mental health

World Mental Health Day 2019

Global Campaign,

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. 

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

Smoking Cessation Intervention for People with Severe Mental Illness

Gilbody, S., Peckham, E., Bailey, D., Arundel, C., Heron, P., Crosland, S., ... & Bradshaw, T. (2019). Smoking cessation for people with severe mental illness (SCIMITAR+): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Psychiatry, 6(5), 379-390.
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It is well documented that people with severe mental health issues are more likely to smoke compared to the general population. Smoking reduces physical wellbeing and is a key modifiable risk factor for health inequality. Despite this, support to stop smoking as part of mental health recovery is limited.  

The 4th International Congress on Addictive Behavior and Dual Diagnosis

Budapest, Hungary,

The 4th International Congress on Addictive Behavior and Dual Diagnosis will be organized around the theme “Exploring Advance Methodologies for Addiction & Mental Disorders Treatment”

Dual Diagnosis 2019 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on the latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Dual Diagnosis 2019.

Building Healthy Communities: Stories of Resilience and Hope


The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference is Australasia’s leading and most diverse mental health conference – and we will be holding our annual conference in Brisbane this August.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Building Healthy Communities: Stories of Resilience and Hope’.

The Link between Childhood Trauma and Dissociation in Frequent Users of Psychedelics and Dissociatives

Sascha B. Thal, Judith K. Daniels & Henrik Jungaberle (2019) The link between childhood trauma and dissociation in frequent users of classic psychedelics and dissociatives, Journal of Substance Use, 24:5, 524-531, DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2019.1614234

Research suggests clear associations between the severity of childhood trauma, levels of substance use and dissociation - the detachment or disruption to normal consciousness. Despite the apparent link, it remains unclear whether the level of substance use can, in some part, explain the relationship between trauma severity and the extent of dissociation.

APSAD Conference 2019


The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs is excited to welcome you to the 2019 APSAD conference. The event will take place in Hobart, a place that has benefited from surprising developments driven by locals.

Challanges and Perspectives in the Field of Addiction Prevention

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina,

The first professional conference on contemporary approaches and models of work on addiction prevention with children and youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Challenges and perspectives in the field of addiction prevention will be held on 26th and 27th of June 2019 in Sarajevo.