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Jack Well

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The Mayor's role as the executive of strategic authority is to promote economic development and wealth creation, social development, and improvement of the environment. The Mayor also has various other duties in relation to culture and tourism, including a responsibility for the city and its government.

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

● Formal resolution at Victoria Branch Committee, 2017 for cultural and gender balance within the committee and all nominations and consistent implemention since.
● Speaker, ‘Systemic Misogyny and Violence against Women and Girls: An international perspective’, Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group Conference 2022, RCPsych
● Speaker, ‘Women as Leaders in Psychiatry: Glass Ceiling or Myth?’, RANZCP 2022 Annual Congress, Sydney
●Racism Awareness Working Group, RANZCP, Advocated for its setup, inaugural Chair, current Member
● Chair, ‘Systematic approaches to achieving equality in mental health’, Dr Lade Smith & Dr Raj Mohan, RCPsych, Forum by Victorian Branch RAWG 2021
● Chair, ‘Relevance of Feminism to Psychiatry today’, Speaker M Galbally, Inaugural National Women in Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Sydney, May 2022
● Actively supports asylum seekers, refugees, international students, both as provision of clinical services and advocacy for their human rights.

Support for HCWs During COVID

● Coordination of RANZCP Victorian Branch COVID-19 Response
● Initiation and establishment of Database of Victorian Psychiatrists available to support Victorian Health Care Workers during COVID-19 pandemic
● Joint Project funded by DHHS for Victorian Branch for the wellbeing of psychiatry workforce including trainees in the public health system worth around $50,000
● Webinar Series for Victorian members of RANZCP
● Moderator for panel discussion on role of psychiatrists and trainees in supporting their colleagues and other HCWs during COVID crisis
● Project InItTogether, Supporting Victorian psychiatrists/SIMGs/Trainees to support their overseas colleagues through COVID-19 pandemic.
● Participant in national advocacy group promoting appropriate PPE for HCWs during COVID pandemic, April 2020
● Establishment and coordination of an advocacy group (of around 500 private psychiatrists) which successfully lobbied the Federal Minister of Health for establishment of new Telehealth MBS item numbers for outpatient care during COVID times.
● Advocated for development, implementation and promotion of viable telehealth models of Mental Health Care in both Public and Private sectors during COVID

In Press

● Invited Editorial Opinion Piece, Herald Sun, 13th December, 2022: ‘Dan, we must get this right.’ Highlighting the importance of Reform work in the clinical sector.
● News article, The Age, https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/serious-trouble-victorians-waiting-six- months-for-mental-health-support-20221103-p5bv9c.html
● News article, Geelong Advertiser, 20th May 2022, titled ‘Psychiatrist shortage contributes to long wait times in Geelong’.
● News article, Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2021, titled ‘Aussie kids wait nine months as psychiatrists burnt out.’
● Speaker, Podcast: Psych Matters RANZCP, ‘Leadership and management for psychiatrists during and post COVID-19’, with M Wright, R Vine and N Elzahaby. https://psychmatters.ranzcp.org/1072258/9709927

Promoting Peer Enagagement

● Founder and moderator of social media group ‘Kaleidoscope’, established in 2020 for Victorian psychiatrists, platform for sharing clinical information and providing peer support, which has a current active membership of around 400 psychiatrists.
● Founder and Moderator of WhatsApp group ‘Psychs4Colleagues’ connecting psychiatrists, SIMGs and trainees across Australia and NZ to enhance effective advocacy.

Federal Policy, Advocacy and Strategic planning

● Member, Clinical Advisory Group, Evaluation of Better Access through the MBS Initiative, DoH, Government of Australia, 2022
● Mental Health Equity and Access Forum, 30th January 2023, with the Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Emma McBride MP, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Dr Ruth Vine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health, Professor Jane Pirkis, Lead Evaluator, University of Melbourne and Ms Christine Morgan, CEO, National Mental Health Commission
● Australian Government Productivity Commission Public Hearing into Mental Health, Witness, November 2019. Highlighted need for better governance and funding models of MHServices, the importance of system support for trainees along with supervision options in the private sector and rural and regional areas. Advocated for systems to meet the needs of CALD communities

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Support for HCWs During COVID
In Press
Promoting Peer Enagagement
Federal Policy, Advocacy and Strategic planning