Preparing for reform
Co-production, culture change and leadership. 29 June 2021

As Victoria begins to form pathways for mental health reform, it’s time for the sector to come together to converse, negotiate and understand how to implement the changes needed to progress. Join us for an online event featuring key influencers and lively panel discussions, in preparation for the significant changes ahead.

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

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 Preparing For Reform, please email

Katherine Whetton

Katherine Whetton

Opening address

Deputy Secretary for Mental Health in the Department of Health and Human Services

Sophie Scott ABC

Sophie Scott

Master of Ceremonies

Sophie Scott is National Medical Reporter, ABC

Robyn Mildon

Dr Robyn Mildon

Keynote speaker

Executive Director, Centre for Evidence and Implementation

 Implementation in practice 

Panelists: Dr Andrew Milat, Mary O’Hagan, Mary Roberts, Margaret Augerinos

Co-production in practice 

Panelists: Fiona Browning, Kerry Hawkins, Cath Roper, Jacqui Gibson-Roos

Putting reform into practice

Panelists: Dr Tricia Szirom, Marie Piu, A/Prof Ravi Bhat,
Jayne Nelson


Our draft program for Preparing for Reform is live now.