2020 Speaker and Training Portfolio

Listed below is a guide to presentation, training or speaker topics and a Presentation History current to late 2020, including the Open Book Policy.


Please be aware, this list is not exhaustive and content can be tailored to the needs of your organisation. Please email your requests and you will be contacted to discuss your specific requirements.


  • Service-user History

  • The Mental Health Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

  • Lived Experience Involvement in Academia

  • Lived Experience Based Activism

  • Critical Thinking Approaches to "Diagnosis," "Mental Illness," "Recovery," and Language 

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Lived Experience Peer Work Roles

  • Peer Support Work

  • Lived Experience Leadership

  • Lived Experience Representation and Partipation

  • Lived Experience Engagement; Co-Design, Co-Production/Creation and Co-Evaluation 

  • The Journey of "Recovery"/Discovery

  • Re-Identification

  • Work Place Mental Health

  • ​Social Inclusion

  • Social Injustice and Structural Oppression

  • Clinical, Social, and Personal Recovery Frameworks

  • "Schizo-affective Disorder" ("Bi-polar Affective Disorder" + "Schizophrenia")

  • "Obsessive Compulsive Personality"

  • Post Traumatic Stress

  • "Eating Disorders" 

  • "Suicidality"

  • Counselling Skills

Phoebe includes question and answers time in presentations, and operates an Open Book policy which means that no question will go unanswered, is off-limits, will be laughed at, or fail to be taken seriously.

This does not mean that all questions will be answered immediately, as sometimes consideration and deep self-reflection is required which mean some answers will be sent after the presentation, either by email or a telephone call.

Presentations History

(Excluding Sessional Academic and Guest Lectures)

Guest Speaker -  Changing Minds Presentation, various High Schools, Helping Minds Perth, WA (2012 - 2017)

Guest Speaker - Rocky Bay Employer's Breakfast, Burswood, WA

Key Note - Western Power Work Place Health Seminar, Perth, WA 

Co-Facilitator - Disability Access and Inclusion Training - City of Cockburn, Cockburn, WA

Guest Presenter -  Disability Awareness Training H2 Training and Consulting, WA (2013-2015)

Guest Speaker  - Mental Health Strategy and Leadership Unit, WA

Guest Speaker - Attadale Probus Club, Attadale, WA

Guest Speaker and Panellist - City of Stirling Mental Health Forum, Innaloo, WA

Guest Speaker - 2014 Australian Mental Health Services Conference, Perth WA

Guest Speaker and Panel Member - Mental Illness Forum, Clan WA, Rockingham, WA

Co-Facilitator - Brain Ambulance Workshop - City of Cockburn, Cockburn, WA

Inspirational Guest Speaker - Inspiring Women Series - Midland Anglican Church of Ascension - Midland, WA

Speaker - West Australian Association of Mental Health, numerous topics, WA (Commencing 2015)

Guest Presenter - Senior Nurses 'Leading Great Care' Management Course End of Year Masterclass, WA (2015 and 2016)

Guest Speaker - Recovery Narrator Program - Armadale Health Service, Armadale, WA 

Guest Lecturer -  2nd Year Students, Curtin University School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work & Speech Pathology, Bentley, WA 

Co-Facilitator -  Graduate Nurses in Mental Health Information Session - Department of Health, WA

Plenary Speaker - 29th World Summit of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, New York, USA 

Speaker - 7th International EuroSciCon Conference on Psychiatry, Psychology and Mental Health Prague, Czech Republic

International Recorded Interview with Dr. Patrick Gwyer, London, UK


Key Note WA Book Launch of Peer Work in Australia - CoMHWA, WA Peer Supporters Network, MIND Australia, Flourish Australia, and Curtin University 

Guest Presenter - Catholic Community Outreach, WA 


Key Note - AGM Recovery Rocks Community Inc' South Lake, WA

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