Networks light my way

I have been so lucky to connect up with many amazing people along the way – both here in Australia and internationally. Please check out some of these amazing people in my ever-expanding network. Their stories will inspire you –and I’m so proud to say that together we are on a common mission.

Sam Webb (LIVIN)12647068_1667939856788148_5038063378640149966_n

LIVIN was Co-founded by Sam Webb and Casey Lyons in September 2013, in honour of Casey’s best friend Dwayne Lally and other close friends and family of the co-founders who like many others took their lives after suffering from a mental illness. LIVIN uses fashion and the power of social media to get people talking about mental health disorders and suicide prevention.

 

www.livin.org.au / sam.webb@livin.org.au/ Twitter: @webb_livin

Kevin Hines (USA)13064519_1263793100302367_4990177457210920990_o

Kevin Hines is a global speaker, author and mental health advocate who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (at 19 years of age), he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four (less than 1%) to survive the fall and he is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy around the globe.

www.kevinhinesstory.com / kevin@kevinhinesstory.com / Twitter: @kevinhinesstory

10599465_10156125605510117_6484595312391729015_nGreg Hire (A Stitch in Time)

Greg is the current Co-Captain of the National Basketball League team, Perth Wildcats. Passionate about youth mental health, Greg now runs a charity called A Stitch in Time. ASIT aims to have an impact at the grass roots level, giving young people access to positive role models and mentors and many more school based programs.

www.stitchintime.org.au / greg@stitchintime.org.au / Twitter: @stitchintime_au

Stefani Caminiti (The Inner Ninja Foundation)f71fdf_af47a7a80df24e96aa67a49308af1239

Stef is sharing her lived experience of battling with severe depression and  how she has learnt to manage it. She is encouraging others to seek help and deliver the message of hope. We all have a inner ninja within us and through self awareness, self acceptance and kindness we can allow our inner ninja to grow and become stronger.

www.theinnerninjafoundation.com.au / info@theinnerninjafoundation.com.au / Twitter: @TheInnerNinjaFo

Matt Runnalls (Mindfull Aus)

Matt (25) is the CEO & Founder of Mindfull Aus, a Non-Profit Charity from Melbourne, Victoria that focuses on education through the confronting truths of long running personal battle with Mental Illness. Matt was diagnosed with clinical depression & anxiety at the age of 18, surviving several attempts on his own life and being effected by the loss of a large number of close mates to suicide.
Matt now focuses on sharing his story of resilience, overcoming, leadership & hope to Sporting clubs, primary & secondary schools, business’s and organisations all across Australia in a bid to bring acceptance to those who are fighting similar battles and to the family’s effected by the loss of loved ones.

www.mindfullaus.org / matt@mindfullaus.com.au / Twitter: @MindfullausMatt