Contributing Editor / Advisory Group Member
Anna is a writer and musician with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) and Masters in Teaching (English & Visual Arts). She has worked with a range of schools and community organisations across South Australia, in creative, promotional, teaching and coordination roles—including co-founding Girls Rock! Adelaide in 2018.
Anna is passionate about creative expression, movement and community for strengthening mental health and wellbeing on Kaurna land and around the world. She has lived with a Bipolar 1 Disorder diagnosis for 12 years, and speaks openly about her lived experience with the aim of demystifying mental illness and reducing stigma.
Community Engagement / Advisory Group Member
Nate is an artist who is passionate about disability and mental health awareness. They use art as a method to explore their lived experience as a non-binary disabled person living with mental illness and an ADHD diagnosis, whilst recognising their biases and the privileges afforded to them.
Nate has held several solo and joint exhibitions, they were recognised for their work as part of the SALA Festival 2019, where they were listed as a finalist for the Don Dunstan Award, in which they explored the role of toxic masculinity and its impact on society.
They hold a Bachelor of Business (Management) and are currently completing a certificate IV in Community Services at TAFE.
Nate is working as a Support Worker in the disability sector, with the hope to continue to develop a strong understanding of how to build and strengthen communities through shared experience and tailoring an inclusive future.
Creative Events / Advisory Group Member
Tayla is a singer-songwriter/ visual artist with a passion for advocating for mental health awareness and facilitating workshops for people from diverse backgrounds. She explores expression and social issues through acrylic painting and other artistic mediums.
She is a Youth Worker and a businesswoman, holding a Cert IV in Youth Work and Cert III in Business.
Tayla has lived with Anxiety and depression since she was 12 years old and PTSD on and off her whole life. Her aim is to raise awareness for people or their peers that these things are real and aren't a personality trait. She has struggled to identify them in different times throughout her life and sees the life changing value in creating more opportunities for others to discover they aren't alone and might be living with mental health complexities.
Advisory Group Member - Life Without Barriers, Living Arts
As a Resident Artist/ Creative Mentor at Life Without Barriers Phi understands the transformative power of the creative. As an artist, she understands the power of stories and combines these with music to open conversations and challenge social stigma.
Phi is very proud to be part of the mindshare Advisory Group and you’ll often find her at community events & festivals encouraging people to share their story and creativity with the world. You may have also spotted her on the stage as a cabaret artist known as the Ukulele Dream Girl.
She is a storyteller who weaves music and poetry together to share stories and shift stigmas. Armed with a ukulele and a heart filled with compassion, she’s waiting to take you on a journey.
Follow her adventures and projects on Instagram @ukuleledreamgirladl or facebook.com/
Advisory Group Member - Neami National, NEAMI Arts
Advisory Group Member - Skylight Mental Health