Winter Breakfast 2019

The Winter Breakfast event has traditionally launched the Winter Breakfast Program started by Prahran Mission, now part of Uniting. The program provides a free hot meal to those most in need and runs from June to August.

On 9 May we will hold a special Winter Breakfast in Malvern Town Hall.

A perfect storm: how mental health, financial vulnerability and social isolation intersect to lead people into crisis

A panel of experts will discuss how different factors can combine so that people need the support of programs such as the Winter Breakfast.

Moderator

Paul Linossier

An experienced public sector and community services professional, Paul Linossier has been Chief Executive Officer of Uniting Vic.Tas since its creation in 2016. Mr Linossier was previously the CEO of Wesley Mission Victoria and has a strong personal commitment to the marginalised and vulnerable in our community as well as experience in leading organisational change and system reform that spans three decades.

Panellists

Michelle Lim

Dr Lim is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology and leads the Social Health and Wellbeing (SHAW) Laboratory. Dr Lim is interested in how subjective loneliness can negatively impact social functioning and exacerbate mental health symptoms (e.g., social anxiety, depression and paranoia). She chairs the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Australian Coalition to End Loneliness.

Jayashri Kulkarni

Professor Kulkarni is Professor of Psychiatry at The Alfred and Monash University.  She is founder and director of a large psychiatric research group, the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, which aims to develop new treatments, new understanding and new service deliveries for people with mental illness.

Claerwen Little, National Director of UnitingCare Australia

Claerwen Little

Ms Little is the National Director of UnitingCare Australia, the national peak body for the Uniting Church’s community services, and has worked in the community sector for more than 35 years. Ms Little came to UnitingCare Australia from Uniting in NSW/ACT where she has held senior executive roles in service delivery, advocacy and innovation. 

Information about last year's event is available here.