As Minister for Mental Health, Tanya is responsible for overseeing the ongoing implementation of a comprehensive person-centred reform of the Mental Health care system in NSW.

 She is dedicated to ensuring everyone across the state has the supports to live well in the community with access to the right mental health services when they need it most.  

 Recently Tanya oversaw an extensive review of the use of seclusion, restraint and observation practices in NSW mental health facilities. The NSW Government accepted all of the Review’s recommendations and work has now begun to implement changes to the way care is delivered in mental health facilities across the State.

 She is dedicated to ensuring everyone across the state has the supports to live well in the community with access to the right mental health services when they need it most, with psychosocial services a key feature of the 2018-19 NSW Budget for mental health through the Pathways to Community Living Initiative.  

 Tanya is a working mother, raising her two young children in Western Sydney with husband Mark. Prior to being sworn in as NSW Minister for Mental Health, Ageing and Women, Tanya was Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Affairs and Homelessness, and has been the local member for Mulgoa since 2011.