Strength, Hope and Determination: Celebrating 50 years of women

Join us on International Women’s Day as we launch our publication recognising the proud history of NSW’s women mental health reformers.

About this event

Date: 8 March, 2022 Time: 9 – 9:45am

Location: Online event – link will be distributed to guests who RSVP.

You’re cordially invited to a special event launching a new publication from the Mental Health Commission of NSW entitled Hope, strength and determination: Celebrating 50 years of women activists and reformers in mental health in NSW 1970-2020.

Guests will hear from:

  • Catherine Lourey – NSW Mental Heath Commissioner
  • Pamela Rutledge AM – Deputy Commissioner, Mental Health Commission
  • Janet Meagher AM – Mental health activist

Speakers will talk about the development of this book and reflect on the learnings from five challenging and seismic decades of mental health reform.

We’d love you to join us as we look back at NSW’s trailblazers with gratitude, while calling to arms those who we encourage to follow in their footsteps.

Please note: The online session link will be shared to all event registrants on the day of the event.


Note: This event is being shared via the Mental Health Commission of NSW. This is not a WSRC or One Door event. Please direct any enquiries to the Mental Health Commission of NSW.