Commission staff will travel to Grafton and Orange this month as part of ongoing efforts to engage with and influence mental health reform in regional NSW.
The Grafton visit on 10-11 May will focus on the successful local collaboration, Our Healthy Clarence. This community-wide initiative includes government and non-government agencies, community leaders, consumers and primary health practitioners working together to find ways to reduce suicide and improve mental resilience and wellbeing in the Clarence Valley area.
The trip to Orange on 17-18 May will encompass a wide range of initiatives and organisations, including meetings with Western NSW Local Health District and people and families who live with mental illness. NSW Deputy Mental Health Commissioner Karen Burns will host an afternoon tea for those with lived experience of mental illness and all those interested in attending are invited to register online or RSVP via phone to Elizabeth Story on 02 9859 5201.