Henry Lawson was the quintessential Australian author of both prose and poetry.
Henry Lawson is embedded in our literary fabric. However, his personal life was far from untroubled, and in 1901 he was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. He spent several years in mental health institution.
Jonathan Harms was born in Perth, Western Australia, studying arts and law at UWA. Graduating in 1997 his forts job was in capital works for the HDWA Mental Health Division. Since that he worked in various capacities for MPs, as a plaintiff lawyer and in government, community managed organisations and private corporations. He joined Mental Health Carers (ARAFMI) NSW in 2009, becoming CEO in 2012. He initiated various engagement processes including the Carer Peak Advisory Committees, Carer Support Worker Forums and Mental Health Carer Advocacy Network, and process development within MHCN, with the organisation achieving accreditation in early 2021. He is a current board member of the Mental Health Coordinating Council and co-chairs the CESPHN Regional Mental Health Plan Steering Committee.