atWork Australia hosted a series of Mental Health Month breakfast events at three different locations in the Western Sydney region this week, including Blacktown, Penrith and Parramatta.

Parramatta Mental Health Month Event – atWork Australia client Ainslie, and her Job Coach Zoe, talk about Ainslie’s journey and how work has improved her mental health and wellbeing.

NSW: In support of Mental Health Month, atWork Australia’s Western Sydney team hosted three breakfast events to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health conditions, reduce the stigma associated with mental health, and to discuss the benefits of work on our health, including our mental health and wellbeing.

Numerous speakers captivated the room including the Work Health Group CEO David Sagar, local MPs, city counsellors and health professionals, who all spoke about mental health conditions in Australia and beyond, and the benefits of work on health, including mental health. Speakers also encouraged attendees to think about their mental health and wellbeing, and how society can help reduce the stigma around mental health conditions.

One in five Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental health condition each year – most commonly depression, anxiety, substance abuse. With one in five Australian’s experiencing a mental health condition, the chances of someone close to you experiencing a mental health condition is high.

Three different clients from atWork Australia shared their journeys on living with mental health conditions and how work helped them change their lives for the better. Attendees were inspired and touched by the guest speakers individual stories, challenges and achievements.

Attendees enjoyed a catered breakfast and met local stakeholders, discussing various topics including mental health, and the positive impact of work on improving mental health and wellbeing.

Thomas Soe, Regional Manager of atWork Australia said “We thank everyone who attended our Mental Health Month Events across Western Sydney. Together we can change peoples lives through employment. Employment is proven to have a positive impact on one’s mental health and wellbeing. Our team here in Western Sydney are passionate and dedicated and are ready to help you reach your goals and find meaningful and lasting work.”

atWork Australia is committed to providing truly excellent employment support services, making a real difference to people’s lives and helping employers to find truly great people for their business.

 

Penrith Mental Health Month Event – Thomas Soe; Regional Manager, NSW- atWork Australia
Hon. Stuart Ayres MP; Member for Penrith, Minister for Western Sydney, Minister for WestConnex and Minister for Sport. Rachelle Sodermans; Job Coach-atWork Australia

You can visit our atWork Australia Western Sydney team at any of our various Western Sydney offices, or call us on 1300 080 856  today to find out more about our Disability Employment Services and how we can help you improve your mental health and wellbeing through meaningful and lasting employment.