Mary OHagan

Mary OHagan

Speaker, consultant and writer

Mary O'Hagan used mental health services in New Zealand for eight years as a young woman and ever since has worked to make a difference to the way society and services respond to people with lived experience of major mental distress.

An international speaker, consultant and writer, and a thought leader on service user perspectives and recovery, Mary is a former New Zealand Mental Health Commissioner. She is well known for her unique experience in recovery-based services and systems, anti-discrimination and social inclusion.


Added 31 May 2010

Mary OHagan

First Person: The role of lived experience in shaping mental health services

With the selection of youth mental health expert Professor Patrick McGorry as the 2010 Australian Citizen of the Year, the issue of mental health has never been more prominent. Internationally renowned mental health consumer advocate Mary O'Hagan wades in to help ensure we don't forget those who matter most as new services emerge - the users.

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