But Who’s Looking After You?

Panel

2020-2021 saw a startling change in the way we were asked to live and manage our lives with very little preparation, choice, or discussion. 2022 is shaping up to be just as challenging. How are we all travelling and are we better armed for change going forward?

Join us at Goods Shed Arts with our panel Dr Gordon Parker AO*, Caroline Kell, Jeremy Forbes, Eliza Hull and host Lucy Mayes.

*Appearing via video link

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Prof. Gordon Parker AO

Digital Panelist

Professor Gordon Parker AO is Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, UNSW, was Founder of the Black Dog Institute and its initial Executive Director, Head of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Prince of Wales Hospital. His positions with the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists include being Editor of its Journal. Positions with legal organisations include the NSW Guardianship Board and the NSW Administrative Appeals Tribunal. In 2004 he received a Citation Laureate as the Australian Scientist most highly cited in ‘Psychiatry/Psychology’. In 2018 he received the prestigious James Cook Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales, and was recipient of the 2020 Australian Mental Health Prize. His research has focussed on the mood disorders. He has published 23 books and over 1,000 scientific reports. His most recent book is BURNOUT - written with Gabriela Tavella, Kerrie Eyers - which is the first complete guide to burnout, based on ground-breaking new research. It shows how you can tell whether you really have burnout, and helps you shape a strategy for recovery that will work for you.

Caroline Kell

Panelist

Caroline Kell is a proud sovereign Mbarbrum women. A former Counsellor with over 6 years’ experience working alongside Victorian Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Communities to drive outcomes in truth telling, treaty, health, and mental health reforms. She is the Founder of Blak Wattle Coaching and Consulting a 100 per cent Indigenous owned agency. She coaches and mentors First Nations leaders and business owners to feel safe in the workplace, to have big goals and take up space. Caroline is also a bold and conscious facilitator and thinker who draws on the power of Aboriginal social emotional and wellbeing principle, connection, evidence and stories. She is also the host of the podcast Yarning Up a podcast that helps Australia learn and unlearn Australia's past.

Jeremy Forbes

Panelist

A trade-qualified painter and decorator in Castlemaine for almost 20 years, Jeremy (Jez) has experienced the highs and lows associated with the building industry financially, physically and mentally and would like tradies to be more conscious of how depression, stress, tiredness and frustration can impact their lives and loved ones around them. He is the Founder and CEO of HALT Hope Assistance All Tradies. HALT's vision is that every tradie in Australia knows how to look after their mental health and wellbeing. “The pain of regret is far greater than the pain of hard work.”

Eliza Hull

Panelist

Eliza Hull is a contemporary musician, audio producer and disability activist based in regional Victoria. Her music has been described as ‘stirring, captivating and heartfelt.’ Her compositions have been used in ABC KIDS TV and her music has been played on radio nationally and internationally. Eliza is a proud disabled woman, with a physical condition ‘Charcot Marie Tooth’ and is disability advocate within the contemporary music space, performing at ABILITY Fest, speaking at the music conference CHANGES advocating for further accessibility for disabled musicians and producing the Isolaid Festival ‘Accessible All Areas’ featuring disabled musicians from all around the world. She is also an audio producer and produced ‘We’ve Got This’ about parenting with a disability for Radio National and ABC LIFE. Eliza also recently wrote and produced ‘And Then Something Changed’ for ABC ME about being a child with a disability. She has been nominated for the Brenda Gabe Disability award, the National Disability Awards and Music Victoria ‘Amplify Award. She has been awarded the APRA mentorship for women in music and the National Leadership Award from the Australia Council and Arts Access Australia. Her most recent writing was published in ‘Growing Up Disabled’ an anthology published by Black Inc & she is writing ‘We’ve Got This’ about parenting with a disability, which will also be published through Black Inc and feature disabled parents from all around Australia.

Lucy Mayes

Host

Lucy Mayes is a respected and award-winning leadership development and engagement professional, a published author and sought-after presenter and facilitator. Lucy’s unique skill set draws on her training as a lawyer, social worker and company director and her work across multiple settings including corporate, education, local government and not for profit. Lucy’s pioneering work in leadership development has been recognised with her being awarded the Australian Rural Women’s Award, Victorian Runner Up in 2008, and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship in 2000. She is author of Beyond the Stethoscope: doctors’ stories of reclaiming hope, heart and healing in medicine. The research and publication of this book sparked her awareness of the desperate need and hunger for more humanism in workplaces in general, and in the world. Lucy has served on several not for profit Boards, has worked in leadership development for over 20 years and has a lifetime interest in human systems and purpose at work.

Date & Time
Sunday, April 10, 4 pm

Venue
Goods Shed Arts
Castlemaine Goods Shed
21 Kennedy Street
Castlemaine, 3450

Duration 
60 mins

This is a covid safe event. All ticketholders must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask to attend.