Ally Kelly is the CEO & Founder of Mind Blank Ltd. For years she has been grass roots social advocate and a firm believer in early intervention. She has led the charity through nine years of service, for which her efforts were recognised in winning the 2017 Mental Health Matters Award for Mental Health Promotion, and in 2019 she was presented with the Mental Health Services Award for Mental Illness Prevention.
Ally is an experienced senior manager in the non-profit sector. Previously, her roles outside of Mind Blank included work in the social services supporting marginalised community members and outreach services support to rough sleepers.
In 2018 Ally complete her Masters in Humanitarian studies majoring in research in social justice, inequality and humanitarian affairs. She believes that primary prevention offers the greatest hope for intervention recovery and therefore takes every opportunity to educate the community to recognise the early signs of mental illness, without stigmatising or discriminating.
Ally graduated from University and visited Brisbane for the summer. Surviving the Brisbane floods allowed for a great platform for starting Mind Blank’s very first business plan.
Ally moved back to Wollongong with determination to start kick start turning her dreams into reality.
Ally was invited to join the Community Consultation Committee for the Grand Pacific Medicare Local as the Mental Health Youth Voice.
the Mind Blank Incorporated established.
Mind Blank hosted our first pilot event.