MIFANT Mental Health Week Dinner (8th October)

MIFANT Mental Health Week Dinner (8th October)

MIFANT is hosting the 3rd Annual Mental Health Week Dinner

Carers NT are providing registered carers who care for people with a mental health condition, the opportunity to attend for Free to the 3rd Annual MIFANT Mental Health Week Dinner.

DATE:  Monday 8th October 2018

ADDRESS:  Michael Long, Learning & Leadership Centre, TIO Stadium

TIME:  6:15pm

SPEAKER:  Heath Black - Retired AFL Footballer & Mental Health Ambassador

MC:  Amanda Pernechele

MUSIC:  Mettaphor

MIFANT is hosting the 3rd Annual Mental Health Week Dinner                             MIFANT is hosting the 3rd Annual Mental Health Week Dinner

HEATH BLACK is a retired AFL footballer who struggled with mental illness throughout his 12 year professional career.  Originally from Victoria, he started as a 17 year old in 1997 with the Fremantle Dockers, moving to St Kilda for a stint and finishing his career at the Dockers in late 2008.  Towards the end of his football career he had a series of public misdemeanors which marred the solid reputation he had built over his career.  Spiraling out of control, he realised the full extent of his mental health issues in 2009, following the failure of his marriage, lost job opportunities, several arrests and a growing dependence on alcohol.  He was finally diagnosed with Bipolar II and ADHD type 6.  Heath is now getting his life back on track and has decided to use his profile and experience to try and help others who may suffer from Bipolar, ADHD or other related mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, isolation and alcoholism.  

Tickets are limited and will be available to registered carers plus one guest as a first in, first offered basis.  Respite is also available upon request and subject to approval. 

To register your interest please contact Cheryl Halliday on 89 444 888 or 1800 242 636. or complete the online form by the 30th September 2018.  Interested Carers can download a copy of the events flyer.

Major sponsors

  • Halikos Group
  • Southern Cross Television
  • Area 9 - Gold Sponsors - Golf Day 2018
  • Arthur J Gallagher Silver Sponsor Golf Day 2018
  • Paywise Gold Sponsor Golf Day 2018

Acknowledgement

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