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December 2018

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Mental Health Complaints Commissioner Lynne Coulson Barr at the Forensicare forum.

Mental health information provided to community

Mental Health Complaints Commissioner Lynne Coulson Barr took part in a range of activities during Mental Health Week and World Mental Health Day.

These initiatives aim to overcome the stigma that continues to be associated with mental illness and engage the community in discussions about mental health.

Ms Coulson Barr spoke at Forensicare’s consumer and carer forum about how complaints could improve individual experiences and the safety and quality of mental health services.

At Monash Health’s expo event at Dandenong Hospital, Ms Coulson Barr responded to queries and distributed information materials to consumers, families, carers and staff.

These materials were on people’s right to speak up about an experience of a public mental health service and how to make a complaint.

The MHCC also took part in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Mental Health Week expo event, engaging staff across the sectors about the MHCC’s role and functions.

•      For more information visit https://www.mhcc.vic.gov.au/News-and-events/News/Engaging%20Victorians%20through%20Mental%20Health%20Week.