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Peta Slocombe

CEO, Performance Story

Keynote presentation: From cupcakes to courage: why the mining sector is best placed to lead a global shift in workforce mental health


Peta is a Psychologist, author and thought leader in mental health.  With over 27 years as a Psychologist in clinical and organisational settings, she has consulted, practiced, lectured and published internationally. Peta’s roles include Snr Vice President, Managing Director and Executive Manager roles in ASX listed companies across Resources, Health, Research, and consulted extensively in corproate, clinical and elite sports contexts. 

Peta is passionate about changing the way we have traditionally approached mental health and believes employers and industry have a unique and powerful leadership role to play.  Moving beyond stigma, awareness and disclosure, she has a real time dashboard of global trends emerging through her role as a Co-Creator in the Jacobs led One Million Lives project, and as Creator of Australia’s Biggest Mental Health Check in.  The data has given us never before understood insights that move beyond measuring the problem and inform the most effective and efficient path to being well.

She is optimistic and passionate about what we can achieve together and believes that for industries bold enough to think differently, the solution will not only turn the tide on the rising mental health epidemic, but will increase safety, engagement, productivity and performance. 

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