Breakfast at the Next Level | December 2023 | POSITIVITY AND MENTAL HEALTH

On the first Wednesday of the Month, some of South Australia’s most successful and motivated people get together over breakfast to discuss, learn, share and grow – personally and professionally.


For our breakfast on December 6th we are delighted to introduce three distinguished experts: Louise Baxter, the CEO of Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia; Dr. Claire Treadgold, an Associate Professor; and Dr. Tom Nehmy, a Clinical Psychologist involved in the Healthy Minds Program. They will be sharing valuable insights and tools with us on how to cultivate essential psychological skills for enhancing mental health, well-being, and resilience, particularly in the context of today’s ever-evolving environment in business and family life.


Mental health definition – Mental health is a state of well-being where individuals can cope with the normal stresses of life, work and contribute to her or his community.


Don’t miss the opportunity to hear three experts talk about positive psychology that has been successful in developing high-performing teams within a culture where change is embraced, and innovation is embedded.




Louise Baxter – CEO Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia
Dr Claire Treadgold – Associate Professor
Dr Tom Nehmy – Clinical Psychologist – Healthy Minds Program


Wednesday 6 December 2023 | 7:00AM – 9:00AM (networking from 6.30)
Adelaide Pavilion | Veale Gardens, cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road, Adelaide


About our guests
Louise Baxter – CEO Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia
Louise has significant experience in senior roles in the commercial and NFP sectors and is described as an “inspiring and authentic leader”. In 2009 Louise returned to the NFP sector as Starlight’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. Louise’s focus on exceptional experiences and relationships has seen improved metrics across all areas of Starlight. Louise is regularly asked to speak on topics such as positivity, organisational resilience, diversity, and innovation. She is passionate about the creation of organisational purpose and believes this is key to delivering maximum impact through people. She practices positive leadership and has been successful in developing high performing teams within a culture where change is embraced, and innovation is embedded.


Dr Claire Treadgold – Associate Professor
Dr Claire Treadgold is the National Manager of Research and Evaluation for Starlight Children’s Foundation and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Discipline of Paediatrics, UNSW Medicine & Health, UNSW Sydney. She has over twenty years’ experience in for-purpose organisations, with a particular focus on young people, health, palliative care and community services. With a PhD in education, and other degrees in arts, communications and youth development, Claire has published papers and book chapters on paediatric healthcare interventions, peer support, advocacy and service delivery amongst other areas. She has led the alignment of positive psychology research with Starlight’s program experiences.


Dr Tom Nehmy – Clinical Psychologist – Healthy Minds Program
Tom currently works with companies, schools and professional organisations to help them build psychological skills for mental health, wellbeing and resilience. More than 50,000 people have attended his workshops, training programs, invited keynote addresses, and conference presentations across Australia and around the world. His work has been featured widely in the media, but most importantly it gets outstanding feedback from participants. Tom is the author of the book Apples for the Mind: Creating emotional balance, peak performance, and lifelong wellbeing.


06 Dec 2023


Networking from 6.30AM
7:00 am - 9:00 am




Adelaide Pavilion


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