Registration open for the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

Posted on 1 October 2018

The conference will have many themes, but will particularly focus on social workers’ roles in promoting human rights and social perspectives in their work with adults.

Registration for the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health is now open.

Hosted by the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research from 22 to 26 July 2019 at the University of York, this 5 day conference will bring service users, practitioners and researchers together from around the world to explore futures for social work in health and mental health.


The registration fees are as low as possible to help make the conference as accessible as possible. There are day delegate rates for those able to attend for only a day or two. There are also reduced rates for people from low-income countries, students, service users and carers. Find out more about how to register, and sign up with the online registration form.

Alongside registration, there are a number of accommodation options. Single en-suite rooms are available at the University of York at £70 per night bed and breakfast. Alternatively, delegates can book a room in a choice of four hotels in York, at a special conference rate. Find out more about the accommodation options.

Tickets for the conference dinner on 24 July 2019 are also available at £45 each. This will feature the Huge Band providing after-dinner entertainment. It’s sure to be a great night!

The conference series also features visits to local agencies for delegates to experience local practitioners at work. We are currently setting up visits to social work and social care teams in York and North Yorkshire, which will be added to the registration site as they become confirmed.

Call for abstracts

We have received over 350 abstracts for the conference so far and are anticipating more. To provide additional time for prospective presenters to submit their abstract, we have extended the deadline to Friday 26 October 2018. So, if you haven't done so already, please contact your collaborators, compose your abstracts and send them to us. Read more about our call for abstracts.

“I am really excited about the how the programme is coming together”, said Professor Martin Webber, Chair of the Conference Organising Committee. “We have some excellent speakers lined up, but will make announcements about additional plenary and keynote speakers in due course.”

“I look forward to welcoming social workers, service users, carers and researchers from across the world to York in July 2019.”