Featured Speakers 2018

The Symposium Program Committee would like to thank the 2018 Featured Speakers and panelists for their valuable contribution to the success of the symposium.

Mrs Lucy Brogden, Chair, National Mental Health Commission

Dr Annette Beautrais, Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator, South Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand

Dr Aaron Groves, Chief Psychiatrist, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania

Ms Samantha Wild, Director, Awakening Cultural Ways

Dr Ross Kirkman, Consultant Psychiatrist, PSYCH2U powered by GP2U

Professor Tom Calma, Chancellor, University of Canberra

Ms Elida Meadows, Deputy Carer Co-chair, National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum

Professor Tim Carey, Director, Centre for Remote Health, Flinders University

  • Ms Tracey Martin Cole, Director, Psychology CAFFE
  • Mr Robert Waterman, CEO of Rural Health Tasmania
  • Charles Anderson, Organisational Trainer, Wellways
  • Mr Ian McMichael, Chair, Rural Alive & Well (RAW)
  • Ms Sue Hackeney, Suicide Prevention Manager, Western NSW Primary Health Network
  • Ms Chez Curnow,  Mental Health and AOD Manager, Country South Australia Primary Health Network

Mr Robert Waterman, CEO of Rural Health Tasmania

Charles Anderson, Organisational Trainer, Wellways

  • Ms Jenna Roberts, Suicide Prevention Manager, Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network
  • Ms Jacki Ward, Suicide Prevention Manager, Western Australia Primary Health Alliance
  • Moderator: Ms Steffanie von Helle, Senior Implementation Manager, Black Dog Institute
  • Dr Annette Beautrais, Adjunct Professor, School of Health Services, University of Canterbury
  • Professor David Perkins, Professor of Rural Health Research, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, The University of Newcastle