Mental health advocate, Melbourne

Through McManus Consulting Services, Tony McManus provides a range of positive and empowering speaking and consulting services focussed on mental health and coping with change.

He shares his own journey through depression and the suicide of a close family member to engage, educate and motivate others to make positive change.

Drawing on a diverse range of experience in the SME, Not for Profit, Semi Government and Corporate Sectors, he provides specialist consulting services, concentrating on using resources and solutions-based thinking to affect change, improve outcomes and build better workplaces.

Tony is a passionate advocate for mental health and, at the same time, a committed and skilled businessman dedicated to not for profit and business engagement, employee retention consulting and carbon footprint reduction consulting for SMEs. Read More

McManus Consulting offers the following services:

Tony’s active network of business and not for profit contacts means he can help promote and create partnerships and solutions that work.

Through volunteering with Beyond Blue and becoming a national ambassador, he successfully lobbied and encouraged the establishment of the Beyond Blue Cup, a match played between the Geelong and Hawthorn Football clubs.  It uses the AFL match to increase awareness and reduce the stigma associated with talking about mental health issues.

Need a speaker or an MC? Need a presenter or a motivator for an event? Or simply need help and guidance on making the most of your organisation’s team and culture?

Learn more about Tony and how McManus Consulting Services can assist your business or organisation in creating positive change. Contact Contact McManus Consulting Services for more information or an informal discussion about your requirements.

  • 20%

    of Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year

  • Australian youth (18-24 years old) have the highest prevalence of mental illness than any other age group

  • 45%

    Almost half (45%) of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime

  • Men are at greatest risk of suicide but least likely to seek help

  • 54%

    Of people with mental illness do not access any treatment

Connect 2 Grow

The best exercise that you can do is to help someone else who is down to get up.

A part of the popular presentation Tony McManus delivers to corporate and community groups, about dealing with Mental Health is the suggestion that “the best exercise that you can do is to help someone else who is down to get up”. Tony’s focus is to encourage those who are either suffering from a mental health issue or who are wanting...

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Tony McManus is a rare gem. When life's seas become rough enough to sink his ship he was fortunately able to regain control and steer himself to safe harbour. He has since learned to thrive through the approach and mindset of helping others in his favoured port of Geelong and beyond.

Tony's perspective on life and how he now goes about it, is both authentic & inspiring. A hard working & successful businessman, he found himself at a point where he had to learn to survive in the face of deep personal and family related challenges. Through survival came transformation into the educator he is today. A passionate mental wellbeing advocate, accomplished communicator, highly sought after keynote speaker and mentor to many - Tony lives and breathes to help others. Whether it's in his role as the Development Manager at the Geelong Community Foundation, as an ambassador for Beyond Blue & RUOK, his personal volunteer work or teaching the benefits of social connection through his work with Connect2Grow, Tony is at the forefront of mental wellbeing advocacy in Australia.

If you get the chance to spend some time with him, or hear him speak, I'm sure, like me, you will both admire this beautiful man and also gain a deeper insight into the opportunities that come with managing our own mental health & wellbeing.

Need a speaker or an MC? Need a presenter or a motivator for an event? Or simple need help and guidance on making the most of your organisation's team and culture