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November 2019

The role of mental health services in our changing security environment

November 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Treasury Theatre, Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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ANZAPPL Victoria Annual Lecture There has been a global increase in lone actor attacks in recent years, and Australia and New Zealand have not been spared. This presentation will describe the current national security environment and the limitations of traditional policing responses. It will focus on the concept of lone actor grievance-fuelled violence, including lone actor terrorism. The presentation will highlight the non-causal role of mental illness and related vulnerabilities in lone actor terrorists, apolitical mass murderers and fixated persons,…

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