Advocate for mental health reform delivers UWS Open Forum
2010 Australian of the Year, Professor Patrick McGorry AO, delivered the University of Western Sydney’s Open Forum, ‘Staying Sane: Wellbeing, Work and Success’, at Parramatta campus on 4 July 2012.
Professor McGorry is a leading international researcher, clinician and advocate for mental health reform. For more than 25 years, he has contributed to the improvement of the youth mental health sector to help transform the lives of tens of thousands of young people here and around the world.
He is Executive Director of Orygen Youth Health (OYH), a world-renowned youth mental health service which has placed Australia at the forefront of innovation in the early intervention and treatment of mental illness, a Director of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation (headspace), and Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.
He was made an officer of the Order of Australia in June 2010.
Former Australian Human Rights Commissioner and Director of Equity and Diversity at UWS, Dr Sev Ozdowski, was MC for the evening.
The 2012 UWS Open Forum Seminars, which run throughout the year, are hosted by UWS Equity and Diversity. They cover topical and contemporary issues and help bring academia academic and the Greater Sydney community together for rigorous debate.
WHAT: UWS Open Forum
WHEN: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start, Wednesday 4th July 2012
WHERE: Building EA, Room G.19, UWS Parramatta campus, Corner of Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive, Rydalmere
MAP: Parramatta campus map
4 July 2012