Grampians Mental Health Conference brings together local service providers

The Grampians Mental Health Conference was held once again on the 19th and 20th March, bringing local Mental Health service providers together for the 13th conference held in Ballarat. The conference, featuring local and interstate presenters spoke to this year’s theme of Working Together with Innovation, Collaboration and Co-Design.

The two day conference was opened and acknowledged to country by Aunty Faye Clarke, Community Elder and Community Health Nurse at Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-Operative. Many Mental Health professionals featured over the two days, some of which included, Dr Lynne Coulson Barr, Mental Health Complaints Commissioner, Dr Madeleine Fernbach, Clinical Psychologist and co-founder of Sound Psychology Ballarat and Lucy Fraser, Senior Social Innovator from the Australian Centre for Social Innovation.

First held in 2001, the Grampians Mental Health Conference was a Victorian Government initiative to enhance Mental Health service delivery through inter-agency collaboration, promotion and recognition of good practice. The conference continues to provide an opportunity for Mental Health services providers to be presented with recent education and research initiatives, keeping providers informed of contemporary mental health issues and trends.

Centacare are proud to continue to support the integral event, working in collaboration with other service providers, together continuing to provide quality Mental Health services across the Grampians Region.