Even though November is a way-away, we’ve chosen to keep everyone safe; so we will deliver Compassion Conference 2021 online again. But don’t think you’ll be turning on zoom, turning off your camera and sticking in your airpods. No — this will be a deeply immersive conference with inter-activities that will keep our connections charismatic.
The Lab has been carefully designed for people who work in health, aged care or social services. We bring people together, create a safe environment and facilitate a deeper learning about the important work of compassion in your organisation.
In June 2021 Compassion Revolution partnered with the Commission for Excellence and Innovation in Health to bring together people working in health across South Australia who share a commitment to build safer, more caring and effective healthcare services. This was the first Collaborative. Now we welcome Bendigo Compassion Collaborative onboard. A group of wonderful clinicians working in the Bendigo area are coming together to form our second collaborative. Will your organisation be next?
Mary is committed to creating a more compassionate world.
She has contributed to Australia’s healthcare system reform in a variety of executive and leadership roles over the past 30 years in both State and National government agencies and not for profit health and social care services.
Mary has founded social change movements and worked closely with global health improvement leaders, clinicians and administrators in many countries across the world to bring about system improvement.
Mary is a Westpac Social Change Fellow and a Social Innovator at Freerthinking, a dynamic enterprise with a mission to catalyse social impact.
I can’t thank you enough. I felt more affirmed that I am on the right path after one day of your conference than I have felt in a few years. I did feel as though I belonged and that I wasn’t the only one ‘going on’ about the issue of compassion in health care.
Dr Nadia Chaves, Physician in General Medicine, Alfred Health
Mary Freer is a marvel: the way she brings people together to imagine new futures for healthcare is filled with energy, curiosity and joy. Mary leads from a deep understanding of healthcare as a human system. As a consumer and as a researcher I value Mary’s commitment to good evidence, and to achieving change that puts people first. What you learn from Mary’s events will keep you thinking for a long time
Assoc Prof Kate Bowles, University of Wollongong
Mary is a visionary, transformative and inclusive leader who inspires and amplifies the leadership and learning of others through her work, events, and training. In a time of Covid-19 pandemic Mary was able to rapidly respond and cultivate a community of practice that facilitated deep learning and shifts in resources, mindsets and priorities to provide support and attention where it was most needed. It is my great privilege to be connected to Mary through her work and networks and I commend her expertise and thought leadership to anyone seeking to effect meaningful change locally and globally.
Jane Sloane, Senior Director, Women’s Empowerment Program, The Asia Foundation
Mary Freer is the real deal. She transformed the way I conceptualize compassion: a muscular structure of strength best tended to with attention and delight. Anything Mary leads is a “YES PLEASE!” for me.
Shannon Weber, Author of Show Up Hard: A Roadmap for Helpers in Crisis
Mary has been our fairy godmother, sprinkling compassion over everything she does. Whether it is conducting one-on-one interviews with Hollywood stars, facilitating small group workshops, or hosting large events she makes sure the audience knows that it is never about her, but about us, and how we can all be more compassionate
Dr Andrew Tagg, Emergency Medicine Consultant
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