IIMHL Combined Meeting

The Mental Health Commission of NSW hosted the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership Exchange Combined Meeting between 1-2 March 2017, in partnership with the NSW Ministry of Health.

Download PDF of the combined meeting program (5MB)

Plenary sessions

Opening plenary session: Wide brown land: Australia’s mental health and disability landscape
Professor Tom Calma, AO, Co-Chair Reconciliation Australia, former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at Australian Human Rights Commission

Tom Calma

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PDF iconOpening Plenary - Tom Calma - Presentation - Leadership in a Land of Geographical, Socio-economic and Cultural Contrasts.pdf (4.2 MB)
PDF iconOpening Plenary - Tom Calma - Speech - Leadership in a Land of Geographical, Socio-economic and Cultural Contrasts.pdf (531 KB)


Sub Plenary 1: Leaders by experience - A call to action
Fay Jackson, General Manager of Inclusion, Flourish Australia and NSW Deputy Mental Health Commissioner

Fay Jackson

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PDF iconSub Plenary 1 - Fay Jackson - Presentation - Leaders by experience - A call to action.pdf (1.3 MB)


Sub Plenary 2: The technology challenge: what leaders need to know about real-time data and online mental health supports
Professor Ian Hickie, Psychiatrist, National Mental Health Commissioner, mental health campaigner and co-director of the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre
Jonathan Nicholas, CEO of ReachOut by Inspire Foundation

Jonathan Nicholas

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PDF iconSub Plenary 2 - Ian Hickie - Presentation - Using real-time data to drive reform.pdf (2.1 MB)

PDF iconSub Plenary 2 - Jonathan Nicholas - Presentation - Taking the technology challenge.pdf (1.2 MB)


Sub Plenary 3: Pacific Island Mental Health for Oceania: Igniting communities, creating change
Dr Monique Faleafa - Psychologist and Chief Executive, Le Va, New Zealand

Monique Faleafa

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PDF iconSub Plenary 3 - Monique Faleafa - Presentation - Pacific island mental health for Oceania.pdf (3.6 MB)


Sub Plenary 4Childhood Trauma and Recovery: learning from Australia's Royal Commission
Professor Helen Milroy, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Commissioner at Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Helen Milroy

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PDF iconSub Plenary 4 - Helen Milroy - Presentation - Childhood Trauma and Recovery.pdf (1.4 MB)


Sub Plenary 5Just Do It: leadership to achieve the impossible
Dr Peggy Brown, CEO National Mental Health Commission, Australia
David Covington, CEO and President, RI International and Leader, Zero Suicide initiative

Peggy Brown

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PDF iconSub Plenary 5 - Peggy Brown - Presentation - Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Australia.pdf (1.1 MB)

PDF iconSub Plenary 5 - David Covington - Presentation - Zero Suicide.pdf (2 MB)

Last updated: 16 May 2017

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