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Getting mental health reform back on track: a leadership challenge for the new Australian Government

Ian B Hickie, Patrick D McGorry and Helen Christensen
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (6): 323. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00841
Published online: 15 September 2014

In reply: We welcome the opportunity to respond to Dignam's four key points.

  • Ian B Hickie1
  • Patrick D McGorry2
  • Helen Christensen3

  • 1 Brain & Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: ian.hickie@sydney.edu.au

Competing interests:

Ian Hickie is a Commissioner of the National Mental Health Commission and Chair of the Scientific Leadership Council of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). He was previously a Director of headspace (Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation). Patrick McGorry is a Director of headspace and a member of the Scientific Leadership Council of the Young and Well CRC. Helen Christensen is a member of the Scientific Leadership Council of the Young and Well CRC, was previously a member of the Australian Government's E-Mental Health Advisory Group and is the developer of a number of e-health tools, including MoodGYM.

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