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Q&A with Cam Calkoen

Posted on July 31, 2018 in Mental Health

Cam Calkoen visited the Great Expectation team recently. We ask him some questions about his topics and main keynote themes. How do you shape the Big Picture?  I believe ‘the big picture’ comes into our life at a relatively early stage, it’s the ability to dream and imagine what is possible in life. For me I always wanted to live a life where I could travel, entertain and connect with a lot of people, that was my big picture and through experiences (both good and bad) I’ve...More


Mens Health Week

Posted on June 21, 2018 in Mental Health

Graeme Cowan was interviewed by ABCTV breakfast TV during Men's Health Week 2018.  The interview expanded upon why Australian men are so lonely, and why this matters.  The coverage of this important and timely topic has been immense.  In addition to this interview, Graeme was also interviewed on ABC Melbourne radio, ABC Brisbane radio, and on several commercial stations in Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia.   As you will see from the interview, Graeme am very passionate...More


A Humbling Announcement by lifeline

Posted on May 31, 2018 in Mental Health

In 2000, police officer Daryl Elliott Green was TWICE SHOT in the face and shoulder while investigating a neighbourhood dispute. Despite receiving a 'Valour Award' and a 'Group Bravery Citation', Daryl suffered PTSD for years after the incident. Daryl also underwent more than a dozen surgeries, successfully waged a 10 year battle for criminal compensation, overcame one of his greatest fears (which he speaks about in the film below), was featured in an episode of Australian Story, earned a Master’s...More


Planning an event for Men's Health Week?

Posted on April 24, 2018 in Mental Health

MEN'S HEALTH WEEK 11-17 JUNE 2018 During Men’s Health Week many workplaces and organisations are planning on hosting events to promote the health of men.  This year’s theme “MEN AND FAMILIES – MAKING HEALTHY CONNECTIONS” explores the different ways we support the health and well-being of men and the positive contributions men make. The focus is on healthy connections – explores what these can look like, and how men make and sustain, positive connections at...More


Mental Health Q&A with Paul Spinks

Posted on July 19, 2017 in Mental Health

Mental Health Q&A with Paul Spinks

With so many pressures and expectations upon us, stress is on the rise. An estimated 80% of all emergency department admissions  - are now stress related. We asked Advanced Care Paramedic and Keynote Speaker Paul Spinks, some key questions about mental health. This Q&A session provides an insight into our current stress levels and its consequences. Perhaps most importantly, Paul discusses his ideas on how we can turn these alarming mental health statistics around, and create the change...More


The secret to an agile, fast learning, and resilient team

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Mental Health

Every organisation Graeme Cowan speaks to is trying to do more with less, faster than they did before. This requires the capacity to try many things, fail a lot, learn quickly, and adopt the successful ideas fast. So what is the secret to an agile, fast learning and resilient tribe? Below Graeme comments on this fascinating topic. Amy Edmondson, a Harvard Business School Professor, and Google have a surprising finding....   In 1998 I was working in executive search and I remember one of my...More


Time to thrive in the workplace

Posted on December 9, 2016 in Mental Health

Safer, Healthier and Happier Workplaces    During October 2016, as part of the Queensland Government's Safe Work Month, Paul Spinks travelled extensively throughout the state delivering his highly important messages surrounding mental and physical health in the workplace.   All ten presentations were extremely well received.  This video provides a great introduction to Paul's presentation style and content.   Click here to learn more about Paul Spinks' keynote presentations...More


Mental health in the workplace

Posted on October 13, 2016 in Mental Health

Queensland Mental Health Ambassador, Libby Trickett speaks candidly about her own story and experiences with depression and anxiety. Listen to how she struggled with her own mental health during her time as an international swimming champion, wife and young mother. Her transition into the corporate world - the workplace, presented Libby with even more challenges. The continued support of friends and family and even her workplace, has been vital to her success. But what makes her a real winner, is...More


7 Rituals of the resilient leader

Posted on October 12, 2016 in Mental Health

Managing Stress in the Workplace Year after year mental health at work continues to be a massive challenge in the business environment and the changing economy brings a different set of hurdles each time. But one thing seems to remain constant: No matter the external economic conditions, managing health and wellbeing in the workplace greatly increases your performance and ultimately, your profitability.  Graeme Cowan one of Australia's leading workplace mental health speakers has created this...More


Master your mood and you master your life

Posted on October 12, 2016 in Mental Health

Master your mood and you master your life

I like to refer to Graeme Cowan as the ‘moodmaster’. He is also one of Australia’s leading speakers and authors in the area of mental health in the workplace. Graeme is a highly sought-out expert on the causes of workplace stress, and now works with individuals, teams and organisations to manage mental health.  He has worked with elite level athletes, the armed forces and business professionals of all levels. Opinions and strategies born out of one’s personal experience...More