Our Speakers

The FearLess National Conversation on PTSD has curated an impressive lineup of national speakers including mental health professionals, researchers, PTSD advocates from a range of industries and disciplines and those living with PTSD and its consequences.

Notable speakers for the conference include:

Prof. Richard Bryant, Scientia Professor at the University of NSW
Topic: Understanding mechanisms of treating PTSD to improve our programs

Mark Carroll, President of the Police Federation of Australia and the Police Association of SA with John Schnmann, Singer of the iconic I was only 19 song
Topic: The importance of stories and cultural context in mental health education, awareness and the eradication of stigma

Prof. David Forbes, Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
Topic: PTSD & research – Connecting the strands towards a holistic approach to PTSD treatment and management

Prof. Maxwell Bennett, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Sydney
Topic: PTSD & Science – Neurobiological mechanisms in trauma and extinction

Anthony Minichiello, former NRL player
Topic: Food for healing – How the right eating habits and food can help in physical healing and the influence nutrition has on mental and emotional states

Kerrie Atherton, Founder of Stories of Hope
Topic: Her personal story of PTSD which was the catalyst for starting Stories of Hope

Belinda Neil, former Police Inspector and bestselling author of Under Siege
Topic: Belinda’s lived experience of PTSD

Petrea King, Founder and CEO of Quest for Life
Topic: Immersive recovery-orientated programs for people with PTSD

For more information on all our speakers, please visit our website.

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