Key Note Speaker

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Simon Santosha is the Managing Director of Men & Family Counselling and Consultancy on the Gold Coast. He is a clinical social worker and counsellor with more than 17 years’ experience working with men and families. He specialises in engaging and working with men and families who are dealing with relationship issues, separation, divorce and co-parenting.

Simon has completed extensive training in attachment, trauma and relational neuroscience and has integrated these into his therapeutic work with clients and training programs with family relationship and mental health practitioners, educators and organisational leaders.

He has served on various boards which have been responsible for providing specialist advice to government around men and family relationships issues. He has also been instrumental in helping organisations throughout Australia develop best-practice approaches to working with and engaging men.

His ability to inspire and motivate people to think differently, challenge their thoughts and behaviours and encourage debate has made him a popular presenter and group facilitator on men and family relationship issues. He has presented at various state and national conferences and delivered professional development training to a range of government, non-government, private sector and communities throughout Australia. He has appeared on ABC’s Q&A program as a panellist and is often a spokesperson for men and family relationship issues in the media.