Mindful with Matt Runnalls
22nd October 2020
Great Ocean Road Health, in conjunction with The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation and the Apollo Bay & District Community Bank Branch and Lorne Community Bendigo Bank are delighted to be hosting a virtual wellness event title – Mindful with Matt Runnalls.
The event will be centred around mental health and wellness and is open to all ages. Our key speaker Matt, works tirelessly as a mental health advocate, creating awareness, acceptance and education around ending the stigma that surrounds mental health.
Who is Matt Runnalls?
Having lived with a mental illness, surviving suicide attempts, and losing several friends to suicide, Matt utilises his knowledge of lived experience to encourage others to feel comfortable to speak up and manage their well-being, just as he continues to do.
Since devoting himself to advocacy full-time, Matt has delivered over 300 speeches & keynotes, workshops, and events across Australia, Canada, and America. His story and journey have been featured in books, documentaries, songs, podcasts, films and throughout most big Australian media outlets.
Matt’s story will not only inspire you but open your eyes to youth suicide and the challenges we all face with mental health into the future.
“I just want to teach people what I wish I would have known growing up. I know if I would have been this knowledgeable not only about mental health & suicide prevention, but about equipping myself with strategies and disciplines for well-being, I could have potentially still been able to share laughs and memories with those mates I’ve lost. I know personally that my life would have been a lot different, and now I have the opportunity to ensure that the next generation doesn’t walk in the unknown like I did,” Matt Runnalls.
Please feel free to share this event with anybody you feel may benefit from this event, it is free to all and will only be available as a live stream so please mark it down in your calendar.
Date: Sunday 8th November
Stream Link: greatoceanroadhealth.hippomedia.net.au
FB Event: facebook.com/events/371554730658361
For more information, contact Otway Health on (03) 5237 8500.