Speakers and Workshop Presenters

MARY HOANG

Founder and head psychologist of The Indigo Project, thinking creatively about mental health, no bull-shit approach. Can teach you how to nap.

RICHIE HARDCORE

Muay Thai, Boxing and personal trainer, reducing drug and alcohol harm, campaigner against domestic and sexual violence.

IRENE WAKEFIELD

Founder of Prepair NZ, healthy relationships, mental and emotional abuse and self-love.

GRANT TREBILCO

Founder of OneWave, a global non-profit surf community. Tackling mental health issues with the recipe of saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. One wave is all it takes.

ZANE POCOCK

Former editor of CRITIC mag, marketing manager at Hello Sunday Morning, growing a movement towards a better drinking culture.

DAMIAN SCARF

Survivor of anxiety and depression throughout Otago undergrad experience, now a senior lecturer in Psychology researching mental health.

UMI ASAKA

Second year social work student, challenging stereotypes, disability advocate, intern at The Lucy Foundation social enterprise.

JEAN BALCHIN

English honours student at Otago, suicide prevention, challenging stigma of suicide, supporting those who are struggling.

RICH LUCANO

Producer of warped electronica, sharing stages with Kiasmos, Four Tet and Machinedrum. Creative director of The Indigo Project and co-founder of music mindfulness series, Listen up. Workshop facilitator.