Outside In Conference 2009

6 - 8 May 2009

Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Co-hosted by the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) and the Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (NADA)

The Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (NADA) and the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC), the peak bodies for the drug and alcohol and mental health community sectors in NSW respectively, came together to present this ground breaking conference.

Approximately 600 delegates over three days were exposed to speakers, presentations and inteactive opportunities to look for the way forward in dealing with complex and diverse needs in the community, especially around the issues of mental health and drug and alcohol use.

General Conference Information

Keynote Speakers

  • The Hon John Della Bosca - NSW Minister for Health, Minister for the Central Coast and Vice President of the Executive Council
  • John Mendoza - Chair, National Advisory Council on Mental Health
  • Tania Major - Young Australian of the Year 2007
  • Professor Margaret Hamilton - Chair, Multiple and Complex Needs Panel (Victoria) and University of Melbourne
  • David McGrath - Director, NSW Health Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office
  • Jeff Cheverton - Executive Director, Queensland Alliance
  • Janet Meagher AM - PRA