Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Helen Mayo House Annual Conference 2017

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Helen Mayo House Annual Conference 2017

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Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Services is hosting the 2017 Helen Mayo House Annual Conference on 16-17 November at the University of South Australia's City West Campus.

The theme for the conference is "Nature and nurture in the 21st Century: infants, their parents, their brains, their trauma", and on 16 November will feature an impressive line-up of thought-provoking speakers on topics including:

  • Neglecting neglect
  • Long-term biological impact of early start: role of oxytocin
  • eMums
  • Muslim men – pregnancy and birth
  • Avoiding burnout
  • Mindfulness and DBT approaches to parenting
  • Beyond beer and sex: validating conversations with fathers
  • Working with Aboriginal families
  • Working with vulnerable infants
  • Unseen, unheard and invisible: more on working with shame in mother-infant relationships
  • Playing games: why the brain prefers real games to the screen

Key speakers include:

  • Graham Music from United Kingdom, author of Nurturing Natures
  • Femke Buisman-Pijlman
  • Alyssa Sawyer

External workshop presenters are:

  • Shirley Young
  • Zakiyyah Muhammad
  • Dr Jackie Amos

Other workshop presenters are staff of Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Services, Helen Mayo House.

On Friday 17 November, Graham Music will run an all-day workshop titled 'Nurturing Nature: Our extraordinary capacity to adapt - Advantages and costs including trauma and the place of body awareness in therapy.'

Conference details

Date Thursday 16 November and/or Friday 17 November 2017
Time: 8.30am – 4.45pm
Venue: University of South Australia (City West Campus)


  • Day 1: $250.00;  Day 2: $200.00;  Both days: $405.00
  • Includes: Tea/coffee/water on arrival, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • 50% discount full-time students with valid student ID card – photocopy must be provided.
  • 10% discount for group bookings of six or more for full fee paying registrations.

Registration policy

  • Registrations close 5pm Monday, 13 November 2017.
  • Cost of registration is GST inclusive.
  • Cancellations received before Friday 10th November will be refunded, less an administration fee of $50.
  • Cancellations made after that date will not be eligible for a refund, although registrations are transferable. Cancellations must be made in writing to Tina Bull at Helen Mayo House.

To access the conference booklet, which includes information about the program, costs and how to register, click below:

PDF iconHelen Mayo House Annual Conference 2017 - booklet  (613kb)

For enquiries or bookings contact Tina Bull on (08) 7087 1047 or email tina.bull@sa.gov.au.


last modified: 20 Oct 2017