Summit: Mental Health is Everyone’s Business

On October 11th 2022, to mark Mental Health Week, The Melbourne Children's Campus conducted an online event and launched the Art Gallery. Below are resources from the event brought to you by the Campus Mental Health Strategy and supported by the RCH Foundation.

Please scroll down to view the Introductions, 3 Presentations, and Panel Discussion.


Belinda Horton | Director of the Campus Mental Health Strategy

Presentation 1

Rachel Tolan | Senior Psychiatric Nurse and Mental Health Neurodevelopment Nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital
Darren Pickering | Clinical Support Nurse, Nursing Education at the Royal Children’s Hospital
Kelly Light | Clinical Nurse Educator, Ambulatory Services at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Presentation 2

Natasha Swingler | Lived Experience Lead, Transformation Department at the Royal Children’s Hospital

Presentation 3 

Christine Imms | Apex Australia Chair and Director of Healthy Trajectories Child and Youth Disability Research Hub

Panel Discussion 

Ken Knight | Research Impact Manager at MCRI, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and Co-Chair at the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes.
Deanna Di Cicco | Lived Experience Advisor at the Melbourne Children’s Campus
Jeanette Chan | Lived Experience Advisor at the Melbourne Children’s Campus
Elise D’Abaco | Fellow, C.C.C.H. Clinical Services at the Royal Children’s Hospital
Ralph Hampson | Associate Professor and Director Engagement at the University of Melbourne
Caitlin Elliot | Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology Nursing at the Royal Children’s Hospital

Visit the Children's Mental Health Week Gallery

Visit the Gallery  You can also add a fantastic additional richness by exploring the artwork submissions from our lived and living experience community.

Explore the art and read the descriptions and profiles of the artists and add this important dimension to your understanding of mental health and well-being of our young people, their families and supports, and the RCH staff community.

Acknowledgement of Country

Australian Aboriginal Flag
Progress Pride Flag
Torres Strait Islander Flag

At Mental Health Central we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, gather and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge all people with a lived or living experience of mental ill-health and recovery. At the Campus, we particularly acknowledge children, young people, families, carers, and supporters. We recognise their vital contribution and value the courage of those who share this unique perspective for the purpose of learning and growing together to achieve better outcomes for the Campus, staff, sector, and all people of lived experience.


Proudly supported by The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation