Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Symposium Series 7 and 14 September 2021

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Community-based mental health is at the heart of the new system recommended by the Royal Commission. But what should that look like?  What existing models of care can be drawn upon to build it?  And what factors will enable or inhibit its effective design and delivery? One thing is certain: Effective partnerships will be vital.Our next symposium is a two-day online event bringing together sector leaders and people with lived experience to share knowledge and explore effective methods of collaboration. Come join the conversation as we lay the foundations of a new community model for mental health together.

First speaker announcement

Tom Brideson, CEO of Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia, will share insights into growing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Dr Adele Murdolo, Executive Director of the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, will join a panel of leaders from intersecting sectors to discuss the barriers and enablers to integration with the new community model

Sophie Scott, ABC National Medical Reporter, will return as MC after leading the discussion at our two previous symposiums this year.We’ll have more speaker announcements and full program details very soon.

Special access tickets  As always Mental Health Victoria has a limited number of free tickets available for people with lived experience of mental illness, their families and carers.Please direct your enquiries to

2020 conference ticket holders  If you previously purchased a ticket to our cancelled 2020 conference and did not receive a refund, you are entitled to free registration to our entire 2021 Symposium series.For more information and to claim your ticket to Partnering for Change, please email

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

Mental Health Victoria