Our club meets at:

Belgian Beer Café, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank

Please check our club meetings & events schedule for more information

Mental Health First Aid

At our Club meeting on 10 September, we will have a presentation on the Mental Health First Aid Program and how we can help.

It will be an interesting talk on mental health issues affecting people from culturally diverse backgrounds, minorities, women and will also have a broader dialogue too.

Visitors welcome!

The Speakers

Jim Goodin

Jim Goodin is a former government school Vice Principal with 30 years' experience in regular secondary and special needs schools.  His many leadership roles have allowed him to gain a broad range of expertise and management skills in physical, intellectual and psychiatric disabilities.

He now works in a voluntary capacity as Chairperson of the Mental Health Foundation Australia.  His particular interests are in adolescent mental health, strategies to prevent mental illness and community education about mental health issues and multicultural mental health. 

Jim has been a Board member of the Mental Health Foundation Australia Since 1988 this has involved him in organising numerous national and international conferences in Australia, many of which he has also been a presenter. His broad overview of mental health and mental health administration has been expressed in many written articles, journals, television and radio interviews.

Some of Jim's experience in the mental health field includes being a:

  • Chairperson, Mental Health Foundation Australia 2015-ongoing
  • Director, Oceania Region, Emotional Wellbeing Institute - Geneva, 2019
  • Vice-President Mental Health Foundation Australia (Victoria) 1995-2015
  • Chair Victorian Mental Health Week Advisory Committee 1995-2018
  •   Victorian Mental Health Policy Network committee member
  • RANZCP Supported Decision-Making Sub Committee 2015-2019
  • Embrace the Future: Development of Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • for Young Australians Committee member
  • Bipolar Life Management Committee
  • Member Chisholm Institute Course Advisory Committee Bachelor of Community Health
  • Cunningham-Dax Museum Advisory & Ethics Committee(s) member
  • Convenor Mood Disorders Support Group since 1993 - MHFA(Vic)
  • Former President of OCD Foundation of Victoria (now ARC Vic)
  • Formerly Vice President Australian National Association for Mental Health (ANAMH)

In 1996 Jim was granted the F.J.Angus Award for services to Community Mental Health in Victoria.  Previous recipients include: Dame Elizabeth Murdoch, Mr. Rob Knowles (Former Victorian Minister for Health) and Professor Graham Burrows AO.

Academically, Jim holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science, a graduate Diploma in Education, a master's degree in Special Education/Administration and a post-graduate Diploma in Special Education.

Christina Chia

A Malaysian born Chinese who resides in Melbourne for over 27 years, Christina is passionate about people & positive mental health. Christina is the Vice-Chair Mental Health Foundation Australia Multicultural Ambassador Program and is also a Multicultural Ambassador.

A Rotarian since her teenage years (Interact Club of Malaysia), Christina is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Manningham where she served as the President in 2016-17. She is currently the Assistant Governor District 9810 for the Knox Cluster. Christina is also the President of Australia Asian Family Association (AAFA). She holds a MBA and Bachelor of Business Marketing & HRM with RMIT University.

Multilingual and married mother of two daughters, Christina held a number of leadership & Executive roles over the past 15 years, including current role as General Manager of North Shore Coaching College, an international education institution. She sees her talents as a communicator, influencer & building meaningful relationships to maximize connections locally and globally. Christina is entrepreneur by heart who finds joy by serving and leading communities via diversity, fairness & improved outcomes for social innovation.

Venue: Belgian Beer Cafe
Starting: 6:30 PM
Tuesday 10th September 2019
Ending: 7:30 PM

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