Talk Series - Illicit drugs and their impact on mental health

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Talk Series - Illicit drugs and their impact on mental health

Join us for a public lecture on illicit drugs and their impact on mental health.

Andrew Wallace MP and the Thompson Institute invite you to attend a public lecture.

Hear experts in areas of lived experience, addiction, youth substance abuse and criminology. Audience members will be encouraged to write questions for the experts to address in a panel discussion at end of the forum.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Talk topics

  • Personal experience
  • Addiction
  • Youth substance abuse
  • Panel discussion responding to audience questions


  • Lived Experience: Daniel Shafer
  • Addiction Psychologist: Professor Jan Copeland, Odyssey House NSW
  • Addiction and Mental Disorder Psychologist: Dr Rob Battisti, Mind Plasticity & Children's Hospital, Westmead, NSW
  • Youth Substance Abuse: Dr Dominique de Andrade Criminologist, University of Queensland

How to register

Register online via Eventbrite.

More information


12 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya

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