OUR GARDEN ROOMS
Garden Rooms are free, open forums to provide safe, easily accessible and evidence-based education regarding mental health and issues around mental illness. The Banksia Project invites a multitude of speakers who have either a lived experience, or are a leader in their industry and have overcome adversity, with the view to provide compelling and constructive stories for the audience attending.
The Garden Rooms touch on the mental illness and challenges identified with the intention of providing attendees with a better understanding of what is possible for their own mental health practices.
To symbolise our open forums, we chose a garden, because like a our community, a garden is full of different colours, shapes, sizes and types of flora that make the wonderful tapestry of its eco-system. A Garden is harmoniously symbiotic and each individual plant, insect and organism needs the other to thrive. This is your community, welcome.
UPCOMING GARDEN ROOMS
Mental Health and Music
ONES WE’VE ALREADY PLANTED
Surviving Financial Stress/h6>
Jamie Pride, Brad Kane, Karen Oldaker, Kerryn Divall and Simon Wilcock
The Unconquerable Mind
Jonathon Moran – MC, Ben Webb, Dr Roy Sugarman, Leesa Kwok and Dr Stephanie Hobson
Mark Pickford, Mick Peachy, Pat McCutcheon, Dr Lisa Gomes and Jenny Marsland
Sexuality, Gender and Society
Matthew Mitcham, Imam Nur Warsame, Jordan Raskopoulos, Prof. Kerryn Phelps AM, Monique Schafter (MC) and Tony Briffa.
Margaret Cunneen SC, Mitchell Pearce, Dr Rachael Murrihy and Professor Gordon Parker AO.
Mental Health and Sport
Matt Shirvington, Wayne Schwass, James Holbeck, Ed Cowan, Professor Niels Buus and Dr Rachael Murrihy.
Mental Health in the Workplace
David Bowie, Jess Willson, Eugene McGarrell, Luke Istomin and Dr Rachael Murrihy
Missed our last room, Mental Health in the Workplace? That’s ok, we have it online. Take a peek and let us know your thoughts in the comments below