Motivational Mental Health Presentation
A one hour, motivational introduction to occupational mental illness through a `Lived Experience’ presentation. This presentation provides real life insight into workplace psychological injury and the consequences of failing to seek early help. Craig will take participants on a journey through his career in law enforcement, his battle with workplace mental illness and the impact those illnesses had, not only on him but also those he was closest to. Participants of this compelling presentation will learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses, coping strategies and the risks of sustained extreme stress in the workplace. The presentation finishes with a powerful, positive demonstration of how learning and practicing wellbeing strategies builds resilience, protects against developing mental illness and aids recovery. This presentation is an effective way to motivate staff to identify mental health symptoms, encourage benefits of help seeking behaviours and to build a positive and inclusive workplace culture of peer support. Stigma is the main barrier for those suffering mental illness to seek help and this presentation breaks down those barriers by raising awareness and de-mystifying the subject of mental health in the workplace and wider community.