Victoria’s mental breakdown, Professor Patrick McGorry AO

Professor McGorry presents the 2017 Redmond Barry Lecture, ‘Victoria’s mental breakdown: how can we recover?’

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29 November 2017, 6:30pm7:30pm

Redmond Barry Lecture 2017

Professor McGorry presents the annual Redmond Barry Lecture, ‘Victoria’s mental breakdown: how can we recover?’

Although quality of life in Australia is above the OECD average in terms of health, wealth and education, almost half of Australians will experience a mental health condition at some time in their life. In Victoria, mental health problems and mental illnesses are one of the major causes of poor health. In the 2017 Redmond Barry Lecture, Patrick McGorry asks, ‘How can we recover?’

Join one of Australia’s leading mental health advocates for this important conversation.

About Professor Patrick McGorry AO 

Professor Patrick McGorry is a world-leading researcher in early psychosis and youth mental health. He’s the Executive Director of Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health; Professor of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne, and a Director of the Board of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation (headspace). His work has played a critical role in the development of safe, effective treatments and innovative research into the needs of young people with emerging mental disorders, notably psychotic and severe mood disorders. He has also played a major part in the transformational reform of mental health services to better serve the needs of vulnerable young people.

About the Redmond Barry Lecture

This annual lecture honours the work of Sir Redmond Barry, founder of the State Library and a key figure in the development of Australia’s cultural and intellectual life.