Roz Bellamy

Roz Bellamy is a writer and researcher based in Melbourne. Roz’s first book, Mood: A Memoir of Love, Identity and Mental Health, published by Wakefield Press in 2023, explores the intersections of mental illness, Jewish and queer identity, and intergenerational trauma. In 2022, Roz completed a PhD exploring the impacts of engaging in life writing on young people’s wellbeing. Roz’s work has been published in The Big Issue, The Age, SBS, The Guardian, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin and Huffington Post.


A View From the Couch: Lifting the lid on mental health

When Hilton Koppe was diagnosed with PTSD, the much-loved country doctor had no choice but to retire from general practice. In this session Hilton chats with courageous authors Anna Jacobson, Roz Bellamy and Jonathan Seidler, each of whom have faced mental health challenges – be it bipolar, depression or psychosis. Like Hilton, they have turned...

Sunday August 18, 2024

Modern Family: The ties that bind

Three authors, three very different books. But one common thread: families in the 21st century. From parenting together and apart, to how the concept of “family” has changed, to what happens when pregnancy doesn’t end with a baby, this session -featuring Katia Ariel, Isabelle Oderberg, Marina Kamenev, and Roz Bellamy as moderator – delves into...

Sunday August 18, 2024