Section of Youth Mental Health Conference 2022


The Section for Youth Mental Health 2022 Conference will take place on the land of the Arrernte people in Alice Springs in the incredible landscape of Central Australia.

The theme, ‘On Country: Highlighting Indigenous Youth Mental Health' acknowledges the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth's social and emotional wellbeing in the context of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and increasing calls for Reconciliation. With an outstanding line up of presentations, discussions and a unique workshop we will be asking how we can best respond to the unacceptable gap in mental health outcomes for First Nations Australian Youth.

 The Section of Youth Mental Health conference has become renowned for its quality and warm intercollegiate atmosphere, and we hope you will join us at this very special event in July 2022.


22–23 July 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs
82 Barrett Dr
Alice Springs NT 0870

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The Organising Committee has planned a dynamic and exciting program. View the preliminary program.


Keynote speaker

Professor Helen Milroy

Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia but was born and educated in Perth. Currently Helen is the Stan Perron Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Perth Children’s Hospital and University of Western Australia. Helen is also a Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission; Honorary Research at the Telethon Kids Institute; Co-chair of the Million Minds Research Advisory Group; Chair of the newly established Gayaa Dhuwi Proud Spirit Australia Indigenous Mental Health Leadership Group and a board member of Beyond Blue. Helen is also a Commissioner with the Australian Football League. Helen has been on state and national mental health and research advisory committees and boards with a particular focus on Indigenous mental health as well as the wellbeing of children. From 2013-2017 Helen was a Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.


Registration is now open for the Section of Youth Mental Health 2022 Conference. Early bird pricing ends on Monnday 13 June 2022.
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Registration category Early bird Standard
RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate $445  $540
Retired RANZCP Fellow $395 $490
RANZCP trainee / nurse / consumer / allied health  $395 $490
Non-RANZCP psychiatrist / medical practitioner $545 $640
University student (medicine, psychology) $295 $390
First Nations delegate* $125 $195

* In order to increase accessibility to our conference we offer this rate to all First Nations People as an alternative registration category

Conference add-on registration

Ticket item  Price
Guest Welcome Reception registration $75


   Conference registration includes:

  • Access to all conference sessions on Friday and Saturday 
  • Refreshments and lunch on both conference days 
  • Conference name badge and handbook

One (1) ticket to the Welcome Reception on Friday, drinks and canapés will be served. Note: Additional guest tickets to the Welcome Reception on Friday can be purchased as part of the registration process at the cost of $75 pp. 


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Welcome reception

Friday 22 July 2022, 5pm – 7pm

Join your colleagues under the sparkling starlit sky of the Australian Outback for the complimentary Welcome Reception. Located onsite, canapés and beverages will be served over the two-hour function for an unforgettable evening. As the sun sets and night sky twinkles into life, enjoy the sounds of local entertainment as you reconnect once more with your peers.

Attendance at the welcome reception on Friday 22 July 2022 is complimentary for conference delegates. Please indicate if you are planning on attending during the registration process.


Please note that registrations for this conference, must be paid for via credit or debit card through our online booking system. Payment via invoice is not available. A receipt will be provided upon completion of your booking.



Accommodation rates for those choosing to stay at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Alice Springs have been arranged.

Delegates may book a King or Double Deluxe room for $165 AUD per night by booking via the RANZCP accommodation block webpage.


The conference organising committee would be delighted to offer various support packages that will maximise your company's visibility at the 2022 conference. To discuss support opportunities please email

Section of Youth Mental Health Conference 2022 support packages.

Cancellation policy

Delegate cancellation - Change of mind

Change of mind cancellations must be made in writing and sent to We understand the impact COVID-19 may have on travel; therefore, no administration fees will be charged for cancellations made prior to Friday 8 April 2022.

Cancellation requests made between Saturday 9 April 2022 and Friday 24 June 2022 will receive a full refund minus an administration fee of $75. Any cancellations made after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Delegate cancellation - Medical

The health and safety of conference attendees is our highest priority. The RANZCP is mindful of the health risks posed by COVID-19, and the importance of following official medical advice with respect to social distancing, practicing good hygiene and staying at home when unwell. The RANZCP requests that any delegate who is feeling unwell or has cold or flu like symptoms, or who may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, not attend the conference.

If, on medical grounds, you are unable to attend the conference, you must cancel your attendance in writing by email to A full refund will be provided; however, you may be asked to provide additional details.

Conference cancellation

The RANZCP is monitoring the latest health advice from both the Department of Health (Australia) and the Northern Territory Government and we ask that all delegates do the same. If we are required to make any changes or cancellations to our conference due to government restrictions in relation to COVID-19, delegates will be notified by email and will be provided a full refund of their registration fee.

Vaccination policy

Please be aware that all in-person attendees at the SYMH 2022 Conference will be required to hold a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate* in order to attend in person. 

In advance of the conference, all delegates, exhibitors and staff who have registered to attend in person will be asked to confirm that they are vaccinated against COVID-19, and will also need to provide proof of their vaccination upon entry to all conference venues and functions. 

*For details on the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation’s (ATAGI) definition of fully vaccinated please click here.

COVID-19 compliance

All participants at the conference will be required to comply with the COVID Safety Guidelines and protocols in place with the venue/s and the conference which will be aligned and compliant with all relevant Commonwealth and state government health advice at that time. By registering for this event, the RANZCP reserves the right to provide your contact details to authorities for the purposes of contact tracing and any other relevant government requirements.

Details of the protocols and requirements will be available on the website and all registrants will be bound by these requirements. The RANZCP reserves the right to update the COVID protocols to ensure the health and safety of participants, including but not limited to event entry requirements. Participants may be excluded if they do not comply with the requirements of the COVID Safety Guidelines and protocols.