Perth, 14 December 2010
Former Chair of the National Advisory Council on Mental Health, John Mendoza, is to join the Board of Global Mind Screen Group, a leading mental health assessment company.
"We are delighted that John has decided to join our Board and support Global Mind Screen's goal of making a difference to the mental health of Australians through early assessment," said Marshall Couper, Chief Executive Officer of Global Mind Screen Group. "John's passion for mental health and deep understanding of the issues faced by all mental health stakeholders, including practitioners, patients, carers, industry groups and policy makers will produce tangible benefits to our company.
Echoing sentiments conveyed throughout the year by 2010 Australian of the Year Patrick McGorry, Adj Professor Mendoza reaffirmed the importance of early intervention in mental health. "Early inervention is the key to reducing the burden on the health system and improving mental health outcomes for patients, but to achieve early intervention you must first have early assessment. The Mind Screen's unique multi-disorder assessment capability helps practitioners to accurately diagnose and make early intervention a reality," commented John Mendoza.