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International Women's Day Panel on burnout, mental health and self-care

  • 73 Cromwell Street Collingwood Australia (map)
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In the wake of the big, exhausting year that was 2018, we're coming together to talk about mental health, self-care and burnout. What does it mean when you’re continually asked to 'be strong', achieve big things, and drive change? How can we honour the needs and limitations of ourselves and each other? What’s missing from the global self-care movement?

We're opening up space for intimate, honest conversations on these important topics so we can huddle together like penguins to refuel. Join us for these big questions and more in this special event on International Women's Day (Friday March 8th, 2019).

Enjoy some delicious drinks, chat with other likeminded souls and listen/learn from our stellar panel:

Shantel Wetherall
Producer & Presenter of Hey Aunty! A podcast that shares fireside chats with black women, fems and non-binary siblings who’ve been there. Since launching in 2018 the pod has reached thousands of listens, sold out an inaugural live show and been shortlisted as a 2019 Frankie Good Stuff Awards Finalist. A new broadcasting talent with disarming curiosity and a passion for untold stories. A Sister of British/Belizean heritage and West African ancestry. Living as a grateful guest on Kulin Land for almost 10 years. A law grad with an ongoing career in HR, borne of a lifelong passion for understanding people. Touched by the power of Solange in 2018, she’s hasn’t looked back since.

Honor Eastly
In 2015, Honor Eastly was having a very hard time - of the feelings variety. After fifteen years of therapy, a stay in a psychiatric ward, and 18-months of hospital programs she still didn’t have the answer. And she was starting to wonder if anyone did. Professional feeler of feelings, Honor cracked the top ten of iTunes Australia with a podcast she made in her bedroom, and was hand-picked by the ABC to turn her life story into a groundbreaking memoir podcast. Creator of Starving Artist Podcast, Big Feels Club and No Feeling is Final - a memoir podcast about suicide with ABC.

Tarneen Onus-Williams
Tarneen Onus-Williams is a Yigar Gunditjmara, Bindal, Yorta Yorta and TSI cis-woman. An activist and intersectional feminist, Tarneen works in the human rights space with Aboriginal and TSI women. She is the Senior Program Officer of Straight Talk, an Aboriginal and TSI women’s political engagement program and an Executive member of the Koorie Youth Council. Tarneen is also a community organiser with Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance.

Leah Jing McIntosh
Leah Jing McIntosh is a writer & photographer from Melbourne. She is also the Founding Editor of Liminal Magazine - an online space for the interrogation and exploration of the Asian-Australian identity. Through Liminal, she has worked with Multicultural Arts Victoria, The New York Times, Emerging Writers Festival, Digital Writers Festival, The National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria, and Signal Arts; her work has been archived by the National Library of Australia, exhibited at No Vacancy, and recognised by Creative Victoria with a grant of $15,000 for projects in 2018. She is also one of four Victorian nominees for the 2019 Young Australian of the Year.

Jo Mitchell
Jo is the co-founder of The Mind Room and a clinical psychologist who works with people to achieve valued life goals, find meaning and live well. She works with professionals experiencing mental illness, burnout, or significant stress. With over 25 years sport industry experience, Jo has a specialist interest in working with high performers, particularly managing work and life transitions, mental illness and wellbeing. Jo has expertise in wellbeing science – including positive psychology, ACT and mindfulness – and completed her PhD in this field. Jo is on the Board of Action for Happiness Australia.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you have any other specific accessibility needs - we'd love to make arrangements for you. Contact us at when purchasing your ticket.

As we're a volunteer-run organisation, we are charging a ticket for this event with all funds raised allowing us to give a platform to more women’s stories. However, we also recognise that not all our community members are able to spare the ticket price. As such, 10% of the seats will be sponsored for those who need it. If you are interested in a sponsored seat, please contact us at with the subject line: Sponsored Seat