October is Mental Health Month
Click here to find out about Craig Hamilton's book launch and presentation.
October is Mental Health Month. Health and Safety will be promoting the event across the University. Further information on mental health month can be found at http://www.mentalhealth.asn.au/well-being/campaigns/mental-health-month-nsw.html
The University of Newcastle is committed in supporting staff members in the workplace with non-work related injury or illness (including mental illness) by developing a Well to Work plan. This is a plan to support the worker in the workplace working closely with their doctor, psychologist and supervisor.
If you require a Well to Work plan please contact Diane Bunch on 49217721 or Sarah Harris on 49217720.
A Better Life: Craig Hamilton
The University Counselling and Health Services invites you to a talk by Craig Hamilton, "Living a Healthy, Balanced and Productive Life with the Challenge of a Mental Illness".
In collaboration with The Co-Op Bookshop, Craig will be available to sign copies of his book A Better Life.
WHERE: Lambert Room Level 3, Shortland Building, Callaghan Campus.
WHEN: 12pm Wednesday 10th October, 2012.
RSVP: Monday 8th October Teresa.Dluzewska@newcastle.edu.au or 49216659.
Light refreshments will be served.
Craig Hamilton is one of Australia's leading Mental Health advocates
After being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2000 Craig has travelled Australia and delivered Keynote Presentations in a variety of forums.
In 2005 he became an Ambassador with BeyondBlue and has represented the organisation in assisting to de-stigmatise with Mental Health education.
In his most recent book A Better Life he shares his story:
"Now I regard the year my world broke as the greatest thing to have happened to me. Before Broadmeadow, my life was so terribly out of balance, in every area, that mental illness was nearly inevitable."