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Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship

The Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship, developed and led by the Commission and funded by the Australian Government, was launched by the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health on Monday, 16 July 2018.

The prestigious Fellowship will equip emerging leaders with knowledge and skills to improve mental health outcomes in our community.

The first cohort of 20 participants began the program on the day of the launch. Learn more about the participants below:

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Adriel Burley

Adriel Burley

Queensland

Project Manager of Townsville Suicide Prevention Network.

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Brett Saunders

Brett Saunders

New South Wales

Team leader in beverage manufacturing and volunteer speaker for beyondblue.

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Catherine Bennett

Catherine Bennett

Victoria

Consumer Consultant for Alfred Psychiatry.

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Ebony Schroeder

Ebony Schroeder

Western Australia

Senior Policy Officer at the Western Australian Mental Health Commission with a degree in Health Promotion.

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Emma Coughlan

Emma Coughlan

Australian Capital Territory

Emerging systemic mental health advocate, with a keen passion to make a contribution towards improving the mental health of Australians.

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Faith Abio

Faith Abio

South Australia

Former refugee from Kenya, now a disability support worker.

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Hayley Venables

Hayley Venables

New South Wales

Project Manager in Financial Services and beyondblue speaker.

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Jo Rasmussen

Jo Rasmussen

Victoria

Employed in the mental health field as a Strategic Project Coordinator at Murray PHN.

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Jenna Bottrell

Jenna Bottrell

New South Wales

Works with Mission Australia in Far West NSW.

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Kate Drews

Kate Drews

New South Wales

Research Program Manager at icare insurance, specialising in the effects of social support on injury recovery.

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Katherine Haag

Katherine Haag

Western Australia

Social worker and former financial counsellor with background in community services.

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Katie Larsen

Katie Larsen

Victoria

Experience in social services across service delivery and corporate/strategic roles.

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Lemuel Tan

Lemuel Tan

Western Australia

Acting CAMHS/Youth Coordinator for Wheatbelt Mental Health Service.

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Lisa Sweeney

Lisa Sweeney

Victoria

Senior Policy Adviser with the Victorian Public Service in National Health Reform.

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Samuel Hockey

Samuel Hockey

New South Wales

Youth mental health ambassador with lived experience.

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Simone Bursey

Simone Bursey

Victoria

Manages clinical and therapeutic services for a youth homelessness service.

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Stuart Mearns

Stuart Mearns

Western Australia

Assistant Divisional Officer at Custodial Services and Mental Division of WA Police Force, former experience as first responder.

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Taylor Johnstone

Taylor Johnstone

Victoria

Youth mental health ambassador with lived experience.

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Tracey Saggers

Tracey Saggers

Western Australia

Experience within the mining and construction industry, post-graduate studies in mental health counselling.

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Trina Cummins

Trina Cummins

South Australia

Inaugural Director of Wellbeing and Counselling at Wilderness School.

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