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Service User Academia Symposium 2017

Creating Connections & Building Bridges Together: The Journey Continues

Symposium details

20th and 21st November 2017
University of Otago, Wellington
23a Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington 6242, New Zealand

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The 7th Service User Academia symposium will be held in Wellington, New Zealand on the 20th and 21st November 2017 with the theme being 'Creating Connections and Building Bridges Together: The Journey Continues'.

This symposium is for anyone involved with, interested in, or aspiring to pursue co-produced and/or service user-led mental health projects or programmes

Key dates

  • Call for abstracts and scholarship applications - 10 May 2017
  • Abstracts and scholarship applications due - 9 June 2017
  • Notification of abstract and scholarship application outcomes - 3 July 2017
  • Early bird call for registrations - 14 August 2017
  • Early bird registration closes - 1 November 2017
  • Preliminary programme available - 1 October 2017
  • Final programme available - 1 November 2017

Please note that due to venue capacity places will be strictly limited so we do advise you to register as early as possible.

Get a Taste:  View PPTs of presentations delivered at the 2016 Service User Academia Symposium

Early bird registration (14th August - 1st November): Full registration (1st November - 12th November):
Waged: NZ$250 +GST Waged: NZ$300 +GST
Unwaged: NZ$150 +GST Unwaged: NZ$150 +GST

For any enquiries or to be put on the mailing list to receive communications about the symposium directly please contact Dr Sarah Gordon - or Kristy Wilson -

University of Otago, Wellington - 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington.

Proudly sponsored by:

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Walsh Trust logo
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Mind and Body logo
Building Bridges logo
ACT Government Health logo

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