Festival Program


Local Libraries: Catherine Deveny & Steve Ellen

Sat 25 Aug, 1pm
Frankston Library

What do we know about mental health? How do we get help? What actually works? Comedian and writer Catherine Deveny has teamed up with psychiatrist Steve Ellen to write Mental, a book that talks with heart and humour about taboo issues around mental illness.

This session contains content related to mental illness.

This session is free, but bookings are required.


1 hour

Session code





Session Artists

Catherine Deveny is a writer, comedian, speaker and author of nine books. She is well known for her work as a columnist for The Age and as an ABC regular. She is the founder of Gunnas Writing Masterclass, Pushy Women, The Atheist Kibbutz and Scragfight International.

Dr Steve Ellen is director of psychiatry at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and professor of psychiatry at The University of Melbourne. He is a broadcaster on Triple R's Radiotherapy program, a weekly regular on ABC Radio Melbourne, and a frequent contributor to The Conversation.

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