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Welcome to Rotary
Central Melbourne

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We meet
Tuesday 7.20am
for 7.40am
RACV City Club
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000
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Professor Helen Herrman
Psychiatry’s central role in community health care

Studies have shown that people living with depression and psychosis are twice as likely to die young as other people in the community. Partnerships between practitioners, those with lived experience and family carers are needed to improve the poor access to general health services and to mental health care common in our community and elsewhere.

Social services organisations do much great work for young people who come from backgrounds of abuse and neglect.  However the resources provided are low compared to the size of the problem.
International experience shows that some countries are doing good work with few resources by enlisting, training and setting up supervision for primary health services, volunteers and non-medical workers to provide basic treatment.

Helen Herrman is Professor of Psychiatry at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health in Melbourne. She is President Elect of the World Psychiatric Association.


The Goldsbrough Lane Gourmet Farmers Market (#glgfm) offers competitively priced, fresh and gourmet produce in the heart of the city every Thursday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, giving you the opportunity to take produce directly from the farmers stall to your dinner table.

All markets are VFMA accredited and all produce is sold by local farmers and food producers.

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GLGFM is proudly brought to you by Rotary Central Melbourne in conjunction with The GPT Group.


Sep 27, 2016
Professor Helen Herrman
Psychiatry’s central role in community health care
Oct 04, 2016
Stephen Read
Landscape design: reflecting a sense of place and purpose
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Dr Zim Nwokora
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