Forum: Mental health matters

Tackling taboos, stigma and discrimination around mental health

One in five Australians experience a mental health issue in any year and almost one in two will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime.
Join an expert panel for this public forum to discuss the realities of mental health and mental illness in Australia, and what we can do to provide better care and support for young people and their families.

When: Tuesday, 7 August, 6-7pm
Where: Alastair Mackerras Theatre, Sydney Grammar School, Darlinghurst – entry via Stanley Street
Tickets: General admission $30/$15 for students, via TryBooking
Contact: If you have any requirements that will assist you to participate in this event, please contact PIAC directly via email [email protected] or call (02) 8989 6500

All funds raised will support the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s social justice work.


Dr Lisa Pryor (moderator)

Lisa is currently working as a psychiatry registrar in Sydney. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and a published author of two books. Lisa has degrees in medicine, law and arts from The University of Sydney.

Gus Worland

In addition to being well-known from Sydney’s Triple M Breakfast Show, Gus has established the Gotcha4Life Foundation. Gus is passionate about challenging the old stereo types of what it means to be a male today in Australia.

Grace White

Driven by her lived experience, Grace is passionate about the social and emotional wellbeing of young people. She has worked as a Youth Advisory Committee Member for Headspace Penrith and is completing her Bachelor of Social Work.

Dr Kristof Mikes-Liu

Dr Mikes-Liu is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and family therapist. He is a clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney, member of the St Vincent’s Open Dialogue Initiative and Asst. Editor for the Australian and NZ Journal of Family Therapy.

Jonathon Hunyor

Prior to his appointment as CEO of PIAC, Jonathon was the Principal Legal Officer at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency in Darwin and the Director of Legal Services
at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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