Mental health matters

Join CCL for a free online event where they speak to Mitch Wallis, who has battled multiple mental health demons since childhood.

Casey Cardinia Libraries (CCL) is hosting a special online event to support mental health and well-being in the community.

Join CCL for a free online event where they speak to Mitch Wallis, who has battled multiple mental health demons since childhood.

Mr Wallis was diagnosed with OCD at the age of nine and by 26 mental health ran deep.

In 2017 he chose to live and started the recovery process.

He launched the Heart on My Sleeve movement to encourage Generation Ys to support one another and tell their own stories of mental health challenges.

Heart on My Sleeve is now one of the fastest growing mental health organisations in the country.

The determined man now devotes himself full time to helping solve the single biggest issue facing his generation– mental health.

CCL CEO Chris Buckingham said public libraries have always played a role supporting mental health and well-being.

“We are delighted to be hosting Mitch Wallis for this special event,” Mr Buckingham said.

“Everyone is welcome.”

This online event is for anyone who has experienced mental health challenges, knows someone who is suffering with mental health challenges or simply understand more about mental health.

Mr Wallis said he is “excited” to be partnering with CCL to provide tools and resources to help people cope and thrive in this environment, by building resilience and fostering connection.

“The talk will deliver practical advice on defining what success looks like for emotional wellbeing, tactical resilience techniques, tools and strategies for coping, how to remove the confusion associated with supporting others when they say they’re struggling, as well as key mindsets to maintain mental wellness during times of ambiguity,” he said.

Mr Wallis will tell his story and give practical tips on how you can support a loved one, or yourself, through mental health challenges.

The event is free and no booking are required.

It will be presented via a livestream on the Casey Cardinia Libraries Facebook page on Wednesday 28 October at 7.30pm.