Alongside Conference 2024

Alongside Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference


Thursday 17 October 2024

The Ark, 9 Killafaddy Road, St Leonards

Guest speakers Angelo Diedricks and Wendy French

The Alongside Mental Health & Wellbeing Conference explores transformative approaches to providing support and care to anyone experiencing mental ill health, and raises awareness of the assistance available in the community. This conference will not only benefit mental health professionals, but also friends, family members, colleagues, support workers, teachers and teacher assistants, pastors and church-goers, carers, and anyone acquainted with someone experiencing a mental health challenge.

You will gain confidence in how to engage with those experiencing mental ill health, or a mental health crisis, and be equipped with skills and strategies to walk the journey with them.

This one day conference brings together evidence based content from thought leaders in mental health including: Dr Angelo Diedricks, Psychiatrist and Wendy French, Master Instructor for Mental Health First Aid.

"Mental health problems are diverse, can be complex and navigating treatment options can often be intimidating. " Dr Angelo Diedricks.

“Discover the power of recognising the signs that someone may be struggling with a mental health issue and providing support to those in need.” Wendy French.

Register now. Super Early Bird Registration closes July 31st 2024.

Wendy French's - Mental Health and Substance Use: Recognising and Responding to Risks

This session will explore the fine line between mental health and mental illness, and how substance use can act as a significant risk factor for mental health disorders. The importance of early intervention cannot be overstated, and this presentation will provide participants with the understanding to recognise signs of a substance use problem and suggest practical strategies to assist individuals in accessing appropriate support.

For more information:

Email -

Call - 6335 3000

To register: (Super Early Bird tickets end July 31st at 11:30pm)

Volunteer tickets available by emailing -

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