We’re asking for a system change for mental health

Inquiry panelists Professor Ron Patterson (left) and Dean Rangihuna (right) with Mary O’Hagan, Peerzone Director.

“The Government Inquiry gives us the biggest opportunity I’ve seen in my lifetime to change the system so that no-one is turned away and everyone gets more than just medication.” — Mary O’Hagan, PeerZone Director and former Mental Health Commissioner

A copy of the submission with Marianne Elliott speaking in the background on behalf of the ActionStation community.

“It was such an honour to be invited to speak alongside Mary O’Hagan tonight. She is an incredible advocate for a better, more humane, more decent approach to mental wellbeing.” — Marianne Elliott, ActionStation co-founder and board member

Panelists and audience at the presentation of the Open Submission
Mary O’Hagan of PeerZone talking with Inquiry representatives, from left: Josiah Tualamali’i, Dr Barbara Disley, Professor Ron Patterson and Dean Rangihuna.

“This has been a weight on the shoulders of the Panelists and they acknowledged the final report won’t be able to please everybody. I saw how they stayed till the very end of the evening till the last person had left — they dedicated their time to hear the collective voice that’s in the Manifesto.” — Lisa Archibald, Peerzone Manager

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