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Mental Health from the Ground Up: Pioneering Consumer Activists Who Changed Mental Health

11 September 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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Mental Health from the Ground Up: Pioneering Consumer Activists Who Changed Mental Health

Hosted by the Research Group on the History of Community Mental Health in Australia, University of Sydney

Until the 1970s, mental health care was provided by mental hospitals where conditions were dire. In the 1980s, several former residents of these mental hospitals started to make their voices heard. During this event, we will interview three pioneering consumer advocates: Janet Meagher, Meg Smith, and Simon Champ. They were pioneering mental health activists who were at forefront of change in mental health care.

Janet Meagher AO: After 10 years in Gladesville Mental Hospital Janet became a committed consumer advocate.

Simon Champ: A consumer activist and artist whose paintings provide insights into his experience of schizophrenia.

Dr Meg Smith OAM: A clinical psychologist with bipolar disorder. She established self-help groups for individuals with bipolar disorder.

 

Credit: One Door Mental Health.

Saturday 11 September 2021 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free event. Registrations are important.

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Introduction: Hans Pols, University of Sydney.

Facilitators: Paul Rhodes (clinical psychologist) and Holly Kemp (experience expert/peer worker).

Organised by the Research Group on the History of Community Mental Health in Australia at the University of Sydney.

 

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