Dr Paula Matheson is a passionate mental health nurse with a career spanning over 30 years. Paula is the Director of Nursing: Mental Health at Grampians Health. She has worked in metropolitan services, but mostly in regional and rural mental health services. The breadth of her clinical experience from bed-based services to CATT and triage and case management in rural services has been most valuable in her current Director of Nursing role. She has the opportunity to pursue many of the diverse opportunities that mental health nursing affords. Her career has been devoted to public mental health service across the lifespan, mental health nurse lecturing, book publications, presenting at national and international conferences and senior executive nursing leadership. Paula’s authentic leadership, her strategic thinking and collaborative skills have been instrumental in the transformational work for Grampians Health.