Australia and India co-host international conference in New Delhi

February 22, 2011

AAMH co-hosted an important conference for community mental health leaders in New Delhi, India from 17-19 February 2011.

The Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has collaborated with Asia Australia Mental Health to organise an International Conference and Workshop on Community Mental Health Development in New Delhi.

Inaugurated by Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare Government of India in the auspicious presence of H. E. Mr. Peter Varghese Australian High Commissioner to India Commonwealth of Australia, the three-day event was co-hosted at the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare.  Assistant Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Professor Bruce Singh represented the University of Melbourne at the opening ceremony of the conference.  The distinguished participants included key representatives from the Asia Pacific Community Mental Health Development Project.

The theme of the meeting was ‘Building Partnerships in Community Mental Health’.  Participants discussed ways to promote and advocate for the development of community mental health in India and the Asia-Pacific, and to share knowledge and insights about best practice partnerships in community mental health in each of the network countries.