OUR GARDEN ROOMS
As a commitment to supporting mental health awareness in Australia, The Banksia Project hosts free quarterly Garden Room events. Each focuses on a different mental health topic and includes a panel of speakers who share lived experiences and learnings to an open forum audience.
Previous Garden Rooms have included Hospitality Post COVID-19, Music and Mental Health, Surviving Financial Stress, Sexuality, Gender and Society and Mental Health in the Workplace.
TALKING HOSPITALITY POST COVID-19
Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2020, The Banksia Project hosted a candid discussion about the current and future state of the hospitality industry, as well as the personal experiences and challenges faced by our industry experts and business owners.
MC’ed by Ivan Brewer, Hospitality Advocate & Profitability Expert, the panel included:
Wes Lambert, Chief Executive Officer, Restaurant & Catering Industry Association. Wes shares the changing face of the industry, the overall hospitality landscape and how the peak body is supporting hospitality business owners.
Grant Jones, Senior Journalist, Media & Content Consultant, F&B & Hospitality. Grant provides advice on how hospitality businesses can stay ahead now and into the future from an operations and marketing perspective.
Maureen Thornett, Owner, The Royal Oak Balmain and AHA Life Member. Having owned one of Balmain’s most prominent pubs for 32 years, Maureen provides an honest recount of 2020, the challenges she has faced and how the pub evolved to stay open during and post COVID-19 restrictions.
Clinician, Jensen Young, provides tips on how hospitality owners and teams can manage their mental health on a daily basis during this challenging time and provide referral pathways if required.
The Banksia Project is here to support the hospitality industry. To express interest in attending a Hospitality-specific Growth Room or to attend an existing Room, register here.
MENTAL HEALTH & MUSIC GARDEN ROOM
ONES WE’VE ALREADY PLANTED
Surviving Financial Stress
Jamie Pride, Brad Kane, Karen Oldaker, Kerryn Divall and Simon Wilcock
The Unconquerable Mind – Discussing Veterans’ Mental Health
Jonathon Moran – MC, Ben Webb, Dr Roy Sugarman, Leesa Kwok and Dr Stephanie Hobson
Harvesting Health – Rural Men’s Mental Health
Mark Pickford, Mick Peachy, Pat McCutcheon, Dr Lisa Gomes and Jenny Marsland
Sexuality, Gender and Mental Health
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