Ms Christina McGuffie
Ms Christina McGuffie has living experience as both a consumer and a carer. She has experienced first-hand the difficulties associated with getting access to the right care and brings with her knowledge of what is working and what is not working in the mental health system.
Ms McGuffie has an in-depth knowledge of government and has established good working relationships across the sector, including state and territory governments and key leaders in mental health. After 11 years in federal politics, she has developed extensive knowledge about how governments function and what they need from bodies such as the Commission.
Ms McGuffie has 28 years’ experience in journalism and government advisory work. She has strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills and her experience in communications, media and mental health advice to government make her valuable to the advisory board.