From Asylums to Community Care and Beyond – Human Rights and Mental Health: Lessons from History 2023 Jennifer Cashmore Oration

Understanding the intersection between mental health responses and human rights will be the focus of the Jennifer Cashmore Oration, Wednesday 6 September 2023, at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

The History Trust of South Australia is proud to present the Jennifer Cashmore Oration featuring Dr John Brayley MBBS FRANZCP, Chief Psychiatrist at SA Health.
South Australia’s Chief Psychiatrist, Dr John Brayley MBBS FRANZCP, will deliver his oration
“From Asylums to Community Care and Beyond – Human Rights and Mental Health: Lessons from History,”

taking his audience towards understanding contemporary practice and challenges.
Having previously held roles in both mental health and general health, Dr Brayley has been Director of Mental Health for South Australia, the Public Advocate for South Australia, and Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Canberra.
Greg Mackie OAM, CEO of the History Trust of South Australia said “The Jennifer Cashmore Oration offers an exceptional platform to reflect upon the historical underpinnings of mental health care and human rights”.

“From the world of lived experience and wellbeing to health system responses, the recognition of the influence of mental health on our society has grown apace. “
“Dr. Brayley’s insights will undoubtedly illuminate the complexities of this evolving landscape “, said Mr Mackie.

The Jennifer Cashmore Oration is delivered in honour of Jennifer Cashmore AM, a former member of the South Australian House of Assembly, Minister of Health, and Minister of Tourism. As a parliamentarian, Ms Cashmore was the critical figure of her time in cementing the transformative principle of patient consent to medical treatment that has shaped our modern societal responses.

The Jennifer Cashmore Oration
Admission: Free
When: Wednesday 6 September 2023, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Where: South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI),
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
For more information and ticketing details, please visit:]

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Sophie Tooth
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Phone 8151 3245
History Trust of South Australia


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