Speakers

Hear from 60+ Speakers including:

Rosemary Wanganeen
Chief Executive Officer
Healing Centre for Griefology
Bernie Shakeshaft
Founder Director
BackTrack
Stephen Morrison
Aboriginal Cultural Practice and Capability Manager
Hope Community Services
Jahdai Vigona
First Nations Community Leader
2023 NT Young Australian of the Year
Jacqueline Gibson
Commissioner
Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission (MHWC)
Karen Edwards
Clinical Director
Gidget Foundation Australia
Marjorie Anderson
National Manager
13YARN
Gary Thorpe OAM
Australian Mental Health Prize Winner 2022
Dean Widders
Indigenous Pathways Manager
National Rugby League
Brad Sprague
AOD and Mental Health Worker
Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly and Community Health Service
Ian James
Principal Aboriginal Mental Health Advisor, Mental Health Strategy and Planning and Office of the Chief Psychiatrist
SA Health
Dani Linossier
Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and AOD Reform Manager
Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NTPHN)
Dr. Judy Tang
Director and Clinical Neuropsychologist
Invictus Health
Ciara Millar
Manager
Knowledge Management and Projects, Coroner Court of VIC
Darlene Thomas
Chief Executive Officer
Mallee District Aboriginal Services
Tameeka Iremia
Member Young Adult Reconciliation Network (YARN)
Canteen
Joel Matysek
Member Young Adult Reconciliation Network (YARN)
Canteen
Gemma Trueman
Member Young Adult Reconciliation Network (YARN)
Canteen
Niharika Hiremath
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Australian Institute for Diversity in Mental Health (AIDMH)
Clinton Bennell
Member Young Adult Reconciliation Network (YARN)
Canteen
Nakita Close
Ngootyoong Mara Cultural Healing Centre - Lived Experience Worker
Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly and Community Health Service
Tim Richardson MP
Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Infrastructure
Parliament of Victoria
Paul Martin
Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Relationships and Business Development
EACH
Jinny-Jane Smith
Program Manager - First Nations Health Programs
ACON Health
Erin Halligan
Director Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
LBGTIQ+ Health Australia
Kathie Melocco
Kathie Melocco
Founder, WOW Chaplaincy
Narang Bir‑rong Aboriginal Corporation (NBAC)
Stacey Brown
Chief Executive Officer
Yappera Children's Service Cooperative
Kimberly Do
Family Support Coodinator
Yappera Children's Service Cooperative
Ally Kelly
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Mind Blank
Ashleigh Gray
Training and Delivery Lead
Batyr
Nicola Ballenden
Executive Director - Research, Advocacy and Policy Development
Mind
Karinda Eggington
Program Manager - First Nations Participation and Cultural Governance
Headspace
Asha Bhat
Chief Executive Officer
Southern Aboriginal Corporation
Makita McNally
Wiradjuri Administration Officer
Yappera Children's Service Cooperative
Gill Callister
Chief Executive Officer
Mind
Sacha King
Founder and Managing Director
Two Two One Mental Health and NT Local Hero 2023
Zoe Adams
Partnering and Programming Manager – Early and Middle Childhood
World Vision
Dr Jocelyn Jones
Senior Research Fellow and Program Leader
Curtin Law School
April Burgoyne
Network Coordinator – Cultural Care Connect Suicide Prevention Network
Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative
Sophia Romano
Partnering and Programming Manager – Youth
World Vision
Son Vivienne
Chief Executive Officer
Transgender Victoria
Imogen Stahel
Mental Health Strategy and Planning Coordinator
Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NTPHN)
Litisha Baker
Litisha Baker
Project Lead | Board Director
Yalu Aboriginal Corporation
Jason Ganambarr
Jason Ganambarr
Program Champion
Yalu Aboriginal Corporation
Tyron
Tyron Garmu
Support Worker
Yalu Aboriginal Corporation
Jermaine Dhurrkay
Jermaine Dhurrkay
Support Worker
Yalu Aboriginal Corporation
Annie
Annie Cain
Children and Family Services Project Lead and Training Facilitator
Yalu Aboriginal Corporation
Erin Selmes
Erin Selmes
Branch Manager
Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme

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we’re on the lookout for dynamic case studies and speakers that will inspire and educate.
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