26 Oct 2021

Five top mental health speakers in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Queensland

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Creating a more positive life often starts with our mental health and wellbeing. A great way to get the conversation started is with a professional leading the way. When it comes to finding mental health speakers, Brisbane is thriving hub of talent. From helping you understand the quirks of your brain to providing practical strategies for resilience and self care, inviting a great mental health speaker to your event can do wonders for helping audience members better manage life’s challenges. As R U OK? Day 2024 draws closer, now’s a great time to think about inviting such a speaker to your event. It’s a great first step towards bettering ourselves and creating a more supportive environment in our workplaces and communities to open up and talk honestly about life’s ups and downs.

Here at ICMI, our speakers make discussing mental health and wellness engaging and accessible, tailored to your audience and event. From touching, down-to-earth storytelling to practical workshop-style presentations, they can help inspire positive change with presentations that inspire, engage and motivate. Access unique insights on how we can we can better face the challenges in everyday life while supporting our mental wellness. Here are 5 of our top mental health speakers from our roster who can share stories of their tenaciousness and resilience, leaving your audience feeling inspired to take action toward positive mental wellbeing.


Mark McConville

Mark McConville is unique in many ways. With a master’s degree in suicidology and fifteen years of lived experience winning the battle against depression, Mark has a wealth of knowledge about mental health ready to share with audiences at events in Queensland.

He’s also been a comedian for over 20 years and brings his wit and humour to everything he does. With his unique blend of funny and smart, Mark’s speaking style is engaging and insightful.

Find out more about Mark here





Brooke Hanson OLY OAM

Brooke Hanson has dedicated her life to greatness. A phenomenal and iconic swimmer, Brooke represented Australia at several international competitions including the 2004 Summer Olympics where she took home a gold medal.

Now a motivational speaker, master of ceremonies and television and radio presenter based in Queensland, Brooke speaks from a place of deep compassion and empathy. Her resilience and bubbly personality are infectious, and she will leave your audience motivated and inspired.

Find out more about Brooke here



Alastair Lynch

Alastair Lynch lives and breathes AFL. The former AFL captain of the Brisbane Lions saw his team to victory in 2001, 2002 and 2003, cementing them as one of the best AFL teams of all time. Alastair is an AFL Queensland ambassador and writes a newspaper column in Brisbane and Hobart.

Today, Alastair is in high demand as a corporate motivational speaker. His experiences both on and off the field give him the tools to relate to the challenges facing corporations today. Alastair motivates others with his deeply personal story of overcoming severe medical challenges to reach AFL greatness.

Find out more about Alastair here




Dr Kerry Maberly - mental health speakers Brisbane

Dr Kerry Maberly

Dr Kerry Maberly is a speaker like no other. Based in Queensland, she combines her expertise in cognitive and behavioural science with insights in business and leadership. This provides a unique perspective on why we do what we do in different circumstances. Kerry doesn’t just motivate her audience, she takes them on an educational journey of cognitive, organisational and positive psychology principles combined with behavioural economics insights.

With more than 20 years of experience helping individuals and leaders form better daily habits, she leaves audiences empowered to improve their mental wellbeing and resilience.

Find out more about Kerry here



Paul Spinks

Paul Spinks spends his time thinking about and asking big questions about mental health and wellbeing. In his presentations, Paul delivers tools to help individuals take control of their mental wellbeing. To do this he draws on his many years of experience as a trauma counsellor and advanced care paramedic in Queensland.

This experience has left him deeply uneasy about the state of the country’s collective mental health. With suicide being the leading cause of death in those aged between 15 and 44, Paul wonders if it’s time to re-think some fundamentals.

Find out more about Paul here


When it comes to mental health and wellbeing speakers, Brisbane audiences have opportunities to engage with a variety of individuals capable of sharing inspiring stories. These speakers truly understand physical and mental struggle from a variety of vantage points, both personally and professionally. They bring years of experience to the table and will leave your audience feeling empowered and motivated to change for the better. Even better, these five speakers only represent a small fraction of our versatile talent pool. Whether you’re looking for mental health speakers for schools, events or in the workplace, ICMI has a range of talent ready to share stories and actionable insights around mental health and wellness. From personal struggles to professional resilience, listening to their stories offer new ways to discover strength, determination and hope within ourselves.

The ICMI team can also help organisations find the specific speakers to meet the unique approach, theme or style of event you’re holding, whether you’re looking for a motivational speaker, mens mental health speaker or womens mental health speaker who can connect with and inspire your audience.

Explore our full roster of mental health & wellbeing speakers Brisbane


Interested in booking one of our speakers? Call us now on 1800 334 625 or make an enquiry online.

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