IPAA ACT – Griffith Review 72: States of Mind – Online event


The importance of mental health awareness in the public health sector

Join Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT and a distinguished panel of Griffith Review 72: States of Mind contributors for a discussion on mental health awareness and its importance to the public service.

When: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm AEST, Thursday 4 November 2021

Where: Virtual event

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Mental health awareness and wellbeing have never been more critical.

Leaders at all levels of the public sector need to put mental health ‘on the table’ – to talk about it, invite others to talk about it, and work actively to develop resources and plans for their staff. This is the only way forward in reducing mental-health stigma while increasing confidence, productivity and overall wellbeing.

Join a distinguished panel of senior leaders who will speak about their professional and personal mental health experiences: Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Secretary of The Treasury and IPAA ACT President; Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director of the Orygen Youth Health Research Centre and Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne; and Professor Pat Dudgeon, Chair of the Australian Indigenous Psychologist Association and Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Project and the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention.

Dr Ashley Hay, editor of Griffith Review, will join the panel discussion exploring the importance of knowledge transfers and their work relative to improving and strengthening the public sector and the outcomes for the Australian community.

The panel discussion will be chaired by Alison Larkins, Commonwealth Coordinator-General of Migrant Services at the Department of Home Affairs and IPAA ACT Deputy President.

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