For the first time, The Collab is proud to auspice a special pre-Collab Consumer day event designed by and for the consumer workforce.

Celebrating Consumer Perspective Work:
our Successes, our Challenges and our Impacts.

Please join us for an engaging and informative day of guest speakers and networking. With a keynote speaker and consumer panel session lined up, we will discuss important issues currently impacting the Consumer Mental Health workforce. We will also be launching the Abolitionist Perspectives report.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided for this intimate event at Moonee Valley Race Course followed by afternoon tea and an opportunity for informal conversations, networking and connecting until 4.00pm.

now calling expressions of interest for presentations and bursaries

expressions of interest: BURSARIES

Registration at no cost for the consumer day is available in the form of a limited number of bursaries. Criteria for a bursary will be based on not being funded through other means. If you would like to apply, please click below to answer the questions in the EOI form.

The Consumer Day will provide opportunities to hear from your colleagues, share your successes and challenges and network. We are seeking to hear from consumer workers from a wide variety of roles who would like to share their work or reflections on the day. It could be a conversation, a presentation, or something creative for up to 15 mins. Please click below to register your interest in sharing a presentation on the day.

Call for Presentations

9:30am – 10:00am
Welcome and Registration

10.00am – 10:20am
Welcome and acknowledgement

10:20am – 11:00am
A conversation with
Helena Roennfeldt

11:00am – 11:15am
Morning tea

11:15am – 12:15pm
Session one: Guest speakers TBC

12:15pm – 12:45pm
Launch of Abolition Perspectives Report

12:45pm – 1:30pm

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Session two: Guest speakers TBC

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Panel: A conversation with consumer leaders on the successes, challenges, limitations and impacts of mental health reform.

3:30pm – 4pm
Closing statements and networking

program for the day
(jockey room – level 2)


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