The Commission said a fond farewell to Deputy Commissioner Tania Skippen on June 28, 2019.
Tania has been a strong champion for people with lived experience and mental health reform in NSW during her time at the Commission. Tania led key projects including the midpoint refresh of Living Well, the development of new indicators of mental health reform, resourcing improved health literacy across NSW, and the development of a policy position to address the intersections between mental health and sexual assault.
Tania’s deep understanding of the mental health sector and strong networks has enhanced the work of the Commission. Over the past four months Tania led the Commission’s state-wide program of Living Well community and sector consultations to learn what local communities have to say about mental health reform and the challenges that remain. The results from this work will be crucial to identifying the priorities for the second half of the 10-year mental health reform program in NSW.
On behalf of the team and her fellow Deputy Commissioners, I thank Tania for sharing the mental health reform journey with the Commission. We wish her the very best in her future as she moves into the private sector.