Craig Hamilton Mental Health
Craig started his career as a broadcaster with ABC Radio in 1994.
Since then Craig has covered Rugby League, Rugby Union and Cricket at international level as a commentator.
Craig is probably best known as a member of the "Grandstand" Rugby League commentary team.
Craig was born in the Hunter Valley town of Singleton and spent the first 16 years of his working life working as an underground coalminer in the Newcastle area before embarking on a radio career fulltime in 1999.
In 1991 Craig represented the Newcastle and NSW Country cricket teams, and played against the touring Sri Lankan team.
In the year 2000, just prior to the Sydney Olympic Games where he had been selected to work as a broadcaster, Craig experienced a psychotic episode and was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
He spent 12 days in hospital and, since his recovery, has become one of Australia's most high profile speakers on Mental Health ,Lifestyle and Wellbeing .
Craigs presentation topics include:
- How we reduce stigma
- Recovery from Bipolar Disorder
- Surviving Depression
- Inspiring those who battle mental illness
- Creating a better work/life balance
- Why normalizing mental health issues is important
Craig’s Keynote was sensational in all respects. I have had numerous people comment on how compelling his story was. I think the fact that he spent a lot of time in a tough industry meant that many in the audience found him very easy to relate to.
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Craig gave a very personal perspective as he told his story about his struggle with mental illness. The silence from our people clearly displayed his remarkable ability to engage with his audience. As I looked around the room one could see he was connecting very strongly. Craig’s open and honest ...Read More
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