Media release - Inquiry into Youth Mental Health in the ACT - Public hearings


MEDIA RELEASE

Public Hearing

INQUIRY INTO YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH IN THE ACT

The Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs will hold the first public hearing for its Inquiry into Youth Mental Health in the ACT on Tuesday 26 May 2020 from 9.30am – 11.30am.

Scheduled witnesses include:

Time

Duration

Witness

Sub. #

9.30am15 minsIndividualMrs Rachael Thorpe2

9.45am

15 mins

Individual

Mrs Mary and Mr Ross Bingham

3

10.00am

45 mins

Youth Coalition of the ACT

Dr Justin Barker, Executive Director

Ms Erin Barry, Director, Policy

17

10.45am

45 mins

Mental Illness Education ACT

Mrs Heidi Prowse, CEO

10

The public hearing will be held virtually via Webex and live streamed to the public. The hearing can be viewed from the Assembly on Demand website.

Committee Chair, Mr Michael Pettersson MLA, said the public hearing is an opportunity to “hear the voices of the ACT community to better understand the mental health challenges and needs of young people as well as the services available for them.”

For further information, please contact the Committee Secretary on (02) 6207 0524 or by email at: LACommitteeEEYA@parliament.act.gov.au.

25 MAY 2020

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