28 Oct 2021

Five of the top mental health speakers based in Sydney, NSW

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Low mental health is at an all-time high. Lockdowns, border closures and separation from loved ones have led to an increase in people needing support and new options for managing mental wellbeing.

These five impactful mental health speakers have had unique experiences navigating and overcoming mental health challenges. They bring a mix of hands-on tips and stories of their own resilience and strength to audiences everywhere.


Kath Koschel

Kath Koschel is truly a survivor. Her extraordinary journey to recovery has seen her break her back twice and lose a close loved one to suicide. Rather than let these experiences break her, Kath was inspired to see the kindness in the world. She founded The Kindness Factory, with a mission to make the world a kinder place, one small act at a time.

Her resilience and tenacity are inspiring, and her journey of turning tragedy into triumph will leave your audience empowered and motivated. Kath shares her deeply personal story of overcoming adversity and accepting change with grace and dignity.

More on Kath here


John Brogden AM

John Brogden has been many things. Local politician, opposition leader, suicide survivor, husband, and father. His career has seen him live life in the public eye, a difficult position for someone struggling with mental health issues behind the scenes.

Today, John is the Chairperson of Lifeline, a suicide prevention initiative. John speaks with bravery and raw honesty about his experiences with depression and suicidal ideation. He leaves audiences moved and well-informed on how to maintain their own mental health and be a positive influence on those around them.

More on John here



Craig Hamilton

Craig Hamilton was a respected sports broadcaster when, in 2000, he experienced a public psychotic episode. He was later diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder, a challenging and often misunderstood mental health condition.

Craig now speaks to audiences around Australia about living with mental illness. He campaigns tirelessly for better support for those suffering from mental illness. His drive for a world with better health outcomes for those living with mental illness will leave your audience inspired.

More on Craig here



Chelsea Pottenger

Chelsea Pottenger is on a mission to change the world, one breath at a time. She teaches hands-on coping strategies that allow her clients to manage stress better and feel better. Chelsea links mindfulness to productivity and works with big brands such as eBay, Uber and Mercedes-Benz, to name a few.

Chelsea is an ambassador of The Gidget Foundation and R U OK? She is known for her warm energy, her ability to connect with any audience and leave hearts and minds changed for the better.

More on Chelsea here



Osher Günsberg

Osher Günsberg is an Australian TV icon. Hosting popular shows like Australian Idol, the Bachelor franchise and the Masked Singer, Osher has been lighting up screens with his infectious smile for the better part of two decades.

His passion doesn’t stop at hosting some of Australia’s most popular TV shows. He is a mental health advocate and Movember ambassador, with a focus on men’s mental health. He draws on his own first-hand experience with depression and anxiety and will leave your audience inspired.

More on Osher here



These top mental health speakers will give your audience not only inspiration and confidence but also practical tips they can use in their everyday lives. These speakers and more are available to book for your next in-person or virtual event. Contact us today to find out how.

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