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On 2 June 2016, Mental Health Australia Chair and Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott spoke to the NSW State Parliament and members of the Schizophrenia Fellowship about mental health reform, community and innovation

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UK mental health expert Professor Slade Mike Slade gave a fantastic speech at the Grace Groom Memorial Oration 2015. He discussed a range of issues including...

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Perspectives Newsletter - September 2015. A new National Mental Health Plan and reform of the system that goes with it, can only occur if everyone plays a substantial part in the process. Reform must be designed in tandem with the mental health sector and must be led by First Ministers. In this article, Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan outlines the issues facing governments and the sector in regards to responding to the National Mental Health Commissions Review, and implementing the NDIS.

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On Wednesday, 26 August, Mental Health Australia gave evidence to the Senate Select Committee on Health about the National Mental Health Commission’s National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. A copy of the Opening Statement by the CEO, Frank Quinlan, is available here.

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On the eve of World Mental Health Day 2014, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN gave the key note address at our annual Grace Groom Memorial Lecture. Held at the National Press Club, the Vice Admiral outlined many of the issues facing a modern defence force that is looking to respond to the issue of mental health and wellbeing amongst service men and women.

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MHCA Chair Jennifer Westacott recently presented a key note address at the Association Forum’s 9th Annual CEO Symposium. Speaking to an audience of leaders from the not for profit sector in Australia, the presentation focussed on how the various sectors can work together to create mentally health workplaces in Australia. The presentation explores the current political climate for mental health; the impact of mental illness on the community; the new vision for the MHCA, and; how leaders can improve the mental wellbeing of their organisations and work with people with a mental illness.

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CEO Frank Quinlan’s opening statement to the Senate Inquiry into the Commission of Audit’s public hearing on 18 February 2014.

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MHCA Chair, Jennifer Westacott, delivers the Grace Groom Memorial Oration for 2013 at the National Press Club as part of Mental Health Week.

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