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Checking in on your mates – an online webinar
May 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm$15
At Legends & Leaders we decided we would provide a forum to chat about something a little different. How to reach out and help a mate if you’re worried about them.
In this webinar, David Westgate gives insights and advice gained from 40-years of battling bipolar 1 while building a successful career. He looks at the difference between mood swings and mental illness, how to build mental health resilience and there are also tips for those of us currently working from home. Most importantly, David talks about how best to approach a friend or colleague you may be concerned about without fear of embarrassing them or yourself.
It’s an important webinar for anyone interested in learning more about mental health whether it be for themselves, their loved ones, or their workmates.
All profits from the event will be divided equally into two charity donations:
OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1300 charities supporting people in need across the country.
Village school projects in Cambodia. Building a bright future for children in disadvantaged areas of the world through education.
This session is not a replacement for professional counselling.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN NEED OF URGENT HELP, PLEASE CALL LIFELINE ON 13 11 14
Hello,I’ve worked in advertising for 35-years. All while suffering from a rollercoaster-like mental illness known as bipolar 1. So I know what it’s like to be driven by anxieties so strong, I sacrificed countless weekends to needless work. To be so sleep deprived, my keyboard sometimes resembled a soft downy pillow. And to perform brilliantly in a boardroom one moment, only to find myself crying quietly in a toilet cubicle the next. I’m also a keynote speaker for the Black Dog Institute and have spoken to organisations such as the Australian Road Transport Industry, NSW Law Society, CSIRO, the CEO Institute, Downer Group, Sydney’s Sudanese community, the Treasury and even the Friends and Family of Missing People Police Unit. I’ve served on the Black Dog’s Lived Experience Advisory Panel and now serve on a mental health action group for the Australian insurer TAL. I’ve been interviewed by the Australian Financial Review and appeared on the SBS show Insight due to my experience with workplace mental health, and also work as a qualified Mental Health First Aid instructor.Finally, I’ve created a workplace program that’s been highly praised by Lifeline and Professor Gordon Parker – founder of the Black Dog Institute. You can see some of the content at https://club20.com.au/ or further writing at linkedin.com/in/david-s-westgate/