NDIS and Mental Health
A national conversation about what comes next
3rd Annual Mental Health & NDIS Conference 

February 4 and 5, 2021

Registration Information here

The NDIS rollout is largely complete and as the dust settles, now is the time to look forward as to what comes next…

The past 18 months has seen the transition of people with primary psychosocial disability into the NDIS and significant changes in the interface with mental health supports and services.
Each state has had its own timings, learnings and takeaways from the NDIS national rollout. Now is the time for us to come together to share our experience to date and look at what comes next.

The Third National NDIS Mental Health Conference streams explore lived experience, innovation, human rights and the interface.

You will hear from Professor Mike Slade, Dr Louise Byrne, Gerry Naughton Strategic Advisor for Mental Health for the NDIS, Christine Morgan from National Mental Health Commission and Stephen King from the Productivity Commission.

Conference topics and streams include;


Innovation is much more than doing more with less – what is the vision for innovation? This stream show-cases innovations in service design, development and delivery in NDIS service provision as well as the wider mental health system. Examples of great co-design and co-production, driven by lived experience voice.


People want support to be holistic and relevant to their life. This stream explores the interface between NDIS and the rest of the mental health system; interfaces with primary health and health, housing, education, employment, AoD etc. Who is doing it well? How do we do it better?

Human Rights and Social Equity

Human rights are fundamental to why the community supports NDIS. How does getting human rights “right” look in the psychosocial space? How are we improving human rights in the context of – living well, economic participation, housing, education? Exploring the themes of “Safe, Helpful and Hopeful” in what and how we do business.

Lived Experience Workforce and Leadership

Supply of and demand for support provided by people with lived experience in the NDIS and the rest of the mental health system. What does it look like if we are doing it well? How far have we come already? Where to from here?

If you are a service provider, service recipient, family member, policy maker, policy adviser, service designer or funder – THIS IS AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED.


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Attendee Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend, a replacement delegate may be sent in your place at no extra charge. Notification must be made in writing and received prior to the event commencing.
Should you wish to cancel your registration, we will refund your registration fee less an administration fee of AU$22 (GST inclusive) per attendee.
Any cancellation must be made in writing and sent by via email and received by Monday 2nd March 2020. There will be no refunds beyond this date due to expenses already accrued for your attendance.
If booking within 7 days of the event start date, full payment is required and due at time of booking.

Sharing of Passes
Shared registrations are not permitted for this event. Each registration allows admittance of one person only.

Change of Program Content
We will endeavour to ensure that conference programs are correct at the time of the event. With a Conference Event of this complexity there are inevitably changes in content as the program develops for various reasons. We may need to alter the program prior to or during the event and reserve the right to do so without notice. We also reserve the right to postpone or cancel this event (when full refunds will be issued).


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*Early bird closes 21 February 2020