Ally Kelly is the Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Mind Blank Ltd. She has led the Health Promotion Charity through nine years of service. In 2017 her efforts were recognised in winning the 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 on a mission to lead an empowered journey. Using her story of lived experience she will take you on a creative adventure sharing insight on how she was able to awaken her inner voice.
Ally specialises in forum theatre, public speaking, and collaborating with service provider organisations to provoke grass-roots change. As a founder of a small grass-roots charity, she has found that Australia lacks the body of research to show evidence in the long-term benefits of arts and health programs running in the community. Through research and program evaluation she aspires to support community arts programs and grassroots initiatives to make a more sustainable impact in Australia.