Non-Fiction Book Awards (Gold Award Winner)
I believe Pete’s story gives a voice to the wide mainstream of people in Australia who experience mental ill-health and mental illness.
Professor Patrick McGorry AO
I read Stepping Out the Other Side with the backdrop of Simone Biles stepping back from competition at the Olympics. The whole time I marvelled at what an important and well-done book this is. This is the kind of book every person should read because everyone is touched by mental health issues.
Judge, 29th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
Pete Bell is a storyteller and mental illness advocate from Brisbane. His current roles include President of Suicide Prevention Pathways and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Awareness Advocate with the QMR Berghofer Mental Health and Neuroscience research program.
He has released two published books. Stepping Out the Other Side and Subtle Steps on the Other Side. Pete is often asked to talk about these books and share his story at charitable / corporate events, on podcasts, and for the media.
His next book, Sacred Seventh, is currently being written and will be his first foray into fiction story telling.
The voice of someone who has experienced mental highs and lows — and who does the work to stay in healthy mental spaces — is refreshing and relatable, most especially in light of pandemic times that have caused many more people than ever before to face the fragility of their own minds. Absolutely inspiring!
Non Fiction Book Awards
“A deliberate and engaging work for thought and evaluation of oneself and the world we occupy… a great read and well crafted by a passionate new author…”
– Anthony, Indie book reviewer
Uncovering non-linear insights to drive commercial value.
Professionally, Pete is a storyteller with data.
Through his business Par8o, Pete is passionate about combining his skills in town planning, economics, data, geospatial analysis and human behaviour, to tell stories that can influence business strategy and decision making.
This unique fusion of skills can uncover non-linear insights, often contained within complex environments, to be applied for commercial value.
Par8o’s geospatial platform and associated analytics are utilised by several of Australia’s leading companies that operate in the property, health, infrastructure, hospitality and retail sectors, including:
- Real Asset Management Group (RAM)
- Centuria Healthcare
- Midnight Health
- Containers for Change
- City Winery / Ardo’s
“Real Asset Management (RAM) engaged Par8o to develop a National Mental Health Supply and Demand Platform. This platform, and its bespoke supply and demand indices, identifies areas nationally where a need exists for new and improved mental health facilities. This platform adds value to both our development business, plus our operational partners, by ultimately assisting in the delivery of better mental health outcomes for those in greatest need”.
Sam Wood – Director, Asset Management – RAM