2018 Program

Please join us as we explore issues, ideas and practical strategies to promote kindness in health care.


Below is the calendar of the official 2018 event with session information and links to book your tickets.


Speakers include Lorraine A. Dickey, Dr Frank Daly, Jeffrey Woods, Margaret Bennet and Dr Catherine Crock AM, founder of the Hush Foundation.


And remember, this is just the beginning!  We encourage you to create your own events.  Let us know when you do.



Tuesday 13 Nov

Proudly supported by KPMG and Healthscope

Venue: KPMG Connect Floor, Level 36 Tower 2, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street Docklands VIC 3008


Do You Know Me

A Hush Health Story for Aged Care 

Focussing on patient treatment and care and how family, patients and workers are affected. A creative way of delving into the emotive and complex issues associated with caring for our older community members.


Andrew Dempster,

Director, Health Human Aging,


Keynote: Investing to save - valuing the mental health of our workforce

Insights and Incentives 


While employers benefit directly from a mentally healthy workplace, most need further encouragement to undertake the investment. Mental health is still stigmatised by much of Australia and is often seen as a disability rather than a health issue. 

But mental health is also a distinctly personal issue experienced by one in five Australians every year and impacting many more.


Prof Dr Catherine Crock AM - Host

Introduction: Kindness works here​

In a world where technology is enabling rapid near unforeseeable changes, we are losing our grip on the simple human interactive skills. 


In Healthcare, we use the latest machines, research and training initiatives but our people nurturing and hierarchical systems are 20 years behind. Our most valuable assets – our people - are under strain and threat. 


Welcome Acknowledgement of country​


Q+A Audience Feedback




Hospital Leaders Forum - Panel Discussion

Hear from visionary leaders making change and advance in hospitals, Aged Care and Mental Health.


Panellists include:


Clinical Excellence Commission NSW

Jeffrey Woods MSN (Crit Care Hons), RN, MACN
National Patient Experience Manager

Healthscope Operations Pty Ltd.


Lorraine Dickey
Founder & CEO, The Narrative Initiative


Margaret Bennet

CEO, North Eastern Health 

Prof Jayashri Kulkarni

Professor of Psychiatry Alfred Health Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)


Hacking the System - KPMG Multidisciplinary Team

Defining the Need

Delegates will work in small groups to define the most pressing needs of promoting and implementing kindness in their workplace and their experiences.


Kindness Hacking

Drawing on these themes, KPMG Hackathon team members will rapid prototype develop solutions and present back to the group at the end of the day.



Rooftop Lunch will be provided on the balcony and inside.

Musical entertainment Prof. Tony Gould, piano and Claire Patti, harp


Rose Bryant-Smith


Fix Your Team - 

Kindness Leadership

Rose will share with us five skills that leaders need to lead a team in our complex times.


Nathan Scolaro - 

Editor, Dumbo Feather

Dumbo Feather Kindness Edition launch and interview


Small Group Learning - 

Select 1

Workshop 1: Practical tips for leading teams and new initiatives

Facilitator: Rose Bryant Smith 


Workshop 2:  Caring for our Health professionals
Facilitators:  Lucy Mayes –Sharee Johnstone - Dr Caitlin Weston (Churchill Fellow)

Workshop 3: Kindness in Aged Care – What the consumers, workers and the research are saying 
Facilitators: Maria Berry and Amy Maddison




'Hack Back' report back to group and group feedback


Summary and close


Post-event drinks

Kindness bar - self purchase drinks

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