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27th October 2021 

10:00 am to 12:00pm (AEDT)



In line with the National Mental Health Month's theme this year on 'Mental Health: Post Pandemic Recovery Challenges and Resilience', the Mental Health Foundation Australia has planned this symposium with an aim to further explore the connection between finance and mental health in the community and the mental health of financial professionals through constructive and open discussion. The MHFA has planned this symposium to bring together finance professionals, Federal, State and Local Government officials, industry associations and mental health organisations to discuss the mental health needs of Australia’s finance industry as well as financial stressors in the community.




Dr Amanda Ferguson   Registered Organisational Psychologist, Australian Health Professional Registration Association (AHPRA)

Dr. Amanda Ferguson is a published author, keynote speaker and private practicing psychologist with a Masters and PhD in Organisational Psychology. She has appeared in print, radio and TV since 2002 and her first book 'Life Works: Rediscover Yourself and Transform Your Relationships' published by HarperCollins sold out in its first year.

Dr. Amanda is passionate about helping people find meaning, satisfaction and successful transitions in life, work and their relationships and has delivered key note addresses on topics such as personal development; recovery from trauma or childhood issues; rebuilding relationships; workplace, career and job satisfaction and advancement and ambitious goal setting and achievement.








Jane Monica-Jones   Financial Therapist

Jane Monica-Jones is Australia's leading Financial Therapist. She is a pioneer in the study of the psychological and behavioural challenges with money and financial practises, such as gambling, overt financial risk, retail therapy, overspending and underearning. She has a passion for this sometimes challenging subject and works compassionately with clients and organisations to repair this relationship.

She released her latest book The Billionaire Buddha in 2019, a culmination of seven years of work, study and research in the field of Financial Therapy.

?Jane is the host of Financial Therapy, a podcast dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of economic empowerment for all. Also check out Financial Wellbeing for all her financial literacy, financial capability and economic empowerment trainings.





Jasmine Wolfe Project Manager, Health Hub at CommBank and CBHS

Jasmine Wolfe brings rigour, diligence and professionalism to the realm of health and wellness. A qualified dietitian, professional health coach and practising wellness consultant, Jasmine is part of the renowned Health Hub team at CommBank and CBHS. Her clients include almost 50,000 CBA Group employees, contractors and their families. As a CBHS Wellness Project Manager, Jasmine creates and delivers original presentations on topics such as gut health, releasing  stress, the power of mindfulness, how to boost energy levels and nutritional tips on eating well to curb your cravings. Passionate about her goal to help people live healthier and happier lives, Jasmine also provides one-on-one health coaching consultations and facilitates regular guided meditation sessions.







 Matthew Jackman   Global Shaper Alumini, World Economic Forum

Matthew lives with Bipolar Affective Disorder and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (defined by DSM/Psychiatry), is a sibling caregiver to his younger brother and sister who live with enduring psychosocial diverse abilities, and has lost his mother to suicide, and consequently his grandparents due to stigma. His experiences of distress and service use drive his passion for global social change in mental health. He is a global mental health advocate promoting human rights, social justice and lived experience as an academic science from public health and MAD STUDIES disciplines.  

Matthew represented the Western Pacific Region on the Global Mental Health Peer Network and was a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum. He has represented lived experience perspectives on the National Advisory Panel (mental health) for the Australian Association of Social Workers. Matthew is a Global Lived Experience Ambassador for Generation Mental Health. He consults the World Health Organisation in mental health.

Matthew is trained internationally in certified peer specialist practice and is a visiting scholar in Psychiatry at Yale PRCH. He was awarded National Mental Health Advocate of the Year in 2020 by the Mental Health Foundation of Australia. 




 Malini Raj   Head of Community Engagement, CBA

Malini has over 20 years of experience working across several prestigious domestic and international Financial Services organisations. She is currently Head of Community Engagement at the Commonwealth Bank. She leads the team responsible for building and enhancing the Bank’s relationship with the community sector and providing a community voice back to the business. Previously she was Head of Strategy for Multicultural Community Banking at the Bank, a role focussed on promoting cultural diversity and financial and social cohesion through authentic/meaningful engagement with multicultural communities. 

She has a strong interest in making a social impact, reflected her roles in Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Advisory Group on Preventing Financial Abuse of Women, Finsia Diversity Advisory Council (previous Non-Executive Director) and many more.




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