Directions for the future - May 2017

On Friday 12 May, Mental Health Victoria held its first Member Forum for 2017 and the first forum for new Chief Exectuive Officer, Mr Angus Clelland.

The forum provided the opporutnity for Mental Health Victoria Chairperson, Liz Crowther, to introduce Angus to Mental Health Victoria members and also for Angus to provide an overview of Mental Health Victoria's direction and priorities over the next 12 months.

The following guests also presented at the Forum:

  • Margaret Grigg, Director, Mental Health Branch, DHHS – who provided an update on current health and broader community sector reforms and developments and the implications these will have for community mental health.
  • Josh Fear, Director of Policy and Projects, Mental Health Victoria – presenting on the Federal Budget and progress of discussions with the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt.

During the second half of the Forum, Mental Health Victoria staff sought feedback from participants on the future directions of Mental Health Victoria.