New Mental Health Commissioner for SA
Thursday, 17 June 2021
Minister Wade today appointed Mr John Mannion as one of the Mental Health Commissioners for South Australia. Mr John Mannion replaces Professor Sharon Lawn who resigned in April 2021 due to personal commitments.
Minister Wade said that in seeking a replacement Mental Health Commissioner a leader with a sound knowledge of South Australia's mental health system, expertise in community mental health services and proven experience in community resilience strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing was sought. Mr Mannion is a registered mental health nurse and has worked in acute and community mental health services in the United Kingdom and Australia and led the establishment of the Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation in 2018.
“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.”