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Nicholas Watters

Director of Access, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Nicholas Watters

Director of Access, Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Nicholas Watters is the Director of Access to Quality Mental Health Services at the MHCC. In this role, Nicholas is responsible for e-Mental health, structural stigma, and the development of tools and resources for healthcare providers. 

Prior to this role, Nicholas was the Director of the MHCC’s Knowledge Exchange Centre. Before joining the Commission, Nicholas served as the Senior Advisor Communications and Knowledge Transfer at the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada. Nicholas has bachelors degrees in Political Science and Communications Studies from the University of Windsor, along with an MDA from the Australian Institute of Business. 

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Our Global Leadership Council provides thought leadership from a diverse range of professional backgrounds and experience.

Louise Bradley

Former Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Fran Silvestri

President and CEO, International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL)

Ashley de Silva

CEO of ReachOut Australia

Colin Seery

Chief Executive Officer at Lifeline Australia

Professor Chee Ng

Professor and Healthscope Chair of Psychiatry at The Melbourne Clinic

Jay Buckey

Professor of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Graziella Thake

CEO of Optimisation Hub

Andrew Slater

CEO of Whakarongorau Aotearoa

Ed Mantler

Former Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Nicholas Watters

Director of Access, Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Mary O'Hagan

Executive Director Lived Experience, Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Charles Curie

Principle and Founder, The Curie Group, LLC

Juanita Ryan

Deputy Chief Executive at Ara Poutama

Victoria Hornby

CEO, Mental Health Innovations, United Kingdom

Victoria Hornby

CEO, Mental Health Innovations, UK

International Phone and Text Helplines

Victoria is CEO of Mental Health Innovations, the charity behind SHOUT, the UK’s first 24/7 crisis text service. From 2011 to 2017, she was Director of Programmes at The Royal Foundation, building a portfolio of projects including the Invictus Games, Coach Core, United for Wildlife and Heads Together.