ROW Webinar: Lifting Mental Health Literacy with Jimi Hunt
Free | Wed 8 September 2021, 12pm – 1pm (NZST)
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While mental health awareness has improved over the years – there is still a gap between knowing about mental health and taking actions towards better mental health. In this session, we’re joined by guest Jimi Hunt to explore the concept of ‘mental health literacy’ and why language matters. We’ll discuss how to obtain and maintain positive mental wellness, how to understand mental health problems and seek support, and how to decrease stigma in the workplace.
Our guest: Jimi Hunt
Jimi is the co-founder of the charity Live More Awesome and is most well known for his work in reducing the stigma around mental health in a distinctly colourful way. He is a Guinness World Record holder, two times TEDx speaker, a regular panellist on morning radio/TV shows and has been the subject of a documentary and two feature episodes of a major US Network show highlighting his unique and highly successful exploits into raising awareness of mental health.
Jimi is committed to affecting radical, positive change in people’s lives through his unique perspective on mental wellness and offers simple, effective life skills and techniques for individuals to implement.
Twice nominated for New Zealander of the Year and finalist in both New Zealander of the Year and New Zealand Innovator of the Year, Jimi provides a very different approach to how we think about mental health and has a gift for weaving his own personal story in a raw, humorous and very relatable way that inspires audiences to take charge of their own mental well-being.
Deeply invested in personal growth, change and developing people past their own self-limiting beliefs, Jimi has presented keynotes to a vast array of audiences and organisations in New Zealand and overseas and his thought-provoking insights into how we can all deal better with our mental health holds relevance in all areas of society.
1. Guest interview: We’ll start this session with the guest interview, facilitated by Sarah McGuinness.
2. Group discussion: After the interview, then we’ll open the ‘floor’ for discussion, and we welcome any questions you have about the interview topic.
3. News: We’ll invite you to share any news or wins, or ask workplace wellbeing questions of the group. Sarah will also share updates from the world of workplace wellbeing.
The event is open to members of ROW Network and ROW Gold only.
BYO lunch. It’s all very informal.
FYI – The discussion section will be recorded to turn into a podcast. The Q & A or subsequent discussions will be not be included in the podcast (and please let us know if you have any concerns).
Instructions on how to join the meeting via Zoom will be provided upon registration.