1000 Days Conference
Supporting our Diverse Communities
Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden - ACT
About the Conference
Due to the overwhelming success of our Conference last year, Marymead CatholicCare, Perinatal Wellbeing Centre and Tresillian QEII Family Centre, will come together once again to present The First 1000 Days Conference on Monday, 13th November, 2023 at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden. The theme for this year’s Conference is ‘Supporting our Diverse Communities’.
Expert practitioners from perinatal mental health, maternity services, and child and family health will facilitate open and constructive dialogue based on evidence focussing on improving outcomes for families. The Conference is proudly supported by the ACT Government.
Who will benefit from attendance?
Those working with expectant and new parents, with a baby or young child. This includes professionals working in the following services:
- Psychologists & Social Workers
- Child & Family Health Nurses
- Early Intervention Teams
- GP’s, Psychiatrists and Paediatricians
- Antenatal Clinics
Please join us on Monday, 13th November for The First 1000 Days Conference to learn more about how as professionals, we can unite to understand, support and foster well-being for families from conception to 24 months.
The First 1000 Days Conference will be a highlight of 2023 Perinatal Mental Health Week!
Dr Debbie Noble-Carr
Senior Research Officer, School of Sociology, ANU
Debbie is an Honorary Lecturer and Senior Research Officer at School of Sociology, Australian National University. Learn More
Child and Family Health Nurse, Rainbow Families
Rachel is a midwife and child and family health nurse with more than 20 years experience in clinical practice, research, health promotion and education. Learn More
Psychologist and PhD researcher
Alysha is a Psychologist and PhD researcher at the University of Sydney researching the impact of psychological birth trauma on the unfolding mother-infant relationship. Learn More
Director of the Australian Multiple Birth Association
Silje Andersen-Cooke is a mum of a 3.5 year old and 1.5 year old spontaneous fraternal triplets. She is also a volunteer Director of the Australian Multiple Birth Association and a lawyer. Learn More
Acknowledgement to Country
Tresillian acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People as the First Peoples of Australia. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land in the countries on which we live and work in NSW, the ACT and Victoria. We respect that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have lived in Australia for over 60,000 years and are recognised as having the oldest living continuous culture in the world, with unique languages and spiritual relationships to the land and sea. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present and acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the communities we serve.