Our new Mental Health Advocacy Lead

The Centre is excited to welcome Rachel Whiffen, our new Mental Health Advocacy Lead. 

Rachel Whiffen

This role is a dedicated position in advocacy that will work with CCCH and the Melbourne Children’s Campus to influence government mental health policy and continue the system reform needed to make a sustained difference to the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. With a focus on prevention and equity, Rachel will work across CCCH and partners to advance helping children and young people achieve positive mental health and reduce barriers to accessing mental health services for children and families.

“It is privilege to join the outstanding CCCH team. I’m looking forward to working with the sector partners and governments at this crucial time of extensive mental health reforms to ensure children achieve positive mental health and reduce inequities that impact children and their families.” Rachel Whiffen, CCCH Mental Health Advocacy Lead, The Danielle Besen Scholar in Mental Health Leadership.

Rachel has over 17 years’ experience leading public health programs. We are grateful to Danielle Besen whose enduring philanthropic leadership and vision for our mental health research has made this appointment possible.

If you have any questions or would like to get in contact with Rachel, email: rachel.whiffen@mcri.edu.au

We look forward to sharing more about our mental health advocacy work in future editions of this newsletter.

Comments are closed.

Previous post Next post