Experts Map Future of Mental Health in Australia - Council of Non-Government Organisations (CONGO) gathers in Canberra, May 2013

A gathering of more than 140 experts from the mental health and community sectors are meeting on Tuesday 21 May (tomorrow) in Canberra to discuss the future of mental health reform in Australia.

Hosted by the Mental Health Council of Australia and the National Mental Health Commission, the meeting will focus on outlining the NGO sector’s ambitions for improving the lives of people who experience mental illness, and their carers, over the next 10-20 years.

What: CONGO (Council of Non-Government Organisations)

Where: Rydges Lakeside, London Circuit, Canberra

When: Tuesday 21 May 2013

Who: Attendees include Frank Quinlan, Robyn Kruk, Tom Calma, Ian Hickie, Jack Heath, Jonathan Nicholas, David Meldrum, Karen Burns, David Templeman, and John Fennelly (amongst other leading experts)

Media can contact Chris Wagner to organise interviews with participants and footage/pictures.


The MHCA and the National Mental Health Commission will be co-hosting a second meeting of the Council of Non-Government Organisations on Mental Health (CONGO) in Canberra on 21 May 2013 for members and stakeholdersto progress the development of appropriate and meaningful mental health indicators and targets at the national level.

At the second CONGO meeting, we hope to gather your views on which national indicators and targets would show whether governments and service providers are making a genuine difference in the lives of people with mental health difficulties. We will also be inviting several academics and thought leaders to contribute.

We hope you can join us for this important meeting.  A copy of the agenda can be downloaded below.

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