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Let's Talk Mental Health

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Let's Talk Mental Health


With Guest Speakers Craig Hamilton and Professor Patrick McGorry.

Craig Hamilton’s highly acclaimed memoir "Broken Open" was published in 2004 by Random House and gives a very personal account of living with Bipolar Disorder.

In July 2012, Allen and Unwin released his second book "A Better Life" Craig is now an internationally sought after motivational speaker who tells what it's like to battle serious mental illness. His inspiring story offers hope and motivation to others.

Professor Patrick McGorry is the Executive Director of Orygen, Professor of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne, and a Director of the Board of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation (headspace). He is a world-leading researcher in the area of early psychosis and youth mental health, and has a strong interest in promoting the mental health of the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers.

His work has played a critical role in the development of safe, effective treatments and innovative research into the needs of young people with emerging mental disorders, notably psychotic and severe mood disorders. He has also played a major part in the transformational reform of mental health services to better serve the needs of vulnerable young people.



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