Head Strong Training was founded by Sam Sellwood, a registered psychologist with
significant experience assisting adults experiencing a wide range of mental
health and personal difficulties. She has previously worked in both government
and non-government roles in employment services, the not-for-profit sector, corrections and
As a mental health clinician and as a facilitator, Sam incorporates the latest research from the area of health neuroscience: an emerging field concerned with the interplay between the brain and physical and mental health. Using accessible language, Sam's goal is to increase participants' understanding of how stress, emotion and social factors influence our brain, body and sense of wellbeing.
Sam's facilitation style brings together her depth of mental health knowledge and her ability to engage and have fun with her audience. She is passionate about providing learning that is practical and improves mental health and wellbeing for individuals and workplaces. Sam has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science degree and a Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, and she is currently completing a Master of Business Psychology. She is a Master Mental Health First Aid Instructor, a member of both the Australian HR Institute and the Australian Institute of Training & Development, and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Sam is based in Brisbane but happily travels interstate to deliver programs. She has two poodles and a tortoiseshell cat and will show you photos of them if you ask. And sometimes even if you don't.