Opening address

James Merlino

The Hon. James Merlino is Deputy Premier and  Victorian Minister for Mental Health

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Sophie Scott

Sophie Scott is National Medical Reporter for the ABC


Patrick McGorry

Prof Patrick McGorry AO is Executive Director of Orygen


Program now online


• Keynotes

• Panels

• Fireside chats

• Showcase series

• Two big days

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About this event

Community-based mental health is at the heart of the new system recommended by the Royal Commission.


But what should that look like? What existing models of care can be drawn upon to build it? And what factors will enable or inhibit its effective design and delivery? One thing is certain: Effective partnerships will be vital. 


This major online event brings together sector leaders and people with lived experience to share knowledge and explore effective methods of collaboration. Come join the conversation as we lay the foundations of a new community model for mental health together.


Special access tickets

Mental Health Victoria has a limited number of free tickets available for people with lived experience of mental illness, their families and carers. Please direct your enquiries to conference@mhvic.org.au


2020 conference ticket holders


If you previously purchased a ticket to our cancelled 2020 conference and did not receive a refund, you are entitled to free registration to our entire 2021 Symposium series. For more information and to claim your ticket to Partnering for Change, please email conference@mhvic.org.au