We encourage presentations with this theme in mind.

Abstract submissions are now open for the 2024 Collab. We are seeking presentations on the specialist practice of mental health nursing across the breadth of service settings: public, private, clinical, community and non-traditional. For the 25th Collab event we are focused on

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Nurturing Mental Health Nurses and the mental health community across our generations.

Under our silver anniversary conference theme Nurturing our Generations are these subthemes:

(Cluster 1)
  • Young MHN leaders & roles
  • New teams & MHN roles
  • Technology: Digital health & AI
  • Future models of care & environments
  • First nations MHN & their leadership

(Cluster 2)
  • MHN’s wellbeing: how MHN work is nurtured
  • Approaches to mentoring & Clinical Supervision
  • Strategies for retaining MHN workforce.
  • Creative responses to local policy & challenges
  • Practice upholding MHA 2022 & Human Rights

(Cluster 3)
  • Coproduction & interdisciplinary strength
  • Supporting LE led models
  • Growing MHN research
  • Reflecting on 25 years of MHN & collaborations
  • Celebrating our innovators & champions

First time presenters are strongly encouraged to apply and will be eligible to win the First Time Presenters Award. Presentations that are co-produced with consumers will also be considered for the Collab Co-Production Prize.


  • Abstracts are not to exceed 200 words
  • Presentations are expected to be 20 minutes (inc questions)
  • Group presentations are allowed

submission guidelines

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