Chronically Chilled speaks with Mental Health advocate Simon Katterl to discuss his work in improving the Mental Health system, an update on the Royal Commision and how we can have better public conversations about Mental Health.
Simon Katterl is a lived experience workforce member who has worked in community development, advocacy, regulation, and law reform. Simon’s work is grounded in his lived experience of mental health issues, as well as his studies in law, politics, psychology and regulation. Simon previously worked for the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner, Victoria Legal Aid, RMIT University, Griffith University and the University of Melbourne. He now provides consultancy to several agencies, including the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. Simon’s research has focused on human rights breaches within mental health systems and the shortcomings of regulatory oversight processes.