Directions for the future - May 2017

On Friday 12 May, VICSERV held its first Member Forum for 2017 and the first forum for new Chief Exectuive Officer, Mr Angus Clelland.

The forum provided the opporutnity for VICSERV Chairperson, Liz Crowther, to introduce Angus to VICSERV members and also for Angus to provide an overview of VICSERV's direction and priorities over the next 12 months.

The following guests also presented at the Forum:

  • Margaret Grigg, Director, Mental Health Branch, DHHS – who provided an update on current health and broader community sector reforms and developments and the implications these will have for community mental health.
  • Josh Fear, Director of Policy and Projects, Mental Health Australia – presenting on the Federal Budget and progress of discussions with the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt.

During the second half of the Forum, VICSERV staff sought feedback from participants on the future directions of VICSERV.