Magical Realism and the draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan

The draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan is now available for comment and consultation, with face-to-face workshops planned across country during November and December. It’s already proving unpopular, with former head of the Mental Health Council of Australia, John Mendoza, reportedly urging colleagues at the Asia Pacific International Mental Health Conference in Brisbane yesterday to have nothing to do with it. According to Sebastian Rosenberg, a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Policy at the Brain & Mind Research Institute Sydney, in the post below, reading the new Plan is akin to entering into a world of magical realism – where distant and recent events are as but dreams,…
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