October 10, 2016 - Children’s Hospital Talk


beyond reach


Art Therapist, Claudia Richards and myself will being talking on the topic of ‘Creativity In Recovery’ at an event held at Princess Margaret Childrens Hospital organised by Bridges Eating Disorder Association for Mental Health week.  Bridges invites individuals, carers, clinicians and community members interested in recovery from negative body image and eating disorders. When?  This Thursday 13th October. 5-6.30pm  Where?  Princess Margaret Childrens Hospital, Conference Room, Psychological Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital, Roberts Road, Subiaco.  RSVP[email protected]  FREE event.  Image from book, ‘In My Room’.

March 22, 2016 - Eating Disorder Conference Perth



Hope & Healing .

I’ll be presenting ‘Hope & Healing Through Art & Stories – The Black Dog Project’ at an eating disorders conference, 29-30th March, 2016 at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle for professionals, family members, carers and consumers.    See information here.  Or phone 9340 7711.  Organised by the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service Eating Disorders Program & Bridges Eating Disorders Association of WA.



(Artwork from book, ‘In My Room’).

November 5, 2013 - The Write Place


car body poetry


Wrote The Black Dog Story on a car body in the desert in the middle of Australia, on the Great Central Road.

(From Clunk & Jam book pictured bottom centre.)


June 1, 2012 - Why Have Our Children Stopped Dancing


The Black Dog Project Conference Talk at Asia Pacific Conference on Mental Health – Perth Convention Centre June 11-13, 2012.  

This presentation provides a snapshot of the outcomes of a Government funded pilot study into the effectiveness of The Black Dog Project website and print resources used as both a counselling tool by Health Professionals, and as a personal aid and direct line of support for children, young people and families dealing with personal and mental health struggles.  The study was initiated by the WA Association of Mental Health and conducted by Founder of The Black Dog Project, Janine Browne and Researcher, Dr Caroling Bulsara from University of Western Australia.

December 8, 2009 - Writing the wrongs …


BLOG self e

Over the last two Youth Focus camps, two giant canvas pieces were used to explore identity and self esteem.   We then folded out the things that have a negative impact on self esteem and displayed the good stuff – what helps them  feel better about themselves.

October 18, 2009 - Anybody – Somebody ?


IMAGE knock knock

Knock Knock .

Designed the ‘Knock, Knock’ campaign postcard for Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2007 (WA) as part of Black Dog’s involvement in the Bridges Eating Disorders Collaboration Committee here in Perth, which brings together key service providers and stakeholders in the community with the aim of improving both services and awareness of eating disorders.    The Butterfly Foundation (VIC) recently initiated a National Collaboration Group which brings together relevant and interested parties throughout Australia. .