Are you needing some early stage support around Mental Health? Check out http://www.thiswayup.org to access clinically proven Mental Health online programs. This Way Up was created from Dr Michael Millard and the incredible team at St Vincent Hospital in Sydney
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THE HONOURABLE BRONNIE TAYLOR
The Honourable Bronnie Taylor, MLC is the Minister for Women, Minister for Regional Health and Minister for Mental Health, and the Deputy Leader of the NSW Nationals.
Before entering Parliament in 2015, Bronnie spent 20 years working in health as a registered nurse, specialising in cancer care and palliative care. Her work in these fields saw her become one of the first McGrath Foundation breast care nurses and then the Director of Cancer Services in the Southern NSW Local Health District.
In 2021, Bronnie was the first female in more than 100 years to be elected as Deputy Leader of the NSW Nationals, a role which makes her the most senior woman in the NSW Government.
Through her work as Minister for Mental Health, Bronnie has overseen a record $2.9 billion investment into mental health services and support for people across NSW as part of the most recent budget and is leading the State towards the ambitious target of Towards Zero suicides.
DR MICHAEL MILLARD
Dr Mike Millard is the Director of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) at St Vincent's Hospital and the University of NSW.
He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer with particular expertise in youth and adult mental health and emerging and innovative treatment.
He is the Director of THIS WAY UP, Australia’s largest provider of digital mental health treatment, and is passionate about developing, evaluating and implementing treatment that enhances accessibility, long-term impacts and is empowering.
Amy is the NSW State Manager at batyr, leading a team who delivers peer-to-peer programs to schools, universities and workplaces across NSW. Amy is responsible for supporting the team and the growth of programs designed to build stigma-free, supportive communities for young people. Amy graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion and Health Services Management).
Amy joined batyr in 2018 as a Program Coordinator and is passionate about preventative education in youth mental health and supporting others to make positive changes to live happier and healthier lives.