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eMental Health International
Congress 2022






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About the Congress

This year’s Congress will once again be held in Auckland, New Zealand across two days on the 10th and 11th of November 2022. 

An unparalleled line up of local and international speakers will share experiences, lessons and insights from their respective jurisdictions, continuing to cultivate a strong culture of global collaboration within the eMental health industry.

Make sure to join us at what is sure to be the biggest and best eMental Health International Congress yet.


Mental Health's Transformation

Bringing the Digital Ecosystem to Life

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Thursday, 10 November – in person and Livestreamed

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friday, 11 november – Online Interactive event

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Sincere thanks to our sponsors who make the Congress possible.

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We’ve brought together the world’s leading experts to share their knowledge on what’s working in eMental Health implementation.

The eMental Health Collaborative Event of the Year

Connect with the world’s leading eMental Health experts, all in one place


Due to consistent sell-outs in the past, this year for the first time the eMental Health International Congress will be opening its doors to more than double the previous number of in-person attendees. 

It will also be a hybrid event that is live streamed for those unable to attend in person. 

Join us on the day to connect with global experts and peers, dramatically extending your network and power of influence.


This year’s congress promises to deliver the high-calibre sessions that people have come to expect, including global leaders across five key industries; lived experience, strategy and policy, research and academics, the health care workforce, and the IT industry. 

There will be ample opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world, sparking fruitful collaboration between the world’s best and brightest minds. 


The Congress will showcase the latest ground-breaking developments in eMental health innovation, thought leadership and strategy, and champion the participation of lived experience representatives. 

Congress proves to be a consistent opportunity to learn what’s working around the world, and how we can continue to develop the global eMental Health Ecosystem to get it right for service users and providers alike.

Make a Difference

At the core of everything eMHIC does is our vision of a future where everyone has access to digital tools to promote mental wellbeing and recovery at a time and place of their choice. Cross-border collaboration at the Congress is the ultimate vehicle to achieving this. 

Come and support the mental health industry create a seamless future of mental health, and be part of this crucial movement toward making mental health support accessible to all. 

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Your once-a-year opportunity to be part of the leading collaborative event making a difference to global mental health.

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Victoria Hornby

CEO, Mental Health Innovations, UK

International Phone and Text Helplines

Victoria is CEO of Mental Health Innovations, the charity behind SHOUT, the UK’s first 24/7 crisis text service. From 2011 to 2017, she was Director of Programmes at The Royal Foundation, building a portfolio of projects including the Invictus Games, Coach Core, United for Wildlife and Heads Together. 

Pat Deegan

Founder of Pat Deegan & Associates, United States

Lived Experience

For over 30 years, Pat has been a thought leader and disruptive innovator in the field of behavioral health recovery. Pat Deegan’s Recovery Approach includes the award-winning CommonGround Software, Recovery Academy, Medication Empowerment, Certified Personal Medicine Coaching and the Hearing Distressing Voices Simulation. Pat is an activist in the survivor movement and has lived her own journey of recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager. She has held several academic appointments, has numerous publications, and has carried a message of hope for recovery to audiences around the world.

Sandy Little

Territorial Manager, Mental Health and Community Wellness Northwest Territories

Healthcare Workforce, Remote Populations and Access

Sandy has been a social worker for 37 years, and has lived and practiced in the Northwest Territories for 26 years. Her experience includes medical social work, children’s mental health and family therapy, crisis work, suicide prevention, social work education, IPV research, and mental health program/policy development with remote, northern communities. Sandy has been part of a team implementing Stepped Care 2.0 in the Northwest Territories in collaboration with seven regional health and social services authorities.

Dr. Julie Smith

Clinical Psychologist, Online Educator and Bestselling Author

Social Media

Dr Julie Smith has been a clinical psychologist for over a decade. She worked in both the NHS and private practice before taking to the internet to share insights from therapy and psychology research.


She is on a mission to make mental health education accessible to all. Within 3 years of beginning this mission, her online audience has grown astronomically to over 6 million followers across the different video and social media platforms. Her videos have clocked up around a billion views. 


Her debut book, Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? has been a no.1 Sunday Times Bestseller and continues to be the UK’s top selling non-fiction book of 2022. 

Andrew Slater

CEO, Whakarongorau Aotearoa

Health IT Industry, Phone & Text Helplines

Andrew is a visionary change maker in New Zealand’s e-health landscape. As Aotearoa New Zealand’s youngest CEO in the health sector, Andrew solves heath issues by identifying solutions through both a traditional and innovative lens. Throughout his career he has been committed to changing the country’s health system from the inside out, and growing people so they can deliver better health outcomes.


Andrew has been CEO of Whakarongorau Aotearoa (formerly Homecare Medical), a social enterprise providing national telehealth services, since its establishment in 2015. The organisation has grown exponentially in that time from 150 people to today’s workforce of 2,500. Andrew is dedicated to solving inequitable access to health care by creating partnerships in provincial and rural areas to support ethnic communities including Māori and Pasifika, empowering local organisations to provide solutions for the own communities.


Whakarongorau Aotearoa’s 24/7 services operate across seven digital channels including voice, webchat and text, and are supported by clinical teams including more than 200 nurses, paramedics and specialists.

Patricia Lingley-Pottie

Co-founder, CEO and President of the Strongest Families Institute

Product Innovation

Dr. Lingley-Pottie has 34 years of pediatric nursing experience with expertise in research methods, scale development and the conduct of randomized clinical trials. Her research work centers around harnessing the advantages of technology to deliver accessible and timely distance, evidence-based interventions to children, youth, adults and families.


Over the past 20 years Dr. Lingley-Pottie’s expertise has been focused on: innovative e-system development for online services and design for improved organizational efficiencies; development and evaluation of evidence-based programs; outcome evaluation; telephone and virtual coaching development, training and digital system integration; client-centered care; system scalability; scale development; military families and clinical trial design.


As a Scientist at the Izaac Walton Killam (IWK) Health Centre and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, Dr. Lingley-Pottie continually seeks opportunities and new research partners to develop new programs and to utilize, customize and enhance the IRIS platform (Intelligent Research and Intervention Software) , a sophisticated ehealth information management system she helped develop, to provide innovative solutions to bridge the access gap.

Anna Elders

Clinical Lead, Just A Thought and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Product Innovation

Anna is a mental health nurse practitioner working in clinical practice in primary care at Tāmaki Health, a CBT therapist and the clinical lead at Just a Thought, New Zealand’s digital eCBT service. Anna is the chair of the Digital Wellbeing Industry Group, a SIG of the Digital Health Association and an honorary teaching fellow at the University of Auckland with a special interest in psychological interventions, trauma-informed care and digital mental health solutions.

Roger McIntyre

Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto, Executive Director of the Brain and Cognition Discovery Foundation.

Frontline Workforce and Evidence Creation

Dr. McIntyre was named by Clarivate Analytics in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”. This distinction is given by publishing the largest number of articles that rank among those most frequently cited by researchers globally in 21 broad fields of science and social science during the previous decade. Dr. McIntyre has authored/co-authored more than 825 articles/manuscripts and has edited and/or co-edited several textbooks on mood disorders.


Dr. McIntyre is involved in multiple research endeavours which primarily aim to characterize the phenomenology, neurobiology, and novel therapeutics of mood disorders.  Dr. McIntyre has been especially interested in identifying innovative, rapid acting psychotropic treatments for mood disorders. Dr. McIntyre’s research has also extended into public health and implementation research at the population-based level.


Dr. McIntyre is extensively involved in medical education.  He is a highly sought-after speaker at both national and international meetings. He has received several teaching awards from the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry and has been a recipient of the joint Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) / Council of Psychiatric Continuing Education Award for the Most Outstanding Continuing Education Activity in Psychiatry in Canada.


Dr. McIntyre has also contributed extensively to clinical practice guidelines. For example, Dr. McIntyre is the lead author the Florida Best Practice Psychotherapeutic Medication Guidelines for Adults with Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.