I'm Just a Man

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Never Tear Us Apart

Discover the 7 Pillars of Mental Health Happiness

Over 1500 Males suicided in Australia this year...

Suicide can be Prevented, find out how you can Increase your awareness, get involved and reduce this Major Epidemic affecting all Australians TODAY!


I want to increase my awareness, get involved and decrease Male suicide in Australia.

Founder - Jim Skivaladas

Dr Jim Skivalidas is a chiropractor in Port Melbourne and had a life changing event happen over 4 years ago. From this I'm Just a Man was born.

Speaker: Layne Beachley

Layne Beachley AO is regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. Now a motivational Keynote speaker for some of the world’s top commercial firms, sharing her stories about sustaining success, overcoming challenge and maintaining a winning mindset.

Speaker: Christian O’Connell

Christian O’Connell is a husband, a dad, a dog-lover, a football fan and is pretty good at martial arts. He’s also written the best-selling children’s book series Radio Boy!

Speaker: Tina Hutchence

Tina Hutchence is the sister of Micheal Hutchence, an actress and writer, known for Strange Portrait (1966), Two Worlds Colliding and Knightmare (1984).

Sally Wilson

Emotional Regulation and ‘Depression’

As a former international opera singer, Sally Wilson knows a thing or two about the stresses and strain associated with being at the top of your field. And she’s discovered first-hand what it feels like to step away from the spotlight and lose your identity.

Sally helps her clients ditch their self-sabotaging beliefs and discover freedom, joy and fulfillment. As an accredited TRTP™ practitioner and performance empowerer, Sally uses evidence-based practices to create changes that are quick, safe and lasting, also helping people to resolve anxiety, depression and chronic stress in just a handful of sessions.

A straight shooter with an infectious zest for life, Sally has become a trusted performance empowerer and trauma-buster for high-achievers in the arts, sports and business worlds. Within a minute of chatting to her, you’ll understand why.

Gabor Bukovinszky

Mindfulness / Meditation and ‘Anxiety’

My purpose is to see YOU find your purpose and begin living … “The Inspired Life” 

I’ve undertaken Life Coach studies with The Coaching Institute, am a Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Meta Dynamic 1 Practitioner, and Timeline Therapy Certified Practitioner. I’m inspired by many great life coaches including Anthony Robbins, Dr. John Dimartini, Sharon Pearson, Joe Pane and Rod Stryker.

I created Inspiration for Life so I can help others find balance, discover what drives them, and to set positive, inspiring paths for their futures. I’ve helped clients rediscover their focus, plan and fulfil exciting goals, reignite their careers, improve their businesses, and decide on big life changes such as working abroad or starting a family. I’ve also helped others facing stress, depression or anxiety to find inspiration and purpose.

I’m driven to help my clients achieve a positive mindset, strong relationships, great overall wellbeing, and to reach new levels of success. When my clients wake up and look forward to the day ahead, I feel happy knowing I’ve helped them to live The Inspired Life!

Gary Wagner

Movement & Breathing and ‘Anger/Frustration’

Gary is an Online Fitness Coach and founder of Recalibrate. He works with business leaders, helping them move away from the ‘pains’ that slow and obstruct their progress. Whilst moving towards ‘strength’ in body, mind and practice so they too can live life and do business on their terms.

He is a passionate business owner, business consultant, father and husband with infectious enthusiasm, down to earth approach and an all-round top bloke.

He is also someone who personally has learnt how to proactively deal with at times stifling anxiety through the entirety of his life.

He has successfully come through financial hardship, emotional isolation, relationship breakdowns, illness, demanding work schedules, business ownership, fatherhood and recently through the flip of the two Melbourne Lockdowns.

With insights based on his personal life experience and professional work with clients over his 15 years in business. Gary is proud to be contributing to this initiative to help acknowledge the pain many are going through and to help them move towards their own strength

Ross De Vincentiis

Nutrition and ‘Feeling What You Feel’

I live and breathe exercise and food. While movement improves physical capability, food is a huge cultural and social force, and a crucial element in creating optimal health. I love talking about nourishing food, sharing recipes and educating others about integrated health and movement.

It all started at my primary school fete when I watched a martial arts demonstration for the first time. Something about primal movement, self defence and skill called out to me. At the age of 10, I started practicing healthy living, as I learnt about the power of aligning my body and mind to achieve optimal strength, speed, power and endurance.

In fact, throughout the seven years serving the Australian Army as an infantry soldier and as a special forces intelligence specialist deployed to East Timor and Afghanistan, the connection between movement, nutrition and mental performance became even more apparent; at a time where I sustained many injuries and where my physical and mental strength was tested.

Today, my life focus is on educating others on the joy and benefits of holistic health and movement; inspiring and challenging.


Sleep and ‘Suicide’

HI my name is Dr Jim Skivalidas and I am a chiropractor in Port Melbourne, I had a life changing event happen to me 3 years ago, I suffered anxiety, depression and had the thought of ending my life. I was one of the lucky ones that came through this and I am passionate about every MALE having the opportunity to do the same.

Whether you are struggling with forming an identity for yourself, pressures of earning sufficient income in your business to your own personal health problems. Increasing your awareness of this major problem that is now in epidemic form in Australia and being able to spot it out in the community is a key driver to reducing this.

Braith Bamkin


Enrich your social connections. Boost your immune system. Melt away the stresses of day-to-day life.

Laughter really is the best medicine.

Several years ago, I was hit with a case of Bell’s Palsy, causing temporary paralysis to the left side of my face. At risk of living with permanent nerve damage, I began my rehabilitation journey with facial exercises to gradually help my muscles repair.

Every day, I had to exercise a combination of facial expressions to get my muscles back in action. But as the weeks went on, I realised I wasn’t just relearning facial expressions: I was reconnecting with their associating uplifting emotions.

I had never practised ‘forced’ smiling before, but my conscious efforts revealed how smiling lifted my mood, even if I couldn’t physically smile at the time.

I learned that the brain can’t tell between real happiness and fake smiling, so you can trick yourself into feeling good.

Embracing laughter as a natural therapy brought an unwavering sense of joy I now carry with me throughout each and every day.

Which is why I’m excited to share with you how laughter can improve your life, reduce stress and make you more in tune with your emotional wellbeing.

The main therapy for getting muscle tone back is to do facial exercises which gradually turn the muscles back on. These include smiling and making all types of expressions to retrain muscles. As I did my exercises, I began to notice smiling actually lifted my mood, even though for the first few weeks outsiders could hardly tell I was doing anything due to no external success! On the inside, though, I was smiling and feeling good about it.

A night of social connection online given we cannot meet in person or in the amazing hall of our gala.

With main speakers Tina Hutchence, sister of Michael Hutchence and Christian O’CoNnell of Gold FM

We are acknowledging what 2020 meant for us in isolation – as we move forward into COVID normal and a new festive season.

Sunday, 22nd November 2020
5.30pm – 8.30pm

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