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Tune in to Recovery : Mental Health Month Online 2021
October 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Mental Health Month 2021 is all about tuning in to how you are feeling, to those around you, and your community.
Join us to welcome Richard Duncan, a community speaker from Beyond Blue to present his journey of hope, recovery and resilience living with the conditions of anxiety and depression.
Learn some tips from a lived experience perspective about helpful strategies to overcome distressing feelings. Join in the conversation as we highlight that mental well being is everyone’s business!
Hear from the St George & Sutherland Consumer Advisory Group and how they are working to improve mental health services in the local area.
About the Presenter
Richard Duncan is an ideation catalyst and the CEO of a management consultancy firm that supports local and international companies and charities to face and benefit from challenging business issues.
Richard is a father of two teenage daughters, an extensive traveler, a student of tribal art, history & culture and has a great passion for volunteering for a multitude of charities. For the last three years, Richard has been a youth mentor supporting at-risk high school students.
Richard is a volunteer speaker for Beyond Blue, a national organisation that works to raise awareness about anxiety and depression, reduce the associated stigma & encourage people to get help.
Richard became a Beyond Blue speaker to share his own lived experiences of mental health conditions with audiences as part of his desire and commitment to encourage and offer hope to those who are affected by anxiety or depression personally or supporting family and friends who are managing a mental health condition.
Richard’s interests include keeping mentally and physically healthy through various sports, antiquities, writing and he is always planning his next adventure.
This session will involve discussion of a personal story and experiences with a mental condition and may touch on the theme of suicidality. For some of you, it may be difficult hear this story, especially if you have experienced a mental health condition yourself, or supported a friend or family member. If you’re worried that the content may be triggering or upsetting please feel free to care for yourself as needed and leave at any time during the presentation.
Afterwards, there will be time for questions and we encourage you to check in with yourself and your support networks, and take some time to look after yourselves and one another. Please reach out to the NSW Mental Health Triage Line on 180 011 511 if you need urgent support, the Beyond Blue Support Line on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you need further support.