Tickets are now booked out. A limited amount of tickets will be made available on the night. Join the waitlist queue at Sydney Town Hall from 5.30pm on Tuesday 29 October.
This CityTalks: We all have a role in supporting mental health and wellbeing takes place during Mental Health Awareness Month. The event highlights the importance of creating inclusive and just societies that place the wellbeing of our communities at their core.
The Hon Julia Gillard AC will lead a discussion around the complex issues of mental health, with a panel of mental health experts and people with lived experience.
1 in 5 Australians experience mental illness in a given year, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The City of Sydney’s 2018 community wellbeing survey shows that residents who reported their mental health as being poor or fair felt more isolated, have lower levels of trust and perceive less help is available.
As a local government, we support the mental health and wellbeing of our residents by creating a city for all. It’s essential every member of our community understands the role we can play in supporting, and importantly maintaining, mental health and wellbeing.
Welcome address: Lord Mayor Clover Moore
Jordan Raskopoulos, writer and advocate
Julie Millard, board director at World Federation for Mental Health – Inclusion Advisory Panel, City of Sydney
Professor Martin Cohen, deputy commissioner – Mental Health Commission of NSW
Magda Szubanski AO actor, writer and human rights advocate
Jennah Dungay, youth ambassador for AbSec
Georgie Harman, CEO – Beyond Blue
The City of Sydney partners with the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion, University of Technology Sydney to present this event.