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This November the world's most innovative mental health conference is coming to Melbourne, Australia.
Working together to build our understanding about hearing voices, unusual experiences and new ways of thinking about recovery.
Led by people with lived experience of hearing voices - but welcoming and inclusive of everyone...
voice hearers, consumers, service users, mental health clinicians, community workers, carers and family, researchers and students.
Three days of new ideas, deeper understanding, collaborative conversations, innovative research and practice, and stories of hope and creativity.
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Exciting new speakers joining the program
The world's leaders in hearing voices recovery work are coming to congress.
Our speaker line-up is getting more exciting by the day!
Our aim is to bring together a range of really diverse views about voices - from lived experience, from professional expertise, from the perspective of families and carers, from indigenous and multicultural views.
Just some of the extraordinary people joining us at congress include:
Dr Rufus May (UK) | Will Hall (US)
Rachel Waddingham (UK) | Arana Pearson (NZ)
Debra Lampshire (NZ) | Ron Coleman (UK)
Dr Lewis Mehl-Madrona (US) | Barbara Mainguy (US)
Dr Dirk Corstens (NDL) | Karen Taylor (UK)
Wiremu and Lesley NiaNia (NZ) | Dr Allister Bush (NZ)
Prof Alan Rosen | Dr Sarah Bendall
Dr Sue Brann | A/Prof Flavie Waters
David Denborough | Judith Drake | A/Professor Carol Harvey
From next issue we'll start profiling two speakers per newsletter. You can also read more on our congress website.
Indigo Daya | Dr Simon McCarthy Jones
John Watkins | Dr Neil Thomas | Amanda Waegeli
Janet Karagounis | Dr David Leonard
Lyn Mahboub | Lindy Moffatt | Maggie Toko
Fi Robinson | Prof Susan Rossell | Barb Shearer-Jones
Limited spaces available
Do you have something to share at the World Hearing Voices Congress?
We want to hear from people with lived experience about your views on and experiences of voices and recovery. We want to hear from professional practitioners and researchers about innovative work with voices. We want to hear from families and carers, and community groups. We especially want to hear from collaborative groups of people working in new ways to make sense of and live with voices and other unusual experiences.
Presentation options range from 20mins to 60mins, and include panels/symposia, talks, debates and workshops. We are also interested in short creative presentations about voices of approximately 15 minutes in length.
We are inviting poster submissions as well - so if you have something to share that would work on a poster, please submit your ideas.
Information sheet for new presenters click here
Full abstract guidelines click here
Full poster submission guidelines click here
Submit abstract online here
Submit poster online here
DON'T MISS OUT...
CLOSING DATE 10 JULY
We are offering special discounts until the end of July.
Early Bird Fees 1 June - 31 July
Standard Fees 1 August - 31 October
Late Fees 1 November - 19 November
Download registration fees.
Discounts are also available for:
Concession Fee: For voice hearers/consumers/service users and carers/family with pension or government concession cards
Reduced Fee: For full time students, and for voices hearers/consumers/service users and family/carers on a reduced or part-time income
We understand that it is difficult for many people on low incomes to afford registration fees - especially on top of travel and accommodation costs. In the near future we hope to be able to offer subsidies for people experiencing financial difficulty. Our congress project team is working hard to raise money for these subsidies, so stay tuned for more news.
DON'T MISS OUT on the early bird rate...
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There is a huge range of accommodation in Melbourne, catering to all budgets. We have negotiated discounts and reserved rooms for congress delegates at:
The Pensione 3.5 star
0.2km walk from venue. Prices range from $120AUD per night.
Single, double, twin and triple rooms available.
To book your reservation click here (please quote discount code PMIC13)
The Hilton 5 star
Co-located with the congress venue. From $260AUD per night
To book your reservation and get the discount click here
Another great option for those on a budget:
Melbourne Central YHA (Youth Hostels Australia)
Prices range from $30AUD per night. To book your reservation please visit www3.yha.com.au
Want more options?
For more accommodation choices you can also check out these accommodation booking sites:
This download includes a list of accommodation in Melbourne within walking distance of the congress venue.
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