20-22 Oct 2019, 10am-3pm

The Ville Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville, QLD, 4810

First responders are at high risk of developing mental health conditions linked to stress and traumatic events.

The Frontline Mental Health Conference is designed for Australia & New Zealand’s first responders, veterans, defence force personnel, NGO workers and volunteers.

Discover research, insight and treatment techniques from mental health experts, meet with fellow industry workers and unite to break the stigma of mental health for those working on the front line.


Featured Speakers


Cr Jenny Hill, Mayor of Townsville

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d), Former Chief of the Australian Defence Force

Mr James Maskey, National Engagement Manager, Police and Emergency Services Program, Beyond Blue

Mr Allan Sparks CV, OAM,VA, NSW Deputy Mental Health Commissioner

Dr Madeline Romaniuk, Leader Veteran Mental  Health, Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation

Mr Andrew Coghlan, National Manager, Emergency Services, Australian Red Cross

Dr Jacqueline Drew, Senior Lecturer and Program Director (CCJ/IT), School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

Mr Wally Mitchell, Canterbury District Operations Manager, St John Ambulance NZ

Mr Kevin Humphreys, Training and Checking Pilot, Queensland Government Air

Mr Matt Newlands, Inspirational speaker and mental health advocate for first responders and emergency services


Find out how to seek help, manage your mental health and support colleagues in need. By breaking the stigma in seeking help, you can create great change for yourself and your fellow frontline workers.

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Last updated: 28 August 2019