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Men's Health Week - Men's Resilience Workshop & Corporate Charity Lunch

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Please join us for the inaugural Men's Health Week Resilience Workshop and Corporate Charity Lunch.

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Did you know that 3 in 4 suicides are men? 4 in 5 heart disease deaths under 65 are men? Or 95% of workplace deaths are men? And that 2 in 3 preventable deaths are men?

As a celebration of Men’s Health Week, on June 13, South Bank Corporation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia are teaming up to raise awareness of men’s health. The event features a 2-hour, men-only workshop from 9.30-11.30am, facilitated by leading experts on mental health & resilience.

The workshop is followed by a corporate charity lunch (both men and women are welcome) from 12-noon with former test cricketer Michael Kasprowicz (Kaspa) as Master of Ceremonies.

The keynote speaker for the lunch will be Cameron Jones, who after becoming legally blind from a degenerative eye disease and refusing to accept the limitations others imposed, went on to top his MBA at QUT and launch a start-up to help people with a disability.

The keynote will be followed by a Q&A with experts from the morning workshop in addition to the resident psychologist from Mates4Mates, a charity that supports current and ex defence force personnel who are wounded, ill or injured as a result of their service. Associate Professor Simon Denny from the Mater will also join the panel. The event will close with a salient story from a prostate cancer survivor. South Bank Corporation will donate proceeds to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Master of Ceremonies - Michael Kasprowicz GAICD, MBA

Michael has uniquely established himself as a leading business professional specialising in the business of sport. Following his 19-year career as a professional cricketer, Michael completed his MBA at the University of Queensland and developed Venture India, a consulting company specialising in business with India. He is also on the DFAT appointed Board of the Australia India Council. Michael is the youngest Director on the independent, skill-based Board of Cricket Australia and has been active in the governance of the national body for the past 6 years. In 2016, Michael served as the interim CEO of Queensland Cricket before returning to the Cricket Australia Board.

Michael has also successfully completed a residential Australian Institute of Company Directors course and recently worked with a number of well-known advisory firms in developing their sport advisory practices. Michael combines his experiences as an athlete, director and administrator of one of Australia’s largest sports to bring a truly unique perspective to the challenges both sporting and non-sporting organisations.

Keynote Speaker – Cameron Jones

Cameron Jones is the founder of Catalyst Collective, a social enterprise that aims to create inclusion through innovation, by facilitating the development of assistive technology for people with disabilities. In 2016, Cameron unexpectedly lost his vision due to a degenerative disease. In the midst of this life upheaval, he found that working in major hazard facilities as an engineer was no longer an option. Despite his presumed limitations, he was determined to complete an MBA while legally blind, graduating with highest honours. In 2018 he became the Entrepreneur in Residence at the QUT Graduate School of Business, and launched Catalyst Collective. He has since gone on to run a start-up accelerator, rapid prototyping hackathons, pitch nights, and facilitated the founding and growth of multiple assistive tech start-ups.

Workshop key facilitator – Shaun O’Gorman - Human behaviour and performance consultant

Shaun is a highly accomplished and recognised Retired Police Officer. He is a former member of the Queensland Policed Dog Squad, or K9 Unit, as well as the Covert and Surveillance Unit dealing in Major and Organised Crime. Leaving the force at age 31, Shaun entered a dark phase of his life and suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, clinical depression and battled suicide for many years. What followed was a 16-year journey of personal development courses, study, education, working with coaches and mentors and finding every piece of information possible - with an end goal of healing himself. He now devotes his life to helping others using the knowledge, experience and education that helped him help himself. While forging a successful corporate executive career since leaving the police, Shaun developed and now continues to follow his passion for helping other people.

Key charity partner – The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Christopher McNamara, Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse (workshop)

Christopher McNamara is a Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse at Greenslopes Private Hospital Brisbane and is currently the only private Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse within Queensland.

Christopher works closely with doctors and other members of the multidisciplinary team to provide excellence in care and a point of continuity through treatment for prostate cancer patients and their families. Christopher works tirelessly at developing and delivering effective care for men and their partners during the prostate cancer journey. Christopher’s current projects will revolutionise patient education in the survivorship phase by connecting rural patients to support and services they require. Christopher is a respected leader within his field and works tirelessly campaigning for men’s health issues. Christopher’s passion lies with helping prostate cancer patients through an often difficult journey.

Dr Michael Gillman – Men’s Health Doctor and Director of Medical Services St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital (Charity lunch)

Dr Gillman has worked in the areas of male sexual health for over 25 years. He is a registered member of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine, which has been established within the Adult Medicine Division of the Royal Australian College of Physicians. Dr Gillman is frequently asked to present at national and international medical conferences and is regularly interviewed by the media as an expert on male sexual health issues. He has worked on clinical research projects and has been involved in published clinical papers in international journals. He has co-authored Australian Guidelines for Clinical Practice and has also co-authored a chapter in the medical textbook ‘Lifestyle Medicine.’ Dr Gillman received his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1988. He continues to support medical education in Queensland by teaching men’s health to senior General Practice training registrars and doctors undertaking the Family Planning Course in Queensland.

Chris McIntyre – Psychologist, Mates4Mates

Chris is a registered psychologist and holds a Masters of Psychology and Criminology. Chris joined the Matest4Mates team after working for 5 years with the Queensland Police Service. Chris has also held positions with Corrective Services, Youth Justice and the Headspace You7th Early Psychosis program. Chris brings his police background to his psychology practice and has a strong desire to support members to improve their daily functioning and quality of life. He has helped people from a broad cross section of society, including frontline emergency services staff and ADF members. Chris’s areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, and trauma related disorders, including PTS and complex trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder.

Associate Professor Simon Denny - Mater

Dr Denny is the new Director of the Mater Young Adult Health Centre. He is a Paediatrician and Adolescent and Young Adult Physician, previously working at the Centre for Youth Health in South Auckland and the University of Auckland. He was also the Principal Investigator of Youth’07 which was New Zealand’s second National Youth Health and Wellbeing survey. Widely published internationally in the field of adolescent health and wellbeing, Dr Denny is a past chair of both the Adolescent Health Research Group and Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand. He brings a clinical, epidemiological and health service focus to youth health issues, especially in ways that enhance the wellbeing of young people in health care settings

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