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Holding up a light- Chasing out the Darkness

  • Warragul Industrials FNC Social Rooms Tarwin Street Warragul Australia (map)

"An evening of hope, healing and recovery"
In Loving Memory of Corey Kubale

A raw and relatable insight into life built on overcoming challenges, building resilience and living a fulfilling, enjoyable and healthy life. Various lived experience and professional speakers with stories of hope, ways to wellness, recovery or support. (Content suitable for any ages, Under 16 to be accompanied by an Adult)

Information, Helplines, services takeaway resources, giveaways & on hand support from various professional services and trained community groups in attendance.

Sunday 24th March, 2019
(Please Register to give us an idea of numbers & secure your seat)

Proudly supported and sponsored by Neerim District Community Bendigo Bank Brach.
Warragul Industrials FNC Social Rooms - Western Park Oval (Tarwin Street, Warragul)

3:30pm doors open for a 4pm Start. Event formalities will be done within 3 Hours. With opportunity for breaks, Q&A with Panelled Speakers and opportunity to collect resources, seek out appropriate help and support or connect with other community members.

An all access community event. Covering all topics relatable to Mental Health & Wellness, Suicide, Addiction and the fundamentals to living a healthy, happy & fulfilling life.

With Guest Speakers from various walks of life. (Female Speaker(s) TBA)

Matt Runnalls (Mindfull Aus) - Over the past six years, Matt Runnalls has worked tirelessly as a mental health advocate to create awareness, acceptance, and education. Having lived with a mental illness, surviving suicide attempts, and losing several friends to suicide, Matt utilizes his knowledge of lived experience to encourage others to feel comfortable to speak up and manage their well-being just as he continues to do.
Since devoting himself to advocacy full-time, Matt has delivered over 200 speeches & keynotes, workshops, and events across Australia, Canada, and America. His story and journey have been featured in books, documentaries, songs, podcasts, films and throughout most big Australian media outlets. Most recently, Matt’s work was recognized as he was awarded an Australia Day Medallion in January 2018.
Matt’s passion and drive is propelled by the loss of seven close friends to suicide. “I just want to teach people what I wish I would have known growing up. I know if I would have been this knowledgeable not only about mental health & suicide prevention, but about equipping myself with strategies and disciplines for well-being, I could have potentially still been able to share laughs and memories with those mates I’ve lost. I know personally that my life would have been a lot different, and now I have the opportunity to ensure that the next generation doesn’t walk in the unknown like I did.”
His rediscovery of the hope visible in others’ kindness enabled Matt to find strength within himself, which has thus enabled him to find his passion and purpose and pursue them wholeheartedly at the age of 27.
Matt is committed to using his voice and experiences as a platform to instill acceptance, purpose, and hope.
Matt's facilitation of his Blueprint to Wellness workshop was delivered across 3 countries and 25+ states last year to tens of thousands. This brief intervention workshop was evaluated with an effectiveness rating of 98% which is seeing remarkable results amongst staff morale, stress decrease, life satisfaction improvement and thousands upon thousands of people with a greater understanding and confidence to help combat their own wellness, seek professional help and support or feel equipped with the knowledge to help their loved ones, friends and colleagues. Matt looks forward to 2019 and continuing to develop more content, engage with more beautiful people and start millions of meaningful conversations about what really matters.... our thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Ryan Hassan (The Centre for Healing) - Ryan Hassan has his own experience in recovering from his own addiction and mental health issues. His purpose and passion is to assist others to effectively and quickly get through their inner issues to achieve their external goals. He is often requested in the media for expert advice (Herald Sun, Fox FM and more) and his highly sought after for speaking. He leads a passionate team of therapists who are experienced and compassionate.

At The Centre for Healing (formerly The Melbourne Centre of Healing) they pride themselves in offering comprehensive programs which really help clients get past their addictions and mental health issues.

They are very proud to say that they have a very high success rate which is backed by research, along with thorough testing and measuring in each session to prove tangible effectiveness. We are the outpatient alternative for drug rehabilitation in Melbourne, specialising in helping people with their drug, ice rehabilitation and mental health concerns. We are completely non-judgmental and help clients from all walks of life.

Michael Donehue (ADES Australia) -

Growing up in Benalla, a small country town in North East Victoria, Michael knows the importance of talking about serious issues like mental health and suicide prevention. At the age of 20, Michael was diagnosed with depression, suffered from alcohol abuse and was your typical ‘I can do it on my own’ type of guy. His journey has seen him speak to groups across Australia and New Zealand and he is extremely passionate about making a difference to the lives of others. He currently works in the alcohol, drug and wellbeing space to educate various community groups on the issues we face today. We can't wait for Micky to share his story of hope healing and recovery, because we know HOPE helps people HEAL!


Help us, help those who are struggling, get back on the path to wellness.

"be the change you wish to see in the world"

Warragul Industrials FCN Social Rooms | Tarwin Street, Warragul | Warragul, VIC 3820 | Australia
Sunday 24th March from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm (AEDT)