The Fifth National Mental Health Plan

Mr David McGrath, Principal at David McGrath Consulting joins us at the 8th Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium this November and will discuss The Fifth National Mental Health Plan.david-mcgrath_photo

The Fifth National Health Plan is now out for public consultation. This interactive session will outline the main features of the Plan including its implications for rural Australians. It will also describe the upcoming consultation process and invite feedback and discussion. This session presents a unique opportunity to provide input and feedback on the Plan directly to those leading this next phase of its development.

David McGrath runs his own independent consultancy business providing advice to government on areas of social policy and is currently an advisor to the World Health Organisation on mental health and human rights. He was previously the Director of Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Programs at NSW Health and held that role for 9 years. With a background in psychology, research, operational management, 15 years clinical experience, and a master’s degree in business he has a mix of skills that are of considerable value to the mental health field.

David is on the Board of Odyssey House and has previously been on the NSW Psychologists Registration Board, the board of the Institute of Psychiatry, and the board of the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre as well as being the Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs, and has represented Australia on four occasions at the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

The 8th Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium brings together leaders in Australian mental health presenting and sharing the latest developments in rural service provision and research.

For more information on the 8th Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium please visit the symposium website, to secure your place at this important annual event register your place today.


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Mr David Butt, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance to join us this November.

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