I have lived and worked with the diagnosis of schizophrenia since 2001.
I have engaged with senior management, human resources, corporate staff and the wider community about the experience of living with mental illness and how to become diversity ready.
The public are eager to support mental health across all environments.
Lets talk further and turn progress into real action.
Some recent work:
. "How 'Mad' Are You?" TV Series.
SBS Australia / Blackfella Films
The series is available here: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/how-mad-are-you
. SANE Australia. Peer Ambassador Program.
. Everymind/Life In Mind. National Communications Charter.
Champion. Lived Experience SME.
As a designated champion, I assisted in the development of the “National Communications Charter : A unified approach to mental health and suicide prevention“.
The newly relaunched charter is available here: https://www.lifeinmindaustralia.com.au/the-charter
. Social Firms Australia (SoFa) / Seek
Trainer and Consultant. Mental Heath In The Workplace.
Partnering with Seek, SoFa and The Melbourne Business School, I co-presented a year long pilot program that trained 165 Seek employees in being diversity ready and understanding their own mental health awareness in the workplace.
The report is available here: https://mbs.edu/getattachment/research/APSIC/Reports/Seek-report-(1).pdf
THE TEARS OF REGRET
Available now on kindle, kobo and paperback.
Listen to the soundtrack:
In the immediate future, a man saves the life of a billionaire's heir and is rewarded with a freedom beyond his desire. As he sets the stage for his own private war, he begins a journey of exploration and revenge on the world and power that twisted his family.
With the wisdom of his grandmother holding the reins, they pave a road that changes everyone they reach, and from which they can never return.
| Semi-Finalist. Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize.