October Dinner Meeting

Previous Event
Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Venue: Ballroom, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Speaker: Dan Hunt - Co-founding Director, Mental Health Movement

Dan made his NRL debut in 2007 with the St George Illawarra Dragons, spending his entire nine-year career with the club.  During this time, Dan played 150 games including the Dragons' 2010 Grand Final win and in 2011 was selected for the winning Australian Rugby League World Cup squad.

But not all was well in Dan’s world and in 2010 he was diagnosed with Type II Bipolar Disorder. Although a challenging time in his own life, Dan knew if he could openly and honestly share his experiences, knowledge and coping strategies, he would be able to assist others in better managing their own mental health. 

Today, Dan is the CEO and founder of Mental Health Movement, educating and developing individuals to better manage their mental health and also works for the St George Illawarra Dragons as a Welfare and Education Manager.  He is a NRL Community Program Deliverer, helping to present the NRL's Voice Against Violence and State of Mind programs around the country, a Kids Helpline Ambassador, KidzWish Superhero Ambassador and has taken part in many different Indigenous community events.

Join us on Tuesday, 20 October where Dan will unpack why some people experience good mental health, poor mental health and mental ill-health.  He will share his own story and explain how we can create and maintain a mentally healthy, supportive workplace and community.