Now is the time for Community
Our sixth Gathering of Kindness event will be bigger than ever.
We'd love you to be there.
Gathering of Kindness Online: 8 - 13 November 2021
Featuring guest speakers:
Hugh Mackay AO FAPS, Author of The Kindness Revolution
Dr Bob Klaber, Consultant Paediatrician and Director of Strategy, Research and Innovation, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London; founder of A Conversation for Kindness in Health & Care
Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, The King's Fund, London
Professor Michael West CBE, Senior Visiting Fellow, The King's Fund, London; Author of Compassionate Leadership
Sue Robins, Canadian Author (Bird's Eye View) and Patient Storyteller, Canada
Dr Lorraine Dickey, Founder and CEO of the Narrative Initiative LLC, and Gathering of Kindness USA.
Professor Catherine Crock AM, Chair of the Hush Foundation, Physician at the Royal Children's Hospital.
Professor Jayashri Kulkarni AM, Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc)
Sharee Johnson, Psychologist and Executive Coach; Owner, 'Coaching for Doctors'.
Dr Eric Levi, Specialist Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne and Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.
Dr Benjamin Veness, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Registrar, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
Dr Caitlin Weston, Non-Executive Director, Doctors Health Service Pty Ltd, GP Registrar, GP Sydney.
Dr Kieran Allen, Psychiatry Registrar Monash Health, Melbourne and Founding Executive Member, Hand-n-Hand Peer Support
Sophie Keen, Outgoing President, Australian Medical Students' Association.
A range of free resources will also be available via our website throughout the week!
Community is our theme...
In 2020, we celebrated our first online Gathering of Kindness session with several partnering organisations and thousands from across Australia and the globe. It was a time of unity in a time of uncertainty, and a day we'll never forget.
This year has been a time of Community, where in more ways than one we have banded together for a common cause and a common good. Community is what the Gathering of Kindness of all about.
...And this is a Community event
Tickets now available
Become a Supporting Partner for the Gathering of Kindness 2021 to receive an Organisational Pass for access to all sessions.
Get in touch to find out more.
Whether you're working in health and aged care, accessing hospital, home or community health services, or simply wanting to play a role in transforming healthcare for the better, we'd love you to join us.
Learn the ways kindness is driving change for the better around the world.
You'll hear from local and international speakers, explore the topics of staff wellbeing and patient safety, and hear important perspectives from our junior doctors and medical staff on things that matter to them.