States of Mind | The importance of mental health in the public sector

Join IPAA ACT and a distinguished panel for a discussion on mental health awareness and its importance to the public service.

Mental health awareness and wellbeing has 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 Evaluation 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 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.     

Dr Steven Kennedy PSM (Panellist)
Secretary, The Treasury
President, IPAA ACT

Professor Patrick McGorry AO (Panellist)
Executive Director, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre
Professor of Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne

Professor Pat Dudgeon (Panellist)
Chair, Australian Indigenous Psychologist Association
Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project and the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention

Dr Ashley Hay (Facilitator)
Editor
Griffith Review     

Alison Larkins FIPAA (Host)
Commonwealth Coordinator-General of Migrant Services
Department of Home Affairs
Deputy President,  IPAA ACT    

Event Details

Event Date Thursday 4 November 2021
Formalities 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM AEDT
Member Price $45
Non-Members Price $90
Venue Virtual Event
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive
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