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Time to get mentally healthy

19 October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friends supporting each other hugging looking over the mountains

Tips, tools and techniques to help you manage and improve your mental health.

TGGB’s mini online training series is designed to give you the tools you’ll need to navigate the next few months, as the tourism industry learns to live with COVID-19 and follow Victoria’s Roadmap: Delivering the National Plan.

This session is focusing on you and your personal wellbeing.

We’ve got the professionals from Beyond Blue coming in for a chat that will give you practical tools, tips and techniques that to help navigate the future.

What we’ll be chatting about:

  • What is a ‘Mental Health Toolbox’ and how it can help.
  • How to stay in the right headspace during a challenging time.
  • Personal Wellbeing Plans, what, why & how.
  • What support is available, what to expect and how to access it.
  • We’ll also be running Q & A, so get your questions ready!

This training is free for employees of TGGB member organisations, $25 for TGGB subscribers and $50 for non-members. Not sure what level membership your business has, email us and we’ll let you know membership@tourismgeelongbellarine.com.au

When | Tue 19 Oct | 11am – 12pm
Where | Online 
Cost | Free for TGGB financial members | $25 for subscribers | $50 for non-members

Meet the Panel:

Mel Novak – Small Business Engagement Manager – Beyond Blue

Mel has a long history within the Financial Services Industry where she has worked for several banks and financial institutions supporting financial advisers within the small business community, helping them grow their businesses and overcome industry disruption. She has been an advocate for mental health and sat on various committees to support engagement and collaboration in this space. More recently Mel set up her own business offering services to small business owners looking to grow, tell their story and build their brand through creative marketing. Mel’s greatest strength is connecting with people and engaging.

Mel is deeply passionate about mental health and raising awareness around issues that so often are stigmatised such as suicide and depression. She understands the pressures that small business owners are exposed to, and most of all, how important empathy and compassion are when dealing with those who are reluctant to ask for help.

Tim Hoopmann – Speaker, Mentor and Coach

A speaker and trainer with a passion for mental health and small business.

Experienced founder with a demonstrated history growing small business.

Strong entrepreneurship and professionally skilled in Business Strategy, Sales and Operations.

A passion for helping small businesses use technology as a key enabler to increase productivity and decrease costs.

A volunteer speaker for Beyond Blue, a national organisation that works to raise awareness about anxiety and depression, reduce the associated stigma and encourage people to get help.

Tim became a Beyond Blue speaker because as a small business owner he struggled with anxiety and depression.

He learnt ways to manage this and wants to share his stories of hope. Also, being brave enough to come out, he wants to help others struggling in similar situations.


Elise Getson – Industry Development Officer – Tourism Greater Geelong & The Bellarine

As an employee of Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine, Elise has over five years experience working at the regional tourism organisation in various roles.

Over the last 20 months, she has had an integral role in developing and executing key communications to the tourism industry regarding the pandemic, including the training and education program.

Having seen firsthand the devastation COVID-19 has had on the industry, Elise will host the panel and ask questions that will be relevant to tourism operators of the region.

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19 October
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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