Addressing mental health

Addressing mental health

WA
Apr 23
CEDA releases its first research report of 2015 with an important conversation on the impacts of mental health conditions on individuals, organisations and the economy. Tim Marney, Commissioner for Mental Health in Western Australia, keynotes.

Speakers

Jenny Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Focus
Prof. Alan Duncan, Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Prof. Lorna Moxham, Leader, Living Well, Longer - Global Challenges Program; Professor of Mental Health Nursing, University of Wollongong

Event overview

Mental health is a significant issue for individuals, organisations and the broader community, with more than 45 per cent of Australians aged 16 to 85 experiencing a mental health condition at some point in their lives. Mental health is an influencing factor for many people experiencing entrenched disadvantage, while Australian workplaces are impacted by approximately $11 billion each year through absenteeism, lost productivity and compensation claims, according to PwC.

CEDA’s panel of leaders will discuss the following questions:

  • Is current government policy and funding adequate?
  • How can we address current shortcoming and be more effective in addressing mental health issues?
  • How can we overcome the stigma and discrimination faced by those with a mental health condition?
  • What role can individual leaders and organisations play?

All guests will receive a complimentary copy of Addressing entrenched disadvantage in Australia.

Meet the keynote speaker

Tim Marney
Commissioner for Mental Health, WA Mental Health Commission

Meet the speakers

Jenny Allen
Chief Executive Officer, Youth Focus

Prof. Alan Duncan
Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

Prof. Lorna Moxham
Leader, Living Well, Longer - Global Challenges Program; Professor of Mental Health Nursing, University of Wollongong

Supported by CEDA members

National research sponsor

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