Balancing the Scales

Restoring the Place of Families in the Disability and Mental Health System
Families, Disability & Mental Health Sector and Community Organisations Welcome

MPs and Candidates to hear & answer your questions in the lead up to the State Election
“The Way Forward for Disability and Mental Health Services…”
Facilitated by Max Jackson
Thursday 31st July 9.30am for a 10am start – light lunch 12.15pm – PM session 1pm-2.15pm
Peninsula Community Theatre
Cnr Wilson Road & Nepean Highway, Mornington (Mel.Ref 145 E2)

What will the political aspirants for the State election in November do for People with a Disability, Mental Illness and their Carers?

Morning Session – Addressing the questions
Hon Jenny Mikakos ALP MP Shadow Minister for Community Services, Seniors, Ageing & Children
Johan Scheffer ALP MP Member for Eastern Victoria Region
Colleen Hartland MP Green Western Metropolitan Region
David Morris MP State Member for Mornington
Neale Burgess MP State Member for Hastings
Nina Springle Green Candidate for South East Metro (upper house)
Helen Constas ALP Candidate for Frankston

Speakers: Lynne Coulson –Barr – Mental Health Commissioner—the Mental Health Challenge
Mr Bruce Bonyhady —Chair NDIA – NDIS Update what is in it for families?

Afternoon session – Addressing the complaints process for Disability & Mental Health
Laurie Harkin AM Comissioner of the ODSC
Anthony Kolmus ODSC
Mental Health Commissioner  Lynne Coulson –Barr

Guests  Glenn Foard CEO Melba Support Services- John Chesterman Office of the Public Advocate
Michael Cromie DHS Manager Strategic Engagement in Disability, Youth & Womens Affairs

Light lunch & refreshments will be provided. To book places to this free event go to: RSVP by 18th July

For more information please phone Marie on 5983 8785/ Aline on 5979 2792
Presented by Community Lifestyle Accommodation LTD, Peninsula Carer Council INC and Carers Victoria