Saturday, June 9th, 2012


Some of the world’s most outspoken and controversial experts in field of mental health will arrive in Perth this weekend for the 2012 Asia Pacific Conference on Mental Health hosted by Richmond Fellowship WA on:

Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 June, 2012
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

The event has attracted international experts in:
• Mental health in the criminal justice system
• Childhood and youth issues
• Economic modeling
• Employment and empowerment
• Mental health service models

Underlying all discussions is the recent release of the controversial United States’ draft DSM-5, which is widely considered the world’s bible for psychiatry and raises questions of over-diagnosis and medication.

Amongst the guests are:
• The Hon. Helen Morton MLC Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services (Western Australia)
• Mark Butler, Minister for Metal health ad Ageing (Australia)
• The Hon. Chief Justice Wayne Martin
• Chief Justice, Mental Health Commissioner Eddie Bartnik
• Commissioner for Children and Young People, Michelle Scott

View Conference video at

The Conference will provide updates via a live Twitter Conversation at #2012ASPAC

Speakers are available for interviews by calling Amanda Fay on 0408 807 870 or email [email protected]

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