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RIP Anne Deveson AO 1930-2016

Tandem mourns the death of SANE Australia Co-Founder Anne Deveson

Tandem mourns the death of pioneer and social activist Anne Deveson, and sends condolences to her family and many friends and colleagues. In her book Tell Me I'm Here, Anne documented the carer experience about how her family lived with her son's diagnosis of schizophrenia. This book, more than any other, opened up public conversation about mental illness in Australia at a time when there was a widely-held view that a mother could cause their child’s schizophrenia. Anne, in partnership with the founder of Tandem (Victorian Mental Health Carers Network), Dr Margaret Leggatt, launched the Schizophrenia Australia Foundation, now SANE Australia in 1986.

Read the tribute from SANE Australia and send a message via the SANE Facebook page.

Media reporting of Anne's death in the Guardian Australia.

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