Donna Thistlethwaite experienced a mental health crisis in 2012 that culminated in jumping from Brisbane’s Story Bridge in an attempt to end her life. Today she is an award-winning entrepreneur and accomplished speaker, sharing her journey and insights to empower and equip individuals and leaders with awareness and strategies to create resilient individuals and teams.
Donna’s story is a great fit for any organisational looking to inspire staff and build resilience through proven and practical, easy-to-implement, strategies.
Her presentations create awareness of mental health risks and inspire individuals to positively manage their wellbeing.
Donna is very much aware of the statistics surrounding mental health, and actively works with organisations to create a long-term positive change. It has been established that wellness programs can generate an ROI of 2.3+ for businesses. Poor mental health is a significant risk for organisations, costing the economy $11B per year. 20% of Australians experience a mental health condition each year, 45% in their lifetime, and eight Australians attempt suicide every hour.
The impact of mental health on families, the companies that employ these people and the broader community is significant. Donna's keynote presentations raise awareness, inspire the audience and offer effective strategies to reduce the risk of a mental health crisis.
Your audience will be profoundly and positively impacted by Donna's keynote. They will realise that their current and future challenges are surmountable and will take away effective strategies to build their capacity at work, and in life. Such discussions will result in a reduction in stigma, that is often attached to the mental health topic in the workplace.