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Gathering of Kindness 2022 - recorded sessions now available

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The 2022 Gathering of Kindness (7 - 11 November 2022) was all about CONNECTIONS.

You now have access to view all the Gathering sessions online where we explored creativity, change, collaboration and courage – all in the name of a kinder healthcare system for all.  

Lift your gaze from the daily grind.

What to look forward to: Two recorded live-streamed days of creativity and important conversations, an in person and live streamed health futures think tank, 6 online presentations including live Q&A's with international experts, the virtual launch of Gathering of Kindness Canada, launch of Hush Album 20 with Slava Grigoryan, two original theatre productions, performances from the Australian Youth Orchestra, Royal Melbourne Hospital's Scrub Choir, Silvertops Dance Crew and the Dancing Doctor, and workshops focusing on art, storytelling, reflective writing, dance and narrative.  


Organisational passes for bulk access to GOK 2022 recorded live streamed events, online content and ongoing recordings are available.  The following organisations have purchased an Organisational Pass which gives all staff access to the GOK 2022 recording of the live stream and online events plus 12 months access to online recordings.  Please e-mail for your organisational pass code if you belong to one of the below organisations and there is no internal contact e-mail address listed.

NSW Health:

St Vincent's Health Australia: contact 

LaTrobe Regional Hospital

Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators: contact - 


Mallee Track Health

Bass Coast Health

Albury Wodonga Health

Northern Territory Health

Mercy Health


Safer Care Victoria

Southern NSW Local Health District

Gippsland Health

Recorded on Monday 7th November  |  A day for CREATIVITY 

Recorded in Person at the Old Richmond Power Station, Cremorne (Melbourne)


  • 'True Perspective: Leading and juggling in challenging times' Executive coach, presenter and author, Joe Hart
  • ‘Kindness in Action – what does it look like and how can we do more?’
  • Author panel ‘Humans at Work’ Ed (Ayres) Le Brocq, Dr Ben Bravery, Dr Neela Janakiramanan, Dr Hilton Koppe.
  • ‘The physiology of stress: meditation, music and medicine’ Dr Arnagretta Hunter and Professor Kim Cunio 
  • Keynote 'True Perspective: embodied and authentic leadership for our times' Joe Hart

Launch of HUSH Album 2022, Gratitudes by Slava Grigoryan 

Theatre Performance: Enduring Witness, by Dr Hilton Koppe

Presentations, Workshops, Art, theatre, dance and music

Recorded on Tuesday 8th November  |  A Day for CHANGE 

Recorded in Person at the Old Richmond Power Station, Cremorne (Melbourne)


  • ‘Can Do’ Culture Change in complex systems - Dr Eric Levi, ENT Surgeon & culture change leader
  • ‘The Case for Kindness’ - Nicki Macklin, Doctoral Candidate,  Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Population Health, New Zealand. Exploring intelligent kindness in healthcare.

Think Tank: ‘Structural Kindness: the what, who and how’ – A participatory health futures think tank for all healthcare stakeholders, led by healthcare CEO’s and leaders. 

Theatre Performance: Hush Healthcare Play, What Matters 

Music: a special performance from Royal Melbourne Hospital's Scrub Choir.

Presentations, Workshops, Art, theatre, dance and music

Recorded on Wednesday 9th November  |  A Day for COLLABORATION and COURAGE
  • ‘A million acts of kindness in healthcare: Give an Hour, get a whole lot more back’ - Hexitime - The Healthcare Skill Exchange Timebank, UK 8am – 9am (AEDT) (Online with Live Q&A)
  • ‘Hardwired? How our brain makes unconscious judgments and what we can courageously do about it’ - Marni Panas, Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP), Canada. 9am – 10am (AEST)  (Online with Live Q&A)
  • ‘Walk a mile in my shoes – dignity with dementia’ – with Kimberley Littlemore, PocketMedic, Wales. 1 – 2pm (AEDT) (Online)

Recorded on Thursday 10th November  |  A day for CANADA …. And for Catch ups, Conversations and Contemplation!
  • Launch of the Gathering of Kindness Canada. 8am – 9.30am (AEDT) (Online with Live Q&A)

- Amy Ma, patient advocate at large, speaks powerfully about why equity, diversity and inclusion is crucial in health care.

- Lelainia Lloyd, podcast host, patient advocate and artist, will share her pioneering work collaborating with health professionals in academic journals.

- Researcher, scholar, writer and artist Julia Gray speaks about how creativity and the arts must be central our new COVID world.

    • Storytelling Workshop with our friends from Care Opinion. 12.30pm – 2pm (AEDT) (Online) 
    • Reflective Writing Workshop with Dr Hilton Koppe. 6 – 7.30pm (AEDT) (Online)

    Recorded on Friday 11th November  |  A day for CHANGE
    • ‘Giving Voice to Values’  with Mary Gentile PhD, Creator and Director, USA. 8.00am – 9.00am (AEST) (Online with Live Q&A)
    • ‘What’s Changed? 10 years on from the NHS Mid Saffs Report’ with Dr Chris Turner, UK. 9.00am – 10.00am (AEST) (Online)

    The Hush Foundation strongly values accessibility, equity and inclusion and is happy to offer discounted tickets, as a mark of respect to the following participants: Students, unwaged, people living with a disability, carers and First Nations (use the code: KINDNESS).

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