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Big Chat Mel - Your Mental Health Toolkit

Wed 20th Nov 2019, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


$75 AUD + BF

$75 AUD + BF


Big Chat Mel - Your Mental Health Toolkit

Date and Time

Wed 20th Nov 2019, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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CHE Proximity
9, 650 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

Event description

Mental health is something that impacts all of us. To put it simply, if you have a brain, the term mental health applies to you. But with all the deadlines, pitches and never-ending to-do lists, how do you stay mentally healthy in this fast-moving industry that we love?

Join us for our latest Big Chat seminar to learn about the different tools and strategies that you can use to keep that brain of yours working well. You will hear from the experts - a psychotherapist, a wellness coach, a mental health trainer - as well as colleagues from the industry with lived experience on how to look after your mental health so you can thrive at work and at home. Learn about the link between physical health and mental health, how to deal with stress and overwhelm, how to uncover the root causes of anxiety and depression and the power of vulnerability and speaking out.

Everyone is different and mental health is not static but something that constantly moves along on the mental health continuum so we all need different tools at different stages of our lives. This event will give you plenty of ideas and options on what might go in your own mental health toolkit and will include plenty of practical tips and tools you can implement straight away.


12:30pm Arrival & light lunch

12:50pm Welcome
Tiffany Damm, General Manager Melbourne, UnLtd

12:55pm Introduction

Claire Salvetti, CEO, One Green Bean

1pm Flipping Shame The Bird

Sarah Montague, Creative Director, oOh! Media

1:10pm Power of vulnerability & speaking out

Nicholas Kleeman, Mental Health Facilitator, batyr

1:20pm Physical health and link to mental health

Yvette Mayer, Corporate Wellness Coach

1:30pm Getting to the root causes

Katie Rudge, Account Director at UnLtd and Psychotherapist

1:40pm Panel Q & A

All speakers, hosted by Claire Salvetti

2pm Finish

Spaces are limited and registration is required for admission. 


Claire Salvetti

Claire is CEO of One Green Bean and is coming up for 20 years in the PR industry, working in UK and Australia. During this time, she has experienced many incredible highs and an equal amount of horrible lows, which have given her the perspective to deal with the volatility and uncertainty of the realities of work in this day and age. She is also a certified Executive Coach and part time Psychology Masters student which means she uses an evidence base to understand human behavior and organizational culture, which enables her to be a better leader. She is also Mum to two year old Ruby who is equally totally awesome and completely exhausting.

Yvette Mayer

Yvette's a veteran of the advertising industry, with 30 years of experience in media agency roles. Most recently MD of OMD Sydney, prior to that she worked for the Publicis group for over 20 years, including stints in New York and London and positions such as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer.

Personally, Yvette has experienced significant health challenges. Specifically anxiety, depression, burnout and breast cancer. Her passion for holistic wellbeing over time leading her to launch a business supporting businesses and individuals seeking transformation. Yvette Mayer Wellbeing offers Corporate consulting, Corporate Coaching and Private Coaching. She spans health, purpose and contribution with private clients.

After her own challenges in the mental health area, supporting corporates is naturally a focus of YMW. Yvette shares openly and honestly her own experiences and learnings, and provides training that creates business wide behavioural change. She believes improvement requires ownership and empowerment from leaders and managers to be truly effective.

Yvette is a member of the Mentally Healthy Change Group and excited to be a part of broader industry change.

Katie Rudge

Katie is a registered Psychotherapist working in clinical practice. Katie trained in Process Orientated Psychology which integrates Jungian psychology and Eastern philosophies and offers a holistic understanding of the human psyche. Katie is finding that more and more clients today are asking for an integrated approach to matters of health and well-being. Her belief is that we are all individuals and therefore, so too is our best path to healing.

Katie is passionate about emotional health and fostering wellbeing, she works from the new sciences of the heart, brain and biology to help her clients to come into closer connection with their mind and body.

She has had a multicultural life and called many places home but for the past nine years that has been here in Australia. She is a mother of two beautiful children and also an employee of UnLtd. where she has had the opportunity to bring together her past career in media and her drive to help individuals realise their fullest potential.

Sarah Montague

With her career as a Solid Gold dancer over before it even began, Sarah (Monty) got into the world of advertising. 23 years later and it's still all about the words, the pictures, the gold nugget of a human insight, where you're connecting with your audience and most of all, the emotion. Emotion is a suit she wears and taps into daily. After honing her craft in agencies across New Zealand and Australia, Monty proudly heads up creative at Australia's leading out of home company - oOh! Media.

On a personal level, she cries over spilt almond milk, would happily swap a lung for a block of Whittaker's Jelly Tip and has quite the penchant for squeezing herself into comically small spaces. Last year however, saw Monty tackle her most complex small space yet, her personal Everest, her own head. This is one woman's journey on the mental health rollercoaster of which shame had not only kept her silent for YEARS, but had also seen her run the gamut of self medicating options. A passionate advocate for bringing about change in terms of the way mental health is perceived, understood and approached - Monty shares her tips and tricks on sticking it to shame, why medication and therapy deserve their own infomercial channel and how to become best mates with your own small space.

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Date and Time

Wed 20th Nov 2019, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


CHE Proximity
9, 650 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

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