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Empower Your Mind – Mental Health Awareness

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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IEEE WIE Victoria Section in collaboration with IEEE Student Branch in The University of Melbourne is providing a unique opportunity for an interactive mental health awareness event facilitated by Ms Niharika Hiremath, a Mental Health Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission.

Ms Niharika will discuss the following topics during this interactive discussion.

  • Looking after your mental wellness, being in these uncertain times (women have been one of the most affected demographics. It is being said that they are vulnerable to mental health issues than others in the current climate)
  • Dealing with anxiety (in general and as it relates to Covid-19)
  • Building resilience, seeking help and preparing for and dealing with stress when it arises.

Online Event Information

This event will be an online session hosted via Zoom. Registered participants will receive an email prior to the event with the Zoom link to attend the session.

Register today: https://wieempoweryourmind.eventbrite.com.au/

Speaker Biography

Ms Niharika Hiremath is an Indian-Australian woman with a lived experience of clinical depression and anxiety and has herself been through the mental health care system in Australia. Her recovery led her to find her passion; working to understand and reduce stigma, especially in ethnically diverse communities. She has seen the impact that quality mental health support can have firsthand, and is committed to improving wellbeing outcomes for all Australians alike.

Currently studying a Masters of Social Work, she is a graduate in Biomedical Sciences, Commerce and Psychology allowing her to bring a broad range of perspectives. She has held various roles as a youth mental health representative, including on the headspace’s Youth National Reference Group (hYNRG) and as a CALD Peer Support Worker. She currently holds roles with the Youth Participation team at headspace’s National Office, as an Advocate with the Australian Youth Advocates for Mental Health (AYAMH) program and is a Mental Health Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission.