Australia’s Mental Health Think Tank

Australia’s Mental Health Think Tank aims to stimulate bold thinking around a national response to mental health, initially focused on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. The Think Tank exists to empower Australians, to create a better mental health system, to embrace hope and to build on strengths.

Australia’s Mental Health Think Tank acknowledges and pays respect to Elders, both past and present and all generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now and into the future as the Traditional Owners of this land.

Think Tank Members

Australia’s Mental Health Think Tank is an independent group of world-leading mental health researchers, leaders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, clinicians, people with lived and living experience, business leaders, carers and policy experts.

Professor Maree Teesson
AC, FAHMS, FASSA
Chair, Australia’s Mental Health Think Tank
Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, University of Sydney

Professor Tom Calma AO
Chancellor of the University of Canberra
Patron Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia

Professor Pat Dudgeon
Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, University of Western Australia
Director, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia

Mr John Brogden
Chairman, Lifeline Australia

Professor Helen Christensen
AO, FASSA, FAHMS
Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales

Professor Harvey Whiteford FAHMS
Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, University of Queensland

Professor Ian Hickie
AO, FASSA, FAHMS
Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
President, Society for Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle

Professor Marc Stears
Sydney Policy Lab, University of Sydney

Professor Patrick McGorry
AO, FAA, FASSA, FAHMS
Orygen Centre for Youth Mental Health
University of Melbourne
Headspace Board

Mr James Ensor
BHP Foundation

Professor Alison Calear
Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University

Professor Philip Batterham
Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University

Professor John McGrath FAHMS
Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Aarhus University, Denmark

Thank you to the bold vision and support from the BHP Foundation in funding the establishment of Australia’s Mental Health Think Tank

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