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Mental Health Australia's Annual General Meeting and 2023 Grace Groom Memorial Oration

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Tuesday 28 November
Annual General Meeting - 5.30pm

In-person in Canberra 
Terrace Room, National Portrait Gallery, 
King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600
Online via Zoom - Zoom details will be sent in the week commencing Monday 20 November. 


2023 Grace Groom Memorial Oration and Dinner - 6pm

The 2023 Grace Groom Memorial Oration will be delivered by award-winning filmmaker, bestselling author and 2023 Australia of the Year, Taryn Brumfitt 

Grace Groom Memorial Orator: Taryn Brumfitt

Headshot of Taryn Brumfitt

Taryn Brumfitt is an award-winning filmmaker, bestselling author and internationally sought-after Keynote Speaker. Named the 2023 Australian of the Year in January, she is a fiercely passionate advocate for social change and her message has reached more than 200 million people around the world.

Taryn is the founder of the Body Image Movement, director of the inspiring documentaries EMBRACE and EMBRACE KIDS, and author of four books. Her global crusade to help people embrace their bodies has seen her recognised by UN Women, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and the Geena Davis Institute. Taryn has delivered more than 100 keynote addresses, and her talk at Google HQ in Silicon Valley was live-streamed to every Google office in the world.

A Canberra dinner ticket includes a delicious meal, beverages, and networking with colleagues and mental health sector leaders 

  • Mental Health Australia Member ticket price $150 pp (inc. GST and processing fee) 
    • Non-Member ticket price $180 pp (inc. GST and processing fee)


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    *Please Note: COVID-19 Event Safety: There are no public health restrictions in place in the ACT, attendees are asked to continue practicing COVID Smart behaviours and not attend events if they feel unwell. 

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    Grace Groom Memorial Oration If registered guests are unable to attend events in person in Canberra, Mental Health Australia will endeavour to refund tickets. Due to venue requirements, cancellation of (in-person attendance) tickets within one (1) week of the event can not be refunded.