11 October 2018, 8:30am - 1:30pm

Quality Hotel Powerhouse Tamworth, NSW 2340

Free event

by 5 October

Did you know 1 in 6 people will experience depression at some stage of their lives and 1 in 4 will experience anxiety?

October is Mental Awareness Month with the theme being “share the journey”. icare want to “share the journey” with the first city of light and invite you to attend our Mental Health Forum on Thursday 11 October 2018.

The purpose of this event is to provide tools on how to identify early indications of mental health challenges along with prevention and support for individuals within workplaces and your local community.

Time: 8.30am Registration for an 9.00am start. Event due to conclude at 1.30pm

For more details on to RSVP, visit the event page on Eventbrite: 

The agenda on the day will include:

  • Special Guest Speaker – Dean Widders
    Dean joins the icare team as a special guest speaker at the icare mental Forum of ‘share the journey’. Dean will share some interesting stories on his journey, his exposure to some mental health challenges, the promotion of resilience, and the positive impact of social connections.
  • Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces
    Presented by Esther Ekkelenkamp - Injury Prevention Specialist
    This session will look at what mental health is, how prevalent mental health illness is in our community and practical solutions for employers.
  • The Value of Social Connection
    Presented by Andrew Ellery - Program Manager, Promote Connection, Care and Community
    This session explores the importance of workplace connections on organisational culture, the benefits that connections have and the positive impacts that it can yield for your organisation / business.
  • Understanding Complex Trauma
    Presented by Jade Alexander - Mental Health Team Leader at icare
    In this session we will discuss the importance of Understanding Complex Psychological Trauma and its impact on Workers beliefs and behaviour. You will hear about small ways to modify practice and interactions with others that encourage positive relationships and engagement with recovery.

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided

This is a free event. A limited number of places are available.

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Last updated: 5 October 2018