Simon Champ is known nationally and internationally for his work championing human rights for people who have experienced a mental disorder. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, he was a founding member of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW. He starred in the Anne Deveson film ‘Spinning Out’. The inaugural chair of the Australian Mental Health Consumer Network, over the years he has had numerous Ministerial and honorary appointments. He is a director of Sane Australia. He has a degree and post-graduate diploma in Visual Art from the Sydney College of Art. His work in mental health is informed by a keen interest in spirituality.