Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership

Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership

Putting it all together

This major symposium held in March 2021 united leaders, experts, frontline workers and those with lived experience of ill mental health to dissect the major reports, strategies and inquiries set to reshape the mental health sector.

These included:

  • The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

  • The Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health

  • The National Child Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategies

  • The Commonwealth’s Vision 2030 for Mental Health


Day one video (5 March 2021)


00:00 Welcome (Angus Clelland, Mental Health Victoria)

01:26 Opening statement (James Merlino, Victorian Minister for Mental Health)

10:52 Overview (Sophie Scott, ABC National Medical Reporter)

13:30 The Victorian reform agenda (Alan Fels, Mental Health Victoria)

1:01:06 RC Final Report: Service reform and vision (Larissa Taylor, Mental Health Victoria)

1:24:04 Panel discussion

2:20:28 RC Final Report: Governance, funding and commissioning (Tom Symondson, VHA)

2:44:10 Panel discussion

3:50:49 Implementation: What to Expect (Pam Anders, Mental Health Reform Victoria)

4:33:23 Panel discussion

5:26:38 Closing Address (Maggie Toko, VMIAC)



Day 2 video (12 March 2021)


00:00 Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country

04:21 Opening Address - Damian Ferrie, Star Health

13:02 ​Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health - Prof Stephen P. King, Presiding Commissioner

1:00:20 Panel Discussion

1:31:13 Vision 2030 and National Suicide Prevention Strategy - Christine Morgan, National Mental Health Commission

2:17:45 Panel Discussion

2:49:20 National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy - Prof Christel Middeldorp and Prof Frank Oberklaid ​

3:33:00 Panel Discussion

4:07:12 Bringing it all together - Prof Patrick McGorry, Orygen

4:34:55 Closing Address - Jill Gallagher AO, VACCHO




Day one program

Day two program

Symposium summary

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