Dr Cate Howell is a GP, therapist, educator and author. She had a Year 2000 Churchill Fellowship and completed a PhD on depression. In 2012 Cate was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to mental health. Cate currently works as a General Practitioner with Defence, and also has a private practice focusing on mental health and various teaching activities. Cate has a passion for sharing practical information about mental health through writing, and she has authored five books on mental health and counselling. She is a co-author of Release Your Worries (with Dr Michele Murphy), and the author of Intuition, The Changing Man, and Listening, Learning, Caring and Counselling (all Exisle). She loves spending time with her family and friends, walking on the beach, reading and swimming.
Alex Barnard is an educator and musician, who has recently been studying a postgraduate psychology course. Alex has been passionate about mental health and well-being since he was a teenager, especially anxiety and depression prevention and intervention. During his final year at Victorian College of the Arts where he studied a Bachelor of Music Performance, Alex ‘s major research assessment focused on performance anxiety in musicians and the physical and psychological strategies used to overcome it. Alex hopes to study Music Therapy and assist individuals to improve their mental health and well-being through music.