19 JAN 2021 @ 6pm (QLD time): Mental Health 2021

This event will be streamed online (ONLY).

Click here to access the Livestream link for tonight's session.


Looking after our Mental Health is essential. Questions that will be discussed:

  • How can we look after our mental health in these times?
  • What is the impact of Covid-19 on community mental health and how can the arts assist to recalibrate? 
  • How do you deal with burn out and/or isolation?

The Scenic Rim ARTS DINNERS are a professional and community skill development series which combine great speakers, networking, facilitation and workshops with great food and entertainment.  Each Arts dinner addresses a theme identified as significant for the Arts Sector across our regionsThis project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.



JEFF is an award winning songwriter & producer. His keyboard playing can be heard on over 120 albums, TV commercials, films or videos. Jeff is undertaking doctoral research at UTS in issues of workplace health and safety in the contemporary music industry & has an MA (with honours) in Music and Cultural Studies and a BA Dip Ed (majoring in English Literature). He is the co-founder of The Zebra Collective: consulting on effective management and leadership of creative people. This has an online service delivering the latest from their on-going research, & exclusive interviews with world class creative practitioners

JULIE is a Psychologist in Private Practice, who has worked extensively with creative people. Her doctoral research into creativity and mental health at UTS places her at the forefront of our understanding of how to be both healthy and creative. In her practice, she regularly sees creative artists and their partners who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship and related issues. From this experience, she has developed the successful Building Mental Resilience group program and she trains, advises and mentors creative organisations and organisations that want to attract the creative, in how to retain and foster a healthy creative environment.

TOGETHER, they have co-authored, Living With A Creative Mind. It is an operating handbook for creative people, which is published in English and Japanese.

Jeff Crabtree

Julie Crabtree


MPsych (Clinical); PGradDip (Psychology); GradDip (Psychology); AdvDip (Acting); BA (Mass Communication). While struggling to navigate the realities of being a working actor, Sarah began studying clinical psychology and found herself in the midst of a career shift. Now a clinical psychologist, Sarah balances her time working in acute community mental health settings with integrating psychology for creative professionals through her private practice, Green Room Psychology. Sarah is passionate about supporting the mental health of entertainment and creative professionals, to assist resilient and sustainable personal and working functioning.

Sarah Borg


Karen Lee Roberts has performed extensively in both Australia and the United Kingdom, doing the West End musical, Hair, at the Old Vic Theatre in London. Karen has written several children’s books, publishing two. One, Wilbur the Optical Whale, has been turned into a theatre show, playing at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival and winning two awards. With indelabilityarts, she has performed a mental health show, Love Me, and in 2018, Karen performed at the Bleach Festival in the show, Intimate Space with Restless Dance, winning a Helpmann Award.

Karen Lee Roberts


Challee is a practicing psychologist with 20 years' experience assisting adults, children, couples and families. Challee has a passion for helping people gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to address the challenges in their lives. She has a special interest in clients affected by traumatic experiences, either in the form of childhood adversity or abuse, or as a result of impactful events at any stage of the lifespan.  She is an active member of the community and has served on a range of community organisation Boards.  She is presently the Chair of the Greater Beaudesert Region Mental Health Network. More info

Challee O'Reilly

The Scenic Rim Regional Council is partnering with the Regional Arts Service Network for South West Queensland, to deliver the newly named Arts Dinners Live & ONLINE South West Queensland program.

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