EBPU Seminar: Creating Connected Communities
- 2 hours
About this course
Mental health is a rising epidemic; however, it is not a stand alone social issue. It’s complex and multifaceted. Mental health is strongly connected to our environments, and community - with culture playing a significant role in the precursors to the development of a mental health challenge, these being disconnection and isolation. We need to begin to change our conversations around mental health to topics that seem a little less conventional; love, presence, and connection.
Nicole is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of young people. After overcoming mental health challenges as a young person, in particular anorexia nervosa, Nicole is channelling her energy into motivating other young people to be the best they can be. In 2011, Nicole established The Rogue & Rouge Foundation to reverse the stigmatisation of mental health, body image and self-esteem issues in Australia’s young people.
Nicole is tackling her social cause through the creation of community outreach programs; working directly with schools, service providers and education departments in both central and remote parts of Australia. Nicole has facilitated workshops at 300 schools and communities with over 250 000 people across Australia.
Ms Gibson was a finalist for Young Australian of the Year 2014, one of Australia’s top 100 most influential women, was appointed onto the National Mental Health Commission as the youngest ever commissioner, named as one of Australia’s 2012 Young Social Pioneers and won The Pride of Australia Inspiration Medal in 2014.