If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? 

“I think people can talk more about what they’re going through when life is tough; when things are hard. How can we be better at reaching out or talking to people about it.


Nicolas Brown has spent most of his career in Not for Profit organisations as well as in State and Local Government. Working with young people in Australia and overseas has been the main focus for Nic and in 2015, he began work at batyr as the School Program Manager in the early stages of batyr’s growth. He moved through the ranks and took on the role of CEO in 2019 where he continues to support batyr’s growth and reach toward smashing the stigma around mental health and empowering young people to create a mentally healthy Australia. Nic’s work to date have enabled him to gain valuable experience in preventative education, mental health and suicide prevention in the areas of schools, universities and the importance of sharing lived experience stories and vulnerability. 

Nic has sat on advisory committees for the Global Coalition for Youth Mental Health and on the Integrated Content Technical Advisory Group for the Beyond Blue National Education Initiative and he currently sits on Suicide Prevention Australia’s Policy Committee. 

Nic is an impressive individual - but he’s also just a really nice guy - as you’ll hear from our conversation today. He’s genuinely making a wonderful difference to our country and it was a delight to get to talk to him about things he’s passionate about. 


Connect and find out more about Nic here;-

  • Instagram: nic_bede
  • Twitter: nic_bede

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