Our amazing program


All work and no play - how can we improve mental health in the workplace?

Proudly supported by Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, Kim McGuiness leads the conversation with Graeme Cowan, Anna-Louise Bouvier and Troy Morgan.

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North West and Crooked! What really are the effects of mental health in the bush?

Supported by Mort & Co, Belinda Sanders interviews Georgie Somerset, Tim Saal and Craig Hamilton.

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New Beginnings - what are the big ticket considerations for a retiree's mental health?

Supported by PB Agrifood, this session sees Ray Martin in conversation with Susan Duncan and Helen Everingham.

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First Course, Any Course, A Collision Course! How does food affect our mental health?

Supported by Rugby Farming Group, David Iliffe talks with a panel of foodies, Emma Ellice-Flint and Dr Sharyn Donaldson.

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It's not simply black or white - the complexities of mental health issues for Aboriginal people.

Supported by Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network, Dr Maree Toombs speaks with Dr Herbert Wharton, Kelsey Harrigan and Stan Dryden.

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Life is Big! Does writing help when it is truly too big?

Rachelle Hampson talks with Melissa Pouliot, Julie Shinners and Susannah Birch.

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Strong Men do too - a conversation about depression.

Supported by Black Pearl Charcoal, Peter FitzSimons talks with Allan Sparkes and Commander Grant Edwards.

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Writing for Wellbeing - can we pen our way out of mental health issues?

Supported by Taylor Safety Equipment, Dr Peter McIlveen is in conversation with Dr Leanne Dodd, Suzanne Holt and Karen Russell.

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The earlier the better - intervention strategies for children's mental health.

Supported by AVIS/Wideland Group. Mandy Nolan with Peter Carnavas, Amanda Webster and Edwina Shaw.

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Stressed? You are not alone. Empathise, humanise, sympathise - support begets support.

Supported by Lifeline Darling Downs and Southwest Queensland, Helen Everingham will be in conversation with John Schumann.


Sticks and Stones - words can kill. Bullying - can we actually do anything to stop it?

Supported by Tilly's Crawler Parts, Chris Mackey will be in conversation with Tick Everett and Margaret Hepworth.

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Child Authors: Unleash the Writer. A session especially for educators.

Supported by Child Writes/Boogie Books, Suzanne Holt and Dr Peter McIlveen present a research paper.

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Fame, Fortune and Fatigue - positively managing your life and managing your expectations.

Supported by Consult + Pepper Marketing, Charlie Scudamore leads a conversation with Mia FreedmanAnnie Flamsteed and Tara Pitt.

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Home away from home - starting afresh from a generational perspective.

Supported by Colliers International Toowoomba, Trevor Watts talks with Prudence Melom, Sharon Orapeleng and Professor Shahjahan Khan.

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Everyone has her own Everest! A conversation about positivity in a crisis.

Supported by Toowoomba Regional Council, Jacinta Tynan speaks with Jo-Ann Capp, Sue Mackey and Alyssa Azar.

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Wellness vs Illness - Social enterprise and the power to change lives.

David Janetski in conversation with Jen Shaw, Ally Martell, Louise Noble and Luke Terry.

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