Voting for Wellbeing

Celebrating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in South Australia, the SA Mental Health Commission and the Centre of Democracy are co-hosting a panel of strong South Australian women to discuss women’s experience of the relationship between wellbeing and democracy in South Australia – then and now. Panellists will explore what wellbeing and democratic participation mean to them, how women are and have been perceived in society and the workplace in relation to their mental health, and what lessons we can learn from history. All welcome.

Wednesday 9 October, 5.45pm for a 6pm start. This is a free event, but bookings are essential. To rsvp, please click here.


Lauren Novak, Social Policy Editor, The Advertiser


Ellie Hodges, Executive Director Lived Experience Leadership & Advocacy Network

Jenny Scott, Archivist, State Library of South Australia

Heather Stokes, Barrister and Solicitor and Patron of Seeds of Affinity

Vicky Welgraven, Proud Adnyamathanha woman and current member of Premiers Council for Women



Image: Women attending an Australian Federation of Women Voters conference held at Parkin College, Adelaide, 1954. [B 58322] State Library of South Australia.