20 Dec 2019
Meet SA's new Mental Health Commissioners
Caption (l–r): SA's new Mental Health Commissioners David Kelly, Professor Sharon Lawn and Heather Nowak with SAMHC Executive Director Amelia Traino.
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Partnering with South Australians to implement the SA Mental Health Strategic Plan 2017–2022
It’s an exciting time as we respond to the priorities identified by South Australians through the wide-ranging consultations undertaken to inform the development of the Plan.
On January 6, 2020:
Wellbeing SA formally became an independent Government Agency with three directorates:
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Prevention and Population Health
- Integrated Care Systems
South Australia’s three new, part-time Mental Health Commissioners, Professor Sharon Lawn, Heather Novak and David Kelly now form the SA Mental Health Commission. They started working in early 2020 and will report directly to the Minister.
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Wellbeing SA will provide secretariat support for the SA Mental Health Commission and staff who previously worked for the Commission are now working in this directorate.
Ms Amelia Traino is Executive Director of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Directorate.
“The Commission’s 20-year vision is that South Australia is internationally recognised as a resilient, compassionate and connected community that takes a whole-of-person, whole-of-life, whole-of-government and whole-of-community approach to building, sustaining and strengthening the mental health and wellbeing of South Australians in order to grow the state’s mental wealth.”