Fourth Annual Forum 2018
We're pleased to again be presenting the eMental Health Expert Forum, on 17 October 2018. This annual, invitation-only, one day conference is the leading event for eMental Health implementation science leadership in New Zealand. The focus of the eMental Health Expert Forum is interaction, exchange and mutual learning. The Forum is run in a workshop style, valuing input and discussion from all participants. We are privileged once again to be hosting internationally recognised experts as our keynote speakers. The Forum will be held at AUT's City Campus in Auckland. Registration is essential to attend.

Keynote Speakers 2018

    Georgie Harman

    CEO, beyondblue, Australia

    Georgie was appointed as the CEO of beyondblue in 2014. She has significant and broad-ranging policy and service delivery experience in the community, public and private sectors in Australia and the UK.

    Previously she was Deputy CEO at the National Mental Health Commission providing independent advice to government on mental health reform. Between 2006 - 2012, Georgie had national responsibility for Australian mental health, suicide prevention and substance misuse policy and programmes working at the Commonwealth Department of Health.

    Professor Simon Hatcher

    Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa

    Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


    Simon Hatcher moved to Ottawa in May 2012, from Auckland. He is a Full Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. His main research interests include suicide, self-harm, psychotherapies, psychiatry in the general hospital setting, clinical trials and e-therapies.

    The research lab he heads, focuses on clincal trials in underserved populations. Clinically he works in the downtown homeless shelters in Ottawa and the Liaison Psychiatry service in the Ottawa General Hospital.

     Graham Panther

    Co-Founder, The Big Feels Club, Australia

    The Big Feels Project is part art project, part grassroots community initiative.

    Graham has over a decade's experience in the mental health sector as an evaluator, researcher and innovator. He has published with leading international commentators on recovery and has worked on both sides of the Tasman on ground-breaking projects in peer work in mental health and addiction, primary mental health care, collective impact and recovery-orientated system change. He worked as a peer support worker in New Zealand's first Peer Support Services.