Creating Hope




She does this through sharing her wholehearted and authentic recovery journey via

visual art, public speaking, writing and education



An award winning artist, Maree exhibits her recovery and hope inspired artworks at a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. Her art has been commissioned by mental health organizations to be presented as awards.
A speaker for SANE Australia, beyondblue & The Heartworks Creative, she shares her story of Brave Love at engagements & events
A guest writer for SANE Australia she has also published stories and articles for ABC Open, & Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s MentalAs program initiative. She writes academic articles on inclusive education.
A qualified teacher & Deakin University scholarship recipient for inclusive education research, Maree writes recovery based curriculum, teaches at a Recovery College and runs creative well being workshops for organizations




Muse Magazine have generously given permission to SANE Australia to republish the interview article titled “I live with Bipolar Disorder”.  It was originally published in “The Happiness Issue”,  You can find the article via The SANE blog here


How can I help you?

  • To book an interview on mental health recovery
  • To request a written piece:  a guest blog post or article
  • To facilitate a workshop or education session on inclusive and mental health recovery
  • To commission a hope inspired visual artwork
  • To request a public speaking engagement

Please send an email to:


Your engagement with the students was terrific (the teacher in you was showing up!). The window into living with a disorder that you were able to give these professional trainees was terrific for its illustration of the complexity (no one is a text book ‘case’), and for the evidence in front of their eyes that people do find a way of understanding and accommodating such experiences and get on with family life and meaningful occupation. The trainees appreciated your openness and your passion to invest in them understanding others better.

Dr. Farhall

Maree was a fantastic speaker, and told her story with empathy and honesty. She really expressed her message of hope well, and had a great mix of humor and wisdom, and practical advice to give to her audience. She answered all questions with grace and truth. I would thoroughly recommend her to speak at any event – she was fabulous. Thanks Maree!”