Violet Marshman Oration: Professor Patrick McGorry AO
Victoria’s Mental Break Down, Recovery & Design
- Wednesday 20 November 2019 05:30 pm until Wednesday 20 November 2019 07:30 pm (Add to calendar)
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- Professor Patrick McGorry AO
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- Public Lecture
Although quality of life in Australia is above the OECD average in terms of health, wealth and education, almost half of Australians will experience a mental health condition at some time in their life. In Victoria, mental health problems and mental illnesses are one of the major causes of poor health. Professor Patrick McGorry AO investigates the causes, prevention and recovery of this pandemic
Join Professor McGorry, one of Australia’s leading mental health advocates for this important conversation.
Violet Vines Marshman (1917-2014) and the VV Marshman Charitable Trust
Born in the rural village of Branxholme in western Victoria and trained as a nurse, Mrs Violet Vines Marshman devoted much of her life to improving the health and wellbeing of people living in regional and rural Australia.
Ten years before her death in 2014, Violet established the VV Marshman Charitable Trust, with her sons – Ian, Neil and Ken – as three of its Trustees. The $3 million investment in establishing the Violet Vines Marshman Rural Health Initiative at La Trobe will enable the expansion of La Trobe’s cutting-edge partnership work with communities to address the major challenges and issues that impact on rural health and wellbeing.
McKay Lecture Theatre, Flora Hill VIC 3550
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