Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership

Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership

Partnering for change

This major online event explored what a new community based mental health system might look like. 

It brought together sector leaders and people with lived experience to discuss methods of collaboration and partnership to effectively build that community based system.


Day one video, 7 September 2021

00:00:00 Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country — Angus Clelland, CEO Mental Health Victoria; Sophie Scott (MC), National Medical Reporter ABC ​

00:09:20 Welcoming Address — The Hon. James Merlino, Deputy Premier Victoria, Minister for Mental Health

00:22:42 Keynote Address — Prof Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director Orygen, Ambassador Mental Health Victoria ​

01:06:30 Panel: Creating genuine partnerships — Sandra Keppich-Arnold, Damian Ferrie, Gill Callister, Chris Vanstone, Deb Carlon ​

01:53:22 Showcase series: Incorporating lived experience — Dr Louise Byrne, Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow RMIT; David Butt, CEO Grow National

02:23:12 Panel: Integrating across domains — Sarah Fordyce, Chris Hynan, Jenny Smith, Dr Karen Price

03:08:45 Showcase series: Integrated models of care — Patrick Lawrence, Jocelyn Bignold, Charlotte Jones, Clare Groves, Caroline Crosse

04:24:11 Panel: Staffing community services — Dr Kerryn Rubin, Zena Burgess, Jade Chandler, Cindy Smith, Lyn English

05:12:29 Fireside chat: Spotlight on the Aboriginal workforce — NSW Mental Health Deputy Commissioner Tom Brideson​


Day two video, 14 September 2021


00:00:00 | Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country: Larissa Taylor — Deputy CEO Policy, Advocacy and Communications Mental Health Victoria; Sophie Scott — MC, National Medical Reporter ABC ​

00:05:45 | Keynote Address: Craig Wallace — CEO Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council Inc

00:38:40 | Reform implementation update: Katherine Whetton, Deputy Secretary for Mental Health, Department of Health and Human Services ​

01:10:12 | Panel — Embedding safety and inclusivity: Jackson Fairchild, Rainbow Health Victoria; Mischa Barr, Women's Health Victoria; Rashmi Kumar, Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria; Sheree Lowe, SEWB Centre of Excellence (VACCHO) ​

01:57:54 | Fireside chat — Spotlight on intersectionality: Adele Murdolo,Executive Director Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health ​

02:23:54 | Showcase series: Incorporating lived experience: Belinda Caldwell, CEO Eating Disorders Victoria; Rose Cuff, Executive Director Satellite Foundation ​

02:53:20 | Launch of MHV/La Trobe University research project on recovery orientated practice and the NDIS ​ ​

03:08:31 | Panel — Providing crisis supports: Wayne Gatt, Police Association Victoria; A/Prof Mick Stephenson, Ambulance Victoria; Tom Dalton, Neami National; Fran Timmins, St Vincent's Mental Health ​

03:52:05 | Fireside chat — Spotlight on suicide prevention and response: Simon Pont, Suicide Prevention Australia ​

04:21:22 | Panel — Orienting towards recovery: Nicole Bartholomeusz, cohealth; Nikki Wynne, Wellways; Neil Turton Lane, Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council; Marie Piu, Tandem ​

05:06:00 | Wrap up: Sophie Scott



Day one program

Day two program

Symposium summary