Walk the Talk, a Mental Health Australia series, shines a light on mental health in Australia and the stories of real Australians that have experienced or are experiencing mental ill health.
In this episode, Brad McEwan speaks to former chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Allan Fels AO, about his family’s experience of mental ill health. As a former Chair of the Australian National Mental Health Commission, Allan also shares his views on the value of including lived experience leadership and the role that it can play in the development and delivery of mental health services across all levels.
He also discusses the importance of stable accommodation and a supportive community. Professor Fels was chairman of The Haven Foundation from its inception.
Content warning: this video contains content related to mental ill health including schizophrenia and suicide.