Dr Peter McGeorge – Patron

Dr Peter McGeorge

Dr. Peter McGeorge is the Director of the Alcohol, Drugs and Mental Health Program at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. He is an Adolescent and General Psychiatrist.

Over the past 30 years Peter has been extensively involved, nationally and internationally, in clinical practice, national policy developments, reviews of the mental health services and the establishment of recovery oriented, integrated systems of community and hospital based mental health care.

Prior to his current role, he was the Director of Mental Health Services in Auckland and Wellington NZ, and Chair of the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation. He is also the immediate past chair of the New Zealand Mental Health Commission.

Douglas Holmes – Chairperson / Public Officer

Douglas HolmesDouglas is a founding member of the Hearing Voices Network NSW  and an expert by his own lived experience.

 Bianca Dos Santos – Secretary

Bianca Dos SantosBianca is a registered psychologist, having completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology. Bianca has a passion for working with people who have experienced psychosis. She believes in an approach that is strength based, person centred and recovery oriented.

Adam Dickes – Vice President

Photo on 12-02-2015 at 9.49 am #3I have been a  co-facilitator in the Newtown Hearing Voices Group for two years and I’m currently studying at UTS. I have a strong research interest in psychiatric diagnosis and taxonomy, which in my view is in desperate need of reform. I am passionate about changing the treatment voice hearers receive from the mental health system, and I am currently working towards that aim. As Treasurer I hope to create a more united network, in which members have a greater say in their Network’s operation. If you have any ideas to offer, or would like to request a grant for a project or undertaking, please contact me at adam.dickes@gmail.com

David Fernie – Treasurer

Lynda Hennessy, Viba Gulati and Vernon Nathan