Melbourne Mind Medicine Australia Anniversary Screening: Fantastic Fungi
February 19 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Mind Medicine Australia is thrilled to invite you to our anniversary screening of Fantastic Fungi on Wednesday 19 Februaryat 7:15pm. Please don’t miss this opportunity! Book your tickets today.
“Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” – Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com
Following the screening there will be a Q & A panel with Peter Hunt AM, Tania de Jong AM & Renee Harvey, Clinical Psychologist from Imperial College, London. This will be an opportunity to engage in a discussion about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies for mental illness broadly, and what Mind Medicine Australia and other local organisations are doing here in Australia.
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Psychedelic medicines are showing extraordinary results in clinical trials, and are on the fast track to becoming one of the most transformative tools of our time.
In a world where people feel so deeply disconnected, the use of medications to further detach them may work to dampen the emotions that are experienced, but often provides little relief and no profound insights into the internal experience of life. What science has shown is that psilocybin works to calm the region of the brain called the Default Mode Network and stimulates the connections between regions in the brain that may not be connecting well.
This stunning film by award-winning director Louie Schwartzberg touches on the ground-breaking work being done at Johns Hopkins, UCLA, New York University and other places. It will open a door to a meaningful and important conversation and exploration into the potential mushrooms offer.
The film also covers topics including innovation, health, wellness and medicine, the environment and biodiversity, foraging, food and cooking, consciousness and spirituality, culture, history and the arts.
More about the panel
Peter Hunt AM
Founder & Chair of Mind Medicine Australia
As an investment banker Peter Hunt AM advised local and multi-national companies and governments in Australia for nearly 35 years. He co-founded and was Executive Chairman of one of Australia’s leading investment banking advisory firms, Caliburn Partnership (now called Greenhill Australia) and continued as Chairman of the Firm after its sale to Greenhill Inc in 2009. Peter is an active philanthropist involved in funding, developing and scaling social sector organisations which seek to create a better and fairer world. Peter was made a member of the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2010 for services to the philanthropic sector.
Tania de Jong AM
LL.B (Hons), GradDipMus
Founder & Deputy Chair of Mind Medicine Australia
Tania de Jong AM is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, award-winning social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst, spiritual journey woman, storyteller and global speaker. Tania is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators developing 5 businesses and 3 charities over the past 3 decades. She is Founder and Executive Producer of future-shaping events series, Creative Innovation Global. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 and named one of the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Australian Most Influential Entrepreneurs in 2018.
Clinical Psychologist from Imperial College, London
Renee is a Clinical Psychologist has had a long career in the UK as a Consultant in the NHS and more recently as an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London in the study of psilocybin for treatment resistant depression. She has been responsible for leading in service development for people with complex emotional needs across Sussex (UK), establishing three specialist services, including staff appointments, training and supervision, and in clinical delivery in these services.
Dr Nigel Strauss
MBBS, DPM, FRANZCP
Nigel Strauss has been a Consultant Psychiatrist for over 40 years and is the Medical Director of the Millswyn Clinic in South Yarra, a private outpatient psychiatric facility. Dr Strauss is an Honorary Research Fellow within Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and a Member of Scientific Advisory Board, European Foundation for Psychedelic Science. Dr Strauss is also a Member of Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, Australian Institute for Medicinal Cannabis. He has a special interest in medico-legal psychiatry and is employed as a lecturer by AMA Victoria. He has been a Consultant to Worksafe and TAC. Dr Strauss has a special interest in psychedelic medicines and has trained in the UK to work as a psychedelic therapist and is also a MAPS accredited psychedelic therapist.
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