Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in the number of organisations that prioritise the mental health of their staff, stakeholders and community members; a trend that has led to increased demand for speakers who specialise in overcoming trauma, adversity and stress.
These organisations know that there are not just financial gains to be made - there’s also the less tangible but equally important aspects of building a culture of resilience, optimism and social coherence.
So who is available to speak to your people and what are their key messages on mental health?
Read on for seven exceptional Australians’ take on this critically important topic.
Dr Gill Hicks - Survivor of the London terrorist bombings in 2005
Hicks is an advocate for Sustainable Peace and a powerful voice in countering Violent Extremism.
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg - Psychologist specialising in parenting, children and adolescents
Dr Carr-Gregg shares examples of the latest research and best tech tools available to aid in mental wellbeing.
Nasir Sobhani - Hairdresser known as ‘The Streets Barber’
Sobhani, who gives haircuts and shaves to the homeless people of Melbourne, has learnt that there is a real need to combat prejudice and social injustice with compassion. His talk focuses on this and helps people unlock their true purpose.
Sabina Read - Psychologist specialising in relationships and communication.
Read explores this concept with examples, and shows how fostering connection lowers stress and improves mental health.
Michael Bunting - CEO of WorkSmart and creator of well organisations
Michael shares practical strategies on how you can improve the wellness of your organisation by implementing Mindfulness, and more.
Sam Bloom - Survivor of a spinal injury who shared her journey to recovery with a Magpie chick named Penguin.
Bloom takes audiences on a rollercoaster emotional journey through the highs and lows of her recovery.