Our Inaugural Charity Gala Ball is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the tireless efforts and achievements of our amazing team and contributions from community. The charity gala ball also is our most influential event of the year, helping raise vital funds to support the work of the organisation and the continual development and facilitation of programs and initiatives designed for an everlasting positive social change and impact across Australia. This year the gala will be headlined by amazing International Speakers Kevin Hines & Heather Yelland as well as entertainment from Brad Blaze & Andrew “Lehmo” Lehman with Live Music from LetsVibe. Coinciding with the back of Mental Health Month in Australia, the night will be themed with a variety of inspiring pieces, awards, celebrations and visuals. Throughout the evening there will be opportunities to show your support to our cause and mission with Live Auction, Ballot Bidding and the Golden Paddle Raffle.
Date: Saturday October 26th, 2019
Time: 6:30pm (Pre drinks & Canapes + Red Carpet) 7:00pm Start - Midnight
Location: Bayview Eden, Melbourne -6 Queens Road, Melbourne Victoria 3004
Guests: 250 incredibly compassionate, caring guests
Dress Code: Black Tie
What: A night of celebration & purpose
Included: 3 course plated dinner & selected drink service, Complimentary Guest Parking
1 X General Admission (All Inclusive) - $200.00
1 x Table of 10 ( All Inclusive) - $2,000.00
1 X Sponsored Table of 10 (All Inclusive & Logo Represented on promotion) - $2,500.00
(The Mindfull Aus team will be in contact with you following ticket purchase for Dietary Requirements and or Table Sponsor Logo and information)
** You will automatically be added to our Register upon completion of ticket order - No Requirement to bring print out on evening (Save the trees)
Stand side by side Mindfull Aus as partners, a pillar for change. Setting foundations for the way mind and behavioural health is both perceived and treated within our country. At Mindfull Aus, we have seen the greatest impacts when working collectively as a team, united with a greater understanding and a louder voice for positive change. This year with your help and support, we can continue to work towards delivering innovative, relatable and comforting education, workshops and events to the widest parts of the country that are aching for change, that are screaming out for something better. Over 150 workshops delivered by Mindfull Aus in the last 18 months, 100+ community members equipped in Mental Health Accreditation Training and 50,000 people finding acceptance and hope through our safe messaging. Help us to ensure that Mindfull Aus can continue to meet the demand of these communities.
50% of lifelong mental health challenges are being developed under the ages of 14, but it doesnt have to be this way. With a whole community approach to opening up dialogue, and uniting families , carers, parents, teachers and sporting clubs with the right information and understanding, together we can ensure that thousands of young champions of tomorrow are waking up to something better than what exists right now, Imagine the change we make, when we make it with you!
You are “loved & worthwhile”
ON THE SPEAKERS-
Below is some information on each speaker/ entertainment for the evening.
KEVIN HINES (www.kevinhinesstory.com)
Kevin Hines is a storyteller at heart. He is a best selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker. In the Year 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience.
Currently, Kevin is in pre-production of his new Docu Series The Journey, and is working on a comic book version of his life in cosmic & supernatural form called Hope Dealers. His fight has been long and arduous, but he is determined to remain committed to life until its natural end.
In 2016, Mental Health America awarded Kevin their highest honor, The Clifford W. Beers Award for his efforts to improve the lives of and attitudes toward people with mental illnesses. Previously, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Council of Behavioral Health in partnership with Eli Lilly. Kevin has also been awarded by SAMSHA as a Voice Awards Fellow and Award Winner, an Achievement Winner by the US Veterans Affairs and received over 30 U.S. military excellence medals as a civilian. His story was featured in the 2006 film The Bridge by the film director and producer Eric Steel.
Kevin believes in the power of the human spirit and in the fact that you can find the ability to live mentally well. His mantra: “Life is a gift, that is why they call it the present. Cherish it always.”
His motto: #BeHereTomorrow and every day after that.
HEATHER YELLAND (https://theelevationcompany.com)
Despite the hustle and bustle of daily life, Heather believes that all anybody really wants is to love and be loved, and to be known, loved and “got” for who they truly are. This is fundamentally what drives all aspects of her work and company. Heather holds that discovering and expressing the truth of who we are and embracing the difference we were born to make is at the core of us being loved and making a meaningful difference in the world. All too often the activities of life can distract us from the essential task of personal reflection and growth, yet this is where true success is born; the home of personal leadership.
With formal training in arts, psychology, family and systems theory and business, Heather has been a ‘people’ specialist for over 30 years. Her ability to get to the heart of what drives and inspires people, what limits them and prevents them from realising their fullest potential has been the foundation of her work in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA and Asia.
Heather is a leading authority in Values Based Leadership and is a respected thought leader in the international arena of consulting, business and corporate innovation and coaching. She is also the Founder and Director of the highly acclaimed Green SuperCamp™ Australia programme, offering personal leadership, academic acceleration and environmental awareness to children aged 10 to 18 years. Heather is a renowned and much sought after international speaker who has travelled around the world sharing her message and frameworks with audiences on four of the seven continents and was head hunted by one of the world’s leading speaker trainers to deliver Speaker Training for businesses in Australia and the UK.
Lehmo is one of Australia’s most experienced and well travelled comedians. Lehmo’s live work has seen him headline at comedy clubs for well over fifteen years and work all corners of the globe – USA, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Lehmo has also become Australia’s number one ‘combat comic’, having completed seven ‘tours of duty’ performing for our troops abroad. These tours have seen Lehmo perform in army bases in East Timor, Iraq, Kuwait, UAE, Afghanistan, Egypt, Qatar and on a number of naval ships around the world. Lehmo can be heard on ABC Radio's Grandstand on weekends, and on the Triple M network across the week.Up until December 2017, Lehmo hosted the very successful Gold 104.3 breakfast show in Melbourne with Jo Stanley. They finished up at the station whilst they were the number 1 FM breakfast show in Melbourne. From 6am to 9am every weekday morning they kept Melbourne laughing (and sometimes crying) with their unique brand of humour. Being in radio since 2003 Lehmo has interviewed everyone from Prime Ministers and Premiers to award winning actors and rock n’ roll legends. Prior to Gold 104.3 Lehmo was at Mix FM in Melbourne with Brigitte Duclos, the national drive show on Triple M with Wil Anderson. And prior to this Lehmo’s radio career started on the number one rating SAFM breakfast show in Adelaide. Lehmo is currently a panelist on the very popular network 10 news comedy program The Project, and the host of AFL comedy quiz show, The Beep Test on Fox Sports. He also stars in the Logie winning and critically acclaimed Working Dog TV production Utopia which airs on the ABC and Netflix. Lehmo was also a host on the hugely popular AFL show Before The Game with Dave Hughes, Mick Molloy, Andy Maher and Neroli Meadows. The show aired for 11 years and was Logie nominated for best sports show on 9 occasions. Lehmo is no stranger to tv though, having also appeared on the following shows – Have You Been Paying Attention?, Hughesy We Have A Problem, Good News Week, Rove Live, Studio 10, The Circle, The Glasshouse, Stand Up Australia, 11am, Hey Hey It’s Saturday and Stand Up Live (UK tv).Lehmo has also played cameos in two feature films, including the latest Working Dog film Any Questions For Ben?, played a guest role on Neighbours (as himself) and has starred in a string of TV ads.
In October this year, Lehmo will be hosting Sydney's Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill veteran and active service personnel.
BRAD BLAZE - (www.bradblaze.com.au)
Creating a portrait with out a picture to copy is hard enough let alone starting the portrait upside down and having it finished in under 5mins.
Brad Blaze has turned his passion of drawing and painting as a child into a career as an entertainer where he travels the world performing at corporate and special events. He has raised over three million dollars in the process and was awarded Entertainer of the Year. This is his story.
Watch Brad here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynh1f4Qwgzw
Thanks once again for your unwavering support mate. I am truly grateful