As part of our Mind Health Program, we bring in 'Experts in their Field' to reinvigorate workforces. Here I spoke over a 3 hour 'Better Mind Health' day at Lady Bay. Here is the speaker Annie Harvey who injected some light heartedness to the event, speaking on 'laughter theraphy'
Community Wellbeing Roadshow, a powerful session at the Iron Knob Golf Club. A dormant ghost town, the mental health challenges that residents face on a daily basis is overwhelming. A town that in its hey day, was a thriving mine site supporting hundreds of jobs through the mining of 'iron ore'. With very limited medical support this is a satellite town that needs support for mental healthcare services.
Anthony Hart & Gavin Schuster attending the Freeling Men's Shed.
Held the 3rd Friday of every month to help rebuild the community during a challenging period where they have had limited opportunities to ‘chew the fat’ amongst farmers - typically working isolated and alone . The Men's shed provide a place where men can feel included and safe. The aim of men's sheds is to improve the health and wellbeing of their members
A great event, with a fantastic team sharing Lived Experience’s with Q&A to finish off the day.
This was delivered as part of our aligned focus with McConnell Dowell to help nurture a culture of care amongst employees and contractors.
Over 125 people from city & country councils who were 'authorised person' for their respective councils. We have dog inspectors, parking inspectors, planning officers, security officers etc. Significant stressful workplace situations push peoples mental health to breaking point. We were very targeted in sharing 'How to spot the signs' and ways to start a conversation in our address to the group.
To a room packed with curious onlookers, Brendan produced his most powerful talk to share the deep down honest thought processes, feelings and thoughts of his ordeal. A mesmerising story delivered with raw emotion. Brendan has the power to change how we confront life's challenging situations.
GRA, Gypsum Resources Australia, outside Penong are mining one of the Southern Hemisphere's largest deposits of Gypsum. Working under very tough conditions men having conversations around their 'mind health' doesn't come naturally. Some good honest and frank discussions.
Jobs Statewide have a long term relationship with the South Australian job seekers, and part of that commitment is to integrate 'Lived Experience' speakers into their workshop series. I talked to the long term unemployed, in a process to build up their confidence, equip them with early intervention tools they can use to help them better confront significant life challenges.
Jobs Statewide, assist in the employment of people. Part of their 'support to candidates' is the providing of personal development initiatives and talks. Here we ran a 3 week course on 'everything mind health', to help candidates present in a better space mentally & physically. We run these talks across Noarlunga Branch, Marion, and in Adelaide city.
Mental Health hits all generations including no more so than the 70+ agree group, where unfortunately the likelihood of losing your life to Suicide jumps dramatically once you are over the age of 70. A turnout of 30 people, great questions and a very supportive group looking for tools to use to better confront & overcome significant life challenges.