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Coolminds Speaker Series

Our Speaker Series is now open for application (recruitment on rolling basis)! You’re one click away from registering!

Fill out the registration form and a Coolminds’ staff will contact you!

Have a story you want to share? Come join our Speaker Series and learn how to give your voice to your mental health journey safely! 

The Coolminds Speaker Series is a free workshop that brings together a small group (6-8) of youth, aged 16-23, to learn how to safely and effectively share their mental health journey, whether it is lived experience or that of supporting another person.

What is the Coolminds Speaker Series?

In the workshop, you will gain the confidence and skills in sharing your story. It will be an opportunity for you to share about your lived experiences around mental health, how you’ve reached out for support and how you got to this point in life today.

The workshop is adopted from a program called Being Herd, run by Batyr, a youth mental health organisation based in Australia centered around starting honest conversations about mental health and building supportive communities — much like us!

To take part in the workshop, you do not need to have a mental health diagnosis. We are interested in personal stories from you, as youth, who have been impacted by mental health struggles; whether it be the difficulties of your own mental health, or caring for someone with a mental health condition, and are passionate about breaking stigma and starting conversations around mental health.

On completion of the workshop, you will receive a certificate and also become part of the Coolminds community if interested, allowing you to tell your story in different opportunities, empowering those who may be going through a difficult time.

What does it cover?

After receiving your registration, a check-in process will be conducted, where we have a chance to get to know you better, see if you are suitable for the training workshop, and for you to ask more questions. After the check-in process, an email to confirm your spot in the workshop will be sent. Please be aware that once your spot is confirmed, you must attend all 3 days of the workshop.