MENTAL HEALTH FORUM: NURTURING SPACES FOR CONNECTION AND BELONGING

Cultivating and strengthening strong relationships within our groups requires intention. It requires us to create spaces of psychological safety, in which we can engage in conversations with each other about the things that matter to us, about our unique gifts, preferences and ways of being. In this participatory workshop, Nick Maisey will guide us to create our own personal profiles, that we can use to take back to our groups and workplaces to stimulate conversations that strengthen the way we relate to each other.

 

About the Presenter:

Nick Maisey is a leading West Australian social innovator, community builder and change-maker. In 2010, as an Occupational Therapy student, Nick founded Befriend, a Perth-based social enterprise that employs contemporary community building approaches to tackle social isolation, loneliness and exclusion. Nick has led Befriend’s service design and innovation work for the past 8 years, collaborating with government, community organisations, researchers and individuals from diverse backgrounds to nurture social connectedness and belonging for individuals and communities. Nick is a 2016 West Australian of the Year Finalist, the 2016 Curtin Young Alumnus Award Winner, 2014 Connect Groups Innovation Award Winner, and a School for Social Entrepreneurs Fellow.

In 2017, Nick Maisey became 1 of 10 Australians awarded a Social Change Fellowship through the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation, and undertook a 3-month global study of leading approaches to fostering inclusive, connected communities. Nick’s fellowship insights are now being furthered through research in the space of social connectedness and belonging through Curtin University. He collaborates with community sector leaders across Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK and Denmark.

 

Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Location: Lotteries Room, Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, Leach Highway, Winthrop WA 6150

Cost: FREE

RSVP:  Click here to register.