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My name is Bronwyn. I’m a multi award-winning public speaker and mental health educator. I hold a Masters in Psychology and am working towards a PhD in Psychology. My passion lies in creating mentally healthy communities and empowering others to take real steps that transform their world.
This passion started from an intense curiosity in what makes people tick, which led to studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology. During my studies I experienced severe mental illness. I was determined to recover and help others do the same. I sprung into action and began to devise ways to create better mental health outcomes through activism, speaking, and writing about mental health.
Today, I am determined to put a stop to the silence that surrounds mental illness and, in its place, promote community and social inclusion. I have delivered 100+ speeches to over 3,600 people from all walks of life about mental health, effective communication, and psychological science. I’m still no expert by any stretch, but I love using what I have learned so far to better the world we live in.
I am a true believer in the power of the spoken word to drive social change and use this medium to unlock people’s limitless potential.
I currently live on the sunny coast of Western Australia and spend my free time running and singing.
I would love to talk with you about your next event where is a speaker is needed, or your latest mental health project. You can use the contact form to get in touch with me directly, stay around and read my blog, or follow me on Twitter.
Bronwyn Milkins is an energetic and inspiring speaker on mental health with a Masters degree in Psychology. She uses her own experiences with mental illness as a launch-pad for empowering and honest conversations about mental health and well-being. At the heart of everything Bronwyn does is a passion for building mentally healthy, connected communities and inspiring action in others.
She was a finalist for WA Young Community Leader of the Year in 2016, winner of the Act-Belong-Commit Youth Award in 2014, winner of the the University of Western Australia 3-Minute Thesis competition in 2014, and joint-winner of the Bryant Stokes Matilda Award for excellence in public speaking in 2015. In 2016, Bronwyn was named a ‘Young Social Pioneer’ by the Foundation for Young Australians for her innovative ideas in the mental health space. These awards recognise Bronwyn’s significant contribution to community mental health and excellence in public speaking.
In addition to her professional public speaking, Bronwyn has a long history of volunteering with nationally-recognised organisations, such as Black Dog Institute and Beyondblue, and is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She is skilled at providing safe, evidence-based, and inclusive education on a number of sensitive topics.
When she’s not speaking, Bronwyn can be found working on her PhD research at the University of Western Australia. Her research investigates the mechanisms in the brain that cause intrusive, anxious thoughts in people who experience insomnia, with the aim of developing interventions that improve sleep. In her spare time, she loves trail running and practising the guitar.