MAD Pride online event



We had a productive meeting yesterday and I have attached a draft flyer that I would like your feedback on before Wednesday.

I have included some notes from yesterday so we can have a record of the meeting. Thanks to Richard for Chairing the meeting

  • Basically, those present agreed that we would hold an event on Friday 30 October
  • We would use Zoom, Nate to be the Host, Douglas to Co-host (max 100 sites)
  • Lynda to coordinate the program
  • Douglas to develop a flyer to promote and invite performers (draft attached)
  • The event would have both live and prerecorded artists
  • We agreed to meet on Sat 19 September from 1 to 3 and again on Sat 3 Oc then weekly until the concert
  • All agreed to promote the event through our networked – this will happen after we have had comments on the flyer, Douglas to check-in if no response by Tuesday
  • The purpose of the event is to give MAD Pride an online presence and identify individuals and groups that want to be involved doing that around Australia
  • There was a suggestion put forward about having more than 8 artistes over the hour that the show would be on and the consensus was that if we have more interest we run a 2nd show on Sat 31 October
  • With ticket pricing there was no discussion, however, there is information on the flyer and on the SUPER CRO webpage Douglas – please include a reply all

    Looking forward to making this event happen


    MAD Pride Online.pdf

Published by Douglas Holmes

The contribution of Douglas Holmes to mental health services in Australia started in 1992 when he was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. The TheMHS conference in Brisbane in 1996 inspired him to change mental health services so that other consumers could have a better recovery journey than he and his family. He became a member of the NSW Consumer Advisory Group Mental Health inc. (NSW CAG) from 1997 to 2000, and a founding member of the Australian Mental Health Consumer Network from 1997. He became the NSW CAG’s Executive Officer from 2000 till 2006. His goal was to embed consumer participation at the core of mental health services in NSW. Douglas was awarded the TheMHS Exceptional Achievement in 2014 the award states ‘The awards represents an acknowledgement of an exceptional contribution, the results of which will flow on to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all.’ On Douglas Certificate TheMHS included the following words: ‘This award is for recognition of ‘unswerving dedication to the betterment of services to support consumer wellbeing; for extraordinary determination to ask questions and seek out answers; for outstanding expertise, freely given, with a “can do” attitude whether it be for national policy or a local art group.’ Since 2006 Douglas has worked at St Vincent’s Hospital as the Mental Health Consumer Participation Officer to put the policies he has worked on into action. In November 2016 Douglas retired from the O’Brien Centre at St Vincent’s Hospital after over 10 year service. He now heads up MH=worx.

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