Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership
We're excited to announce the first round of speakers and launch the program for Learning from Adversity: Bushfires, COVID and the lessons for mental health reform.
Headlining the program is Carmel Flynn, Acting CEO of Bushfire Recovery Victoria. Belinda Caldwell, CEO of Eating Disorders Victoria, will join a panel on COVID-19 and mental health.
And MHV project worker Kris O'Brien will provide an opening address, based on his experiences at the coalface of disaster recovery.
View the draft program and more speaker details at our conferenes website.
About the event
The last two years have been challenging for us all. In Australia, the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20 were followed closely by the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The effects of these on people's mental health and wellbeing are severe and ongoing.
During this free webinar, experts, leaders and lived experience representatives from health, mental health and emergency services settings will explore what we can learn from adversity to build a mental health system of the future that is ready to respond.
Date: 30 November 2021
Location: Zoom. Link will be shared with registered ticket holders prior to the event.