Mental health is the focus of this year’s national round of Women in Print breakfasts which will be held across the country in May.
The series of breakfasts will focus on mental health and wellbeing and will feature key note addressed from Man Anchor’s Steven Gamble and Ashleigh Wilson.
The sessions are designed to help women recognise mental health wellness both within their professional and personal lives.
“Enduring the difficulties of COVID we recognised women, and our industry more broadly, need support across more than economical and professional development to rebuild and recover for the future.
“Mental wellness, resilience for ourselves and how to identify others struggling is critical for our workplaces and home lives,” said Susan Heaney, Chair, Women in Print.
The breakfast series will explore:
Mental health in Australia
• What Is Mental Heath
• The flow of Mental Health
• Stress, Distress and Crisis
• Maladaptive & Adaptive coping strategies
• Positive & Negative thought process, and
• Self Care
Man Anchor founder Steven Gamble said:
“We are thrilled to be selected to work with Women in Print and the Breakfast Series, both myself and Ashleigh work within the industry and understand the value of Women in Print and the important role it plays. Having the opportunity to start the conversation about mental wellness for so many across the industry is a real privilege and honour. We are truly looking forward to these wonderful events.”
The breakfast series will take place in May this year, later than the usual March events, due to COVID restrictions. Starting with Brisbane on the 12th May, Sydney on the 13th May, Adelaide on the 20th May, Perth on 21st May and Melbourne on the 25th May.
The Real Media Collective is organising the breakfasts in partnership with the Women in Print Board and Patrons.
The focus is on building a strong training platform for women across the industry to extend their learnings from the event to an expanded Mental Health First Aid Certificate, Self-Resilience training and networking programs to continue the breakfast series from a single event to a twelve-month focus.
“Women in Print is an established community and we look to working harder together to collaborate, share and learn. Empowering each other with knowledge and tools is the first step, the Women in Print Patrons look forward to building more webinars and events to share more learnings and experiences as well as building an industry-wide mentor program.
We are slowly building these programs and calling on more sponsors to support these initiatives for our industry.”The Real Media Collective CEO Kellie Northwood
Partner sponsors include: Media Super, Cactus Imaging, IVE Group, Heidelberg, Lamson Paragon and Ovato.
Associate sponsors: Ball & Doggett, DIC, HP, Konica Minolta, Spicers.
Industry sponsors: Advance Press, Bright Print Group, Creative Juice SA, Heaney’s Performers in Print and Taylor’d Press.
Association sponsors: The Real Media Collective and Visual Connections.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of our long-term sponsor partners and are absolutely thrilled to continue these relationships as Women in Print and the industry as a whole continues to rebuild and grow. I think it is really important we recognise the commitment of the companies who invest in these important initiatives for women and the industry,” concluded Sandy Aspinall, Deputy Chair, Women in Print.
Registration and ticket purchases is now open via www.womeninprint.com.au
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