Mental Health corporate lunch in Wollongong will held the Light and Hope clubhouse help teenagers

Emcee: Brendan Bate at the 2017 mental health corporate lunch.

Emcee: Brendan Bate at the 2017 mental health corporate lunch.

One of Australia’s leading mental health speakers Emma Blee is speaking at a corporate luncheon in Wollongong in October at Centro CBD.

Ms Blee is Australia’s Post’s head of Enterprise Safety.

She will speak about creating a mentally healthy workplace during times of change.

University of Wollongong’s head of psychology Professor Peter Caputi will provide an update on new research into mental health in the workplace.

All funds from the Illawarra Business Chamber hosted corporate lunch will go to One Door Mental Health Illawarra to support the Light and Hope Mental Health Clubhouse operating in Wollongong.

The money raised will specifically go to a special program for Illawarra teenagers who are caring for parents or siblings with a mental illness.

The annual lunch started from an idea put forward a few years ago by Brendan Bate and Robert Specogna who wanted to do something to help the mental health clubhouse.