Mental Health Week Breakfast
Auspire is proud to be hosting a Mental Health Week Breakfast on October 20th with arguably one of Australia's most renowned mental health experts, Professor Patrick McGorry AO.
- Dates:Oct 22
- Time(s):7:00 am – 9:00 am AWST
- Venue:Fraser's Restaurant
- Hosted By:Auspire - The Australia Day Council of WA
- Venue Address:60 Fraser Avenue West Perth, WA 6005
- Ticket Price FROM:$72
- Ticket price TO:$80
- Venue:Fraser's Restaurant
In support of Mental Health Week please join Auspire, as we discuss the current state of mental health in our communities, and explore how we can improve connection and well-being in the wake of COVID-19.
Hosted by Tracy Vo from 9News Perth, guests will enjoy a gourmet breakfast and keynote presentation by 2010 Australian of the Year and the ‘godfather’ of mental health, Professor Patrick McGorry AO live streamed from Melbourne followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with local Australian of the Year Alumni and mental health advocates.
Proudly presented in partnership with St John WA, WA's leading ambulance and first aid service provider for more than 125 years, this thought-provoking breakfast will have you inspired and ready to lead change in your workplace, home and community.
Professor Patrick McGorry AO - Mental Health Expert and 2010 Australian of the Year (Streaming Live from Melbourne)
Professor Patrick McGorry is a leading international researcher, clinician and advocate for mental health. Professor McGorry is also a founding board member of Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. He believes that early intervention offers the greatest hope for recovery and therefore takes every opportunity to educate the community to recognise the early signs of mental illness, without stigmatising or discriminating. His extraordinary 27-year contribution to the mental health sector has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of young people the world over.
Ashlee Harrison, Founder Zero to Hero & 2014 WA Finalist Young Australian of the Year
Ashlee Harrison is the 2016 Young Western Australian of the Year. She was recognised for her role as the CEO & Founder of mental health charity; zero2hero Inc. Ashlee is also the Director of social media company; Social Say and a safeTALK suicide prevention facilitator. Ashlee created the Charity at the age of 21 before commencing her Commerce degree at Curtin, and during her 10 years working in the mental health sector has partnered with organisations such as Lifeline, Suicide Prevention Australia and Foundation for Young Australians. Recently recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s 100 Woman of Influence, Ashlee and a team of staff and volunteers reach over 80,000 young Western Australian’s every year. Ashlee has also been awarded a Pride of Australia Medal in 2015, won the WA Youth Award for Education in 2013 and in the same year was also a Young Australian of the Year finalist.
Julian Pace, Founder of Happiness Co and Finalist WA Local Hero 2020
In just three short years, government health worker Julian Pace lost his father, his best friend and then his cousin – all to suicide. Devastated by his loss, Julian fell apart. Then, using a mix of medical and self-help including diet, exercise, and practicing gratitude, he rebuilt his life. Determined to turn his pain into purpose, Julian became an ambassador for R U OK. He then launched the social enterprise Happiness Co. Through workshops, webinars, online and face-to-face programs for individuals, organisations and teams, Julian’s programs help people address the causes of unhappiness, so they can create lives they truly want. Happiness Co also includes the Man Enough program, which aims to help reduce the shocking rate of male suicide in Australia by supporting men to develop the tools they need to overcome life’s challenges. Now living with happiness and purpose, Julian is helping more than 50,000 people do the same, showing by example that it’s possible to turn life around.
Donna Lawrence, Clinical Psychologist and Head of Well-being, Safety and Injury Management St John WA
Donna is a Clinical Psychologist and is the Head of Wellbeing, Safety and Injury Management at St John WA. Donna is passionate about mental health prevention and early intervention and strives to provide a service that keeps people mentally well and thriving. In addition to this leadership role Donna continues to practice as a Clinical Psychologist and specialises in working with people across the lifespan who have experienced trauma and abuse.
This event will be delivered within the WA State Government’s Covid-Safe guidelines.
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