Mental Health Reform

Talk Last Night… thank you to a beautiful group of people

I feel I must offer a very heartfelt thank you to the 25 or so people who joined me for my talk last night, “Is Recovery Enough?”. While I give talks all the time, this was the first time I have organised my own venue and promoted a talk on my own. I really wasn’t sure if I would be talking to an empty room! It was incredibly affirming to find that so many people were interested in what I had to share – and to top that off, the respect, intelligence and compassion that everyone brought to their own sharing was just beautiful.

I left the talk last night with a renewed hope for the possibility of real change in mental health – and within ourselves.

I learnt a lot from all of you and feel I have developed the idea of transformation further as well. I can’t wait for the next time we gather.

Travel gently folks,

Indigo

PS A big thank you to my nephew Adrian for being a gracious ‘doorman’ for the night.

November newsletter available

Hi folks, I’ve just issued my newsletter for November. You can read it here online, or subscribe to my mailing list here and it will pop up in your email every 4-6 weeks. I promise not to flood you with unwanted emails… I hate that myself!

Cheers, Indigo

Register today for the info session about the proposed new Mental Health Act

Get the facts, Have your say… The Department of Health is holding an information session on the new mental health legislation THIS WEEK.

The session will provide information on the intended policy directions for the new legislation, including to promote recovery-oriented practice, minimise the duration of compulsory treatment, safeguard the rights and dignity of people with mental illness and enhance oversight while encouraging innovation and service improvement. The details of the information session are:

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2012
Venue: Department of Health, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Room 1.01
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
RSVP your name to Keir.Saltmarsh@health.vic.gov.au at the Department of Health by Monday 19 November 2012.

Read my review of the proposed new act…

ABN 78 422 063 360

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