VOICES FOR CHANGE, BRISBANE
Lived Experience Speakers - Mental Health Recovery
Hi, my name is Ben. I love laughing with people and chatting.
I went through some really dark times in my life and I was diagnosed with Dysthymia a few years ago. Through my journey, I discovered or re-discovered wellbeing.
I like to share what I learned from myself and from others on that journey. I keep the tone of my speech light, weaving some humour into these dark moments. I hope to support people into feeling comfortable about talking about their experience in a positive manner and for supporters, to be able to listen without feeling too uncomfortable.
I love stand up comedy and woodworking. Both fulfils my love for understanding of the human mind and for engineering things. And sometimes both can marry pretty well.
I hope to meet you soon and have a laugh with you.
Key areas Ben can talk to: Men's health, humour, mood disorders, working in a mental health setting, using a lived experience to inform mental health practice.