Australia's mental health plan

Australia's mental health plan

Aug 20
Join CEDA's audience online and hear directly from those in government leading the mental health strategies, plans and investments designed to protect and ensure the well-being and mental health of Australians in need.
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The Hon. David Coleman MP, Federal Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
The Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC, NSW Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women

Event Overview

During their lives almost half of all Australian adults will face mental ill-health. Further, suicide was the main cause of death for Australians aged 15 to 49 years in 2019.

The scale and impact of the challenge has been recognised by governments across Australia. In the last 12 months we have seen major inquiries such as the Victorian Royal Commission into mental health, as well as both Federal and State Governments making real provision for mental health reform in their budgets.

Join CEDA as we hear from the Hon. David Coleman MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and NSW Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Bronwyn Taylor to discuss progress on mental health reform for all Australians. 

Livestream start times:
SA/NT: 11.30am
WA: 10.00am

Please note all livestream events will be recorded and registered participants will receive exclusive access to the recording following the event, ahead of the general public. Substitutions for the livestream can be made at any time. Please forward details to the event coordinator.


Meet the speakers

The Hon. David Coleman MP
Federal Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The Hon. David Coleman MP was sworn in as Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention on December 22, 2020. Following the swearing in of the second Morrison Ministry in 29 May 2019, Mr Coleman became the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs. He was previously Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs from 28 August 2018.
David Coleman was elected to the House of Representatives as the Federal Member for Banks in September 2013. He was re-elected in 2016 and appointed as the Assistant Minister for Finance in 2017. Prior to entering politics, David worked in the private sector, principally in the media and technology industries. He was Director of Strategy and Digital at Nine Entertainment Co, Chairman of ninemsn, and held board positions with a number of other companies.

The Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC
NSW Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women

Before entering Parliament in 2015, Bronnie spent 20 years working in health as a registered nurse, specialising in cancer care and palliative care. She was one of the first McGrath Foundation breast care nurses and Director of Cancer Services in the Southern NSW Local Health District. Inspired to make more change, Bronnie entered local government serving as the Deputy Mayor of the Cooma-Monaro Shire.  In 2015 she was elected to the NSW Legislative Council. Only a year after being elected as MLC, Bronnie was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW and Regional Communications. In January 2017, she became Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW. As Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women Bronnie is working towards ambitious targets of Towards Zero suicides, providing more work opportunities for young people in regional NSW and supporting women with a number of programs building leadership and support networks.  

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