Margaret Doherty

Margaret Doherty

Margaret Doherty has a lived experience of supporting two close family members with long-term co-occurring psychosis, problematic alcohol and other drug use and possible criminal justice involvement. Her professional background includes roles as the coordinator of an alternative high school based on student-centred principles; Case Manager and Senior Advice Officer with Corrective Services; Trainer/Facilitator, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and small business owner. In February 2010, Margaret convened a community action and advocacy group called Mental Health Matters 2. Margaret is a member of the WA Mental Health Advisory Council, Co-Chair of the Forensic sub-network, and sits on a number of other committees.

SESSION TITLE: Family inclusion in the delivery of mental health services