Over the last couple of years, mental health has been elevated to the forefront of conversations in the workplace and is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically worsened mental health status worldwide for many, and so we felt it important to discuss this important component to overall health with experts in industry and higher education given the members we serve globally.
With this in mind, ISPAH and ASPA ECNs have come together to host a webinar aimed at supporting the mental health & wellbeing of early career professionals. Our speakers are:
Dr. Catherine Draper from the University of Witwatersrand & Mr. Ben Higgs founder & CEO of the Rise Foundation.
Chair: Dr Gabriella Mcloughlin (Chair of the ECN)
1. Mr. Ben Higgs (15 mins)
2. Dr. Cathi Draper (15 mins)
3. Interactive Q&A – 25 minutes
About the Speakers:
Mr Ben Higgs is the Founder and Director of Rise Foundation Australia, a mental health education and community resilience organisation built on lived experience, backed by evidence-based techniques and tools.
Dr Cathi Draper is the Past President of ISPAH. Cathi is an Associate Professor in the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, and is also affiliated to the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.