AMHHEC Past Events

Past Events

2020 AMHHEC Event Highlights


Professor Margaret Carter
Associate Professor Abraham Francis

Acknowledgement of Country:

Ms Mercy Baird


Autonomy, competence, and relatedness - Dr Benjamin Veness

Supporting students’ mental wellbeing during the pandemic: What can we learn from mature-aged students in regional and remote Australia? - Dr Nicole Crawford

What do we mean when we say mental health and emotions? - Mr Richard Hill

Mental health, higher education and community wellbeing - Mr Jeremy Audas

Webinar participants biographies

Papers from the 2020 Event were published in a special edition of the International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change ('Innovative Ways Forward in Mental Health and Higher Education Practices', Vol 15, Issue 1, 2021).


  • Forward by Prof. Margaret Anne Carter
  • Why Librarians Matter in the Promotion of Mental Health Literacy in Higher Education – Dr. Philip Kwaku Kankam1Frank Darkwa Baffour2, 1Department of Information Studies, University of Ghana., 2College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University.
  • Embedding Graduate Resilience into Legal Education for a Disrupted 21st Century – Dr. Ozlem Suslera, Dr. Alperhan Babacanb, aLecturer, Law, Latrobe University Law School, bBarrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court (Vic) and High Court of Australia.
  • Promoting Mental Health through Creativity in Social Work Practice: The Role of Preparation and Self-Care – Associate Professor Justin Francis Leon V. Nicolas, University of the Philippines Diliman, College of Social Work and Community Development.
  • COVID-19: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Future of Social Work – Hyacinth Udaha, Abraham Francis,babSocial Work, and Human Services, College of Arts, Society, and Education (CASE), James Cook University, Australia.
  • Tails of Canine Co-Counselling – Dr Bronwyn Robson (BAppSci (Micro/Biochem); BAppSci (Hons-PopGen); GradDipEdStud; MCouns; PhD) – The University of Queensland, Student Services – Student Affairs Division.
  • Weathering the Storm: Community Impact – Danielle J. Rancie, James Cook University, Supervised by Dr Sarah Lutkin
  • Strengths Based Approach to Transinclusion in Indian Higher Education: A Way Towards Enhancing Mental Health and Well-Being – Catherine Elisa Johna, Abraham Francisb, aMPhil Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, India, bAssociate Professor, Social Work and Human Services, College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University, Australia.
  • The Power of Language – Removing the Blocks: Conversations around Mental Health in Higher Education – Professor Margaret Anne Carter, Australian College of Applied Psychology and James Cook University.

2018 AMHHEC Conference highlights

Papers from the 2018 Conference were published in a special edition of the International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change ('Ways Forward in Mental Health Innovation, Prevention and Promotion: Voices From the Field', Vol 4, Issue 3, November 2018).

Townsville magazine DUO ran the story, 'Man's best friend' in their April 2018 edition (p.84) featuring the Hounds 4 Healing assistance dog program.

2017 AMHHEC Conference highlights