Mission of Hope

Mental Health Conference 2022

Exploring the mental health needs of Muslims & culturally diverse communities
Thursday 27th – Friday 28th of October 2022
Bankstown Knowledge Centre
Sydney, Australia

International Keynote Speaker

Dr Rania Awaad

Stanford University School of Medicine (United States), Executive Director, Co-Founder of Maristan

Australian Keynote Speaker

Dr Salih Yucel

Muslim Chaplain, Clinical Pastoral Superviser Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Conference Speakers

Hend Saab


Nooria Mehraby

Senior Clinician

Hanan Dover

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Conference Convenor - Mission of Hope

Nasreen Hanifi

Psychologist, President - Mission of Hope


Ziyad Serhan

Educator, Mental Health Advocate

Tareq Ahmed

Provisional Psychologist

Teguh Syahbahar

AOD Clinician

Sheikh Bilal Dannoun

Marriage Celebrant

Mariam Ardati

Muslim Chaplain, Funeral Director

Wael Ibrahim


Ratih Arruum Listiyandini

Clinician, Educator

Important Dates

Presenter Applications Closed

Friday 12th of August, 2022

Successful Presenters Notified

Monday 15th of August, 2022

Acceptance & Registration Due

Friday 19th of August, 2022

Program Available

Thursday 26th of August, 2022

Registration Ends*

Friday 20th of October,2022

Conference Dates

Thursday 27th of October – Friday 28th of October, 2022

*Registration may close earlier when seating capacity reaches maximum. 


General enquiries: 



Conference Convenor:

Hanan Dover, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

Founder, Executive Member of Mission of Hope