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Mental health is a responsibility we all share as a community. Community support is essential to mental health recovery and Richmond Wellbeing will be sharing this message as part of a Q&A panel discussion as part of Mental Health Week 2020.
Join Richmond Wellbeing
CEO, Adrian Munro and special guests as they take questions from a live audience and from you, our digital audience.
Mr Munro will be joined on the panel by Dr Fiona Nichols, who will contribute to the discussion with her own lived experience of mental health services and PhD research, and Richmond Wellbeing Aboriginal Champion, Reg Henry, who has first-hand experience of the Indigenous community in Perth.
The webinar will be live on our Facebook page from 11 am, Wednesday 14th October, or you can come back to this page to view the stream!
**Content Warning – This webinar may include topics that could be triggering.
The Webinar Panel
Richmond Wellbeing CEO, Adrian Munro, will be facilitating this discussion. Adrian is passionate about supporting those in our community who are marginalised and disadvantaged.
Adrian first qualified as a Physiotherapist before completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Services Administration. Since then he has graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is also an Adjunct Clinical Fellow at the Curtin University School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology. Adrian has been a Board member for several social services organisations and peak bodies. He has also served as part of the PIR National Reference Group, WA NDIS Advisory Council and Chaired the DSS NDIA National Transition Committee.
Adrian believes that communities can be transformed to create environments to empower people to build better lives for themselves.
Reg Henry is a NPSM Team Leader and Aboriginal Champion at Richmond Wellbeing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Sociology and Community Development) and is an active member of his local community. Serving as Chairperson of the Medina Aboriginal Cultural Community for 10 years and three years on the committee of Kwinana Theatre Workshop.
Helping to make the world a better place has always been a passion for Reg. His working life has been focused on roles that make a difference to peoples’ lives.
Dr Fiona Nichols
Dr Fiona Nichols will also be joining the discussion, bringing with her a depth of knowledge and lived experience.
After studying a range of subjects with no clear direction, Fiona decided on an undergraduate degree in History and Writing. It was while undertaking this degree that she was hospitalised and diagnosed with stress-induced schizophrenia.
With efficacious treatment, she was able to complete her Honours, Masters and PhD degrees.
Fiona feels that the community needs to have a better understanding of mental illness. That we should not be ashamed to be who we are and that this is best done by meaningful education within the community.