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When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
What Time: 02:00 PM AEDT - 03:00 PM AEDT, click here to check your time zone
Where: Online - join via your computer!
Presented by: Mel Novak, Tim Hoopmann & Linda Sheahan
About the Webinar
In this changing environment we understand you may be struggling with your mental wellbeing. That’s why we have invited Linda Sheahan and Mel Novak from Beyond Blue to share some ways you can improve your mental health and navigate stressful situations. They will be joined by Small Business Adviser, Tim Hoopman who is a passionate advocate on small business workplace mental health.
Mel has a long history within the Financial Services Industry where she has worked for several banks and financial institutions supporting financial advisers within the small business community, helping them grow their businesses and overcome industry disruption. She has been an advocate for mental health and sat on various committees to support engagement and collaboration in this space. More recently Mel set up her own business offering services to small business owners looking to grow, tell their story and build their brand through creative marketing. Mel’s greatest strength is connecting with people and engaging.
Mel is deeply passionate about mental health and raising awareness around issues that so often are stigmatised such as suicide and depression. She understands the pressures that small business owners are exposed to, and most of all, how important empathy and compassion are when dealing with those who are reluctant to ask for help.
A speaker and trainer with a passion for mental health and small business. Experienced founder with a demonstrated history growing small business. Strong entrepreneurship and professionally skilled in Business Strategy, Sales and Operations. A passion for helping small business use technology as a key enabler to increase productivity and decrease costs. A volunteer speaker for Beyond Blue, a national organisation that works to raise awareness about anxiety and depression, reduce the associated stigma and encourage people to get help.
Tim became a Beyond Blue speaker because as a small business owner he struggled with anxiety and depression. He learnt ways to manage this and wants to share his stories of hope. Also, being brave enough to come out, he wants to help others struggling in similar situations.
Linda is a Workplace Engagement Manager at Beyond Blue, collaborating with workplaces, regulators, government, NGOs, industry groups, research specialist and the mental health sector to help build more mentally healthy workplaces.
Linda has worked over 15 years in the sector, with specialisations including role design, recovery at work, workplace rehabilitation, building thriving workplaces and stakeholder relationships.