Events on: July 13, 2021

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Run4Life

Run4Life is a feel-good running event raising money to prevent youth suicide. To join in, all you have to do is run throughout the month of July while you fundraise to support ReachOut Australia. Every dollar you raise goes towards helping young people experiencing mental health challenges, and you’ll be improving your own health and wellbeing too. ReachOut is there for young people – 24/7. They offer practical tools, tips and advice that helps young people handle whatever life throws at them. They can even help them feel better when they’re not sure what the problem is. ReachOut helps young people be well and stay well, provides connection and shared stories through peer support, and builds confidence to seek professional help if needed. More than that, they also help young people by providing information, peer support, one-on-one telephone support for parents and carers, and resources for schools and educators. Last year, ReachOut provided support to more than 3.6 million people, but until the youth suicide rate is zero, it’s not enough. By taking part in Run4Life you’ll be helping raise much-needed funds to reach more young people in need of help.

WayAhead Workplaces, Facebook Live:Psychosocial risk in the workplace from the perspective of lived experience

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Mental health safety and accessibility at work: Psychosocial risk from the perspective of lived experience In conversation with series - WayAhead Workplaces The framework of mental wellbeing existing on a spectrum that we all travel up and down has been around for a number of years, with thriving being one end and mental illness at the other end.  But ask anyone with the lived experience of a diagnosed mental ill health condition, and they would tell you that this isn’t the case. That a person can be living with a mental illness and thrive, and that actually, the opposite of strong mental wellbeing is not mental illness, but rather, mental distress, and that mental distress can be experienced by anyone regardless of what their diagnosis is or is not. In this session, WayAhead Workplace Lead, Steph Thompson, sits down with Asha Zappa, the WayAhead Mental Health Promotion Manager to learn about how traditional workplace wellbeing initiatives might unintentionally be excluding people with mental illness, what accessibility looks like and why and how listening to people with lived experience is the best way to codesign effective workplace wellbeing strategies

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Facebook Live: WayAhead Workplaces In Conversation With Asha Zappa

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Mental health safety and accessibility at work: Psychosocial risk from the perspective of lived experience The framework of mental wellbeing existing on a spectrum that we all travel up and down has been around for a number of years, with thriving being one end and mental illness at the other end.  But ask anyone with the lived experience of a diagnosed mental ill health condition, and they would tell you that this isn’t the case. That a person can be living with a mental illness and thrive, and that actually, the opposite of strong mental wellbeing is not mental illness, but rather, mental distress, and that mental distress can be experienced by anyone regardless of what their diagnosis is or is not. In this session, Stephanie Thompson, Workplaces Lead at WayAhead sits down with Asha Zappa, the WayAhead Mental Health Promotion Manager to learn about how traditional workplace wellbeing initiatives might unintentionally be excluding people with mental illness, what accessibility looks like and why and how listening to people with lived experience is the best way to co-design effective workplace wellbeing strategies