If you recognise in yourself or others that the pressures of work/family/life are overwhelming, and stressed and tired is the new ‘normal’ … you’re not alone! We strongly encourage you to dedicate a morning to learn more about mental illness and what can be done to support positive mental health.
In each year, approximately one in every five Australians experiences a mental illness1. While both men and women, young and mature experience a range of mental health illnesses, when looking for ways to support our membership we identified a number of mental health challenges surrounding women in business (with and without families and children) that should be talked about, explored and supported.
Looking to shift the stigma and shame that surrounds Mental Health, in our September breakfast with the acclaimed Heather J MacKenzie we will explore:
- Why being an entrepreneur carries an extra risk to your mental health and what you can do about it
- The power of vulnerability and authenticity in discussing mental health
- Personal anecdotes from Heather’s work with founders and their mental health
- How you can begin to shift perspectives on your own mental health and that of others
- How to assess your own risk
- How to build your customised resilience toolkit
Whether you run your own business, lead a team or are working on your next career goal, there are great lessons to be learned to support yourself, your work and your network through positive mental health practices and awareness.
We chose Heather to start the conversation on this important topic within our network as she gives great personal insight into Mental Health while bringing an outstanding business perspective.
- Heather took one small business from $1M in revenue to $110M in 24 months
- Heather successfully managed executive relationships with a $1B/yr client at a Fortune 10
- Heather educates audiences on how to take adverse experiences and turn them into events that propel you forward in life
- Heather provides her audiences practical tools they can take away and use in their own lives to help them level up, personally and professionally
- Heather tackles uncomfortable or difficult topics with humour and compassion, making it easier to face those things head-on in your own life
- Heather helps organizations to build truly inclusive cultures, vs. just paying lip service to diversity
- Heather helps her audiences view life through a kaleidoscope, showing you how one small click can alter your perspective and begin a shift
- Heather helps people feel genuinely seen, heard, loved and accepted, which in turn enables them to go out and live their authentic purpose
Understanding that this can be an uncomfortable and confronting topic for some, the SCBWN is creating a welcoming and supportive environment to bring to light this important topic and is in the process of putting together a list of local resources to support our members to build their own resilience toolkit.
Please note - All dietary requirements must be in by 5th September for catering purposes.