Mental Health for Life

26 September, 07:00 - 09:30

Must Wine Bar, Perth, Australia

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Almost 75% of people with mental disorders remain untreated in developing countries, and suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44.

The insurance industry can often be a high-pressure environment, making it even more critical to create awareness about mental health illnesses. We have brought some leading experts together for this event to discuss the key aspects of mental health and wellbeing, from a range of different perspectives.

You’ll also enjoy a delicious breakfast thanks to Head Chef Russell Blaikie, from Perth's premier restaurant Must Wine Bar, and there will be plenty of opportunity to engage with fellow colleagues.
Join us as we learn more about how to create better mental wellness at home, at work, for life.

Key Note Speakers
Tom Hughson – a volunteer from beyondblue will share his personal journey of hope, recovery and resilience in the face of mental illness. beyondblue is a national organisation that works to raise awareness about anxiety and depression, reduce associated stigma and encourage people to get help.

Neal Bodel – from Lifeline WA will explore the types of initiatives out there to help organisations find solutions to Mental Health as a peer, manager or leader within the organisation. He will run through mental health and suicide statistics and the economic impact across Australia. He will help clear the air on how to view risk and assess employees appropriately.

Taryn Harvey – CEO of WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) will provide an overview of the social determinants of mental health and will discuss the concept of recovery. She will talk about why that’s important in contemporary mental health and what it might mean for public policy and how we support people.

Tom Hughson

Volunteer from Beyondblue

Taryn Harvey

Chief Executive Officer at Western Australian Association for Mental Health

Neal Bodel

Manager of Community Education and Engagement at Lifeline WA

Russell Blaikie

Chef/Partner - Must Wine Bar