2023 Australian Psychosis Conference
11-13 September 2023,
Novotel Sydney, Brighton Le Sands Beach
However, they represent the largest cause of disability, accounting for nearly 30 per cent of the burden of non-fatal disease.
Approximately 4% of people in Australia will experience psychosis (schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, related disorders) at some stage in their lives, with schizophrenia alone being the third leading contributor to the burden of disease and injury in Australian males aged 15-24.
In a historic partnership between researchers and the consumer and carer movement in Australia, the Psychosis Australia Trust was established to build on the work of the Australian Psychosis Research Network (APRN) and the Australasian Schizophrenia Conference (ASC). The Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA) auspices Psychosis Australia, and provides Secretariat support to the Trustees in their work.
Psychotic disorders account for more than 75% of public mental health services expenditure.