AMHHEC Program


  • Resilience: the upside of Stress
    Presented by Dr Samata Vasisht, Founder Director, Synergy Holistic
  • Evidence based programs for wellbeing, communications and team engagement
    Presented by Andy Roberts, Managing Director, Breathe London and Breathe Australia
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to embedding mental health and wellbeing in core higher education curriculum
    Presented by Professor Margaret Carter and A/Prof. Vikki Knott, Australian College of Applied Psychology

View the Workshop Presenters profiles.

For more details on the workshops, download the Pre-conference Program (PDF, 231 KB)

6pm - The Portal with introduction and Q&A session by Tom Cronin, Producer and Co‐Writer

The Portal brings to life the stories of six very different people who went through crisis, and transformed. They discovered the potential that we all have to change our lives, and our world.

Supported by insights from three of the world’s leading futurists and an empathetic robot, this richly visual and sonically powerful documentary blends personal stories, ancient wisdom, technology, and human potential as it takes the viewer on a global mindfulness journey. Opening hearts and minds to a new way forward, this life‐affirming documentary invites all 7 billion people to reimagine life by entering THE PORTAL.

6:30pm on 9th July at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, Brisbane, Australia. More details coming soon.

Featuring a performance by Ms Bindu Rajendren, Mohiniattam Dancer and Educator.

Bindu Rajendren is a practitioner of Mohiniattam, a traditional dance style from South India. Almost the entirety of her life has revolved around dance as a performer, researcher, writer and educator. She is passionate about advocating for a unique voice in artistic expression whilst relying on the traditional roots and foundations of her dance style.

Bindu sees dance as a powerful tool to experience empathy. She relies on the storytelling and mimetic elements of Indian classical dance to convey impactful stories of people, emotions and our place in the world. Bindu believes that creative storytelling through art can activate community engagement through provocation. As a community dance practitioner, Bindu has worked with many community groups including with the differently abled and the elderly experiencing dementia.

Bindu has performed at international and national festivals and concerts in Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, UAE and India and has collaborated with dancers, theatre artists, visual artists and musicians. She underpins her dances with research and comprehensive study, historical analysis, fundamentals, concepts and aesthetics.

As a dance researcher, Bindu has presented papers at various national and international academic dance conferences and has taught at QUT within the Dance Studies department as a sessional academic.

Bindu has a Master’s in Dance Studies and writes poetry and paints in her free time, drawing her inspiration from dance. An obsession with dance and its constant flow of ideas is what keeps Bindu awake at night.