Event speaker David Westgate has worked in advertising agencies for 35-years, and all while suffering from a rollercoaster-like mental illness known as Bipolar 1. So he knows what it’s like to be driven by anxieties so strong he’s sacrificed countless weekends to needless work; to be so sleep deprived, his keyboard sometimes resembles a soft downy pillow, and to perform brilliantly in a boardroom one moment, only to find himself crying quietly in a toilet cubicle the next.
In this session David will talk with us about how we can find some mental balance in these challenging times. He will talk about:
David is a keynote speaker for the Black Dog Institute and has spoken to organisations such as the NSW Law Society Australian Road Transport Industry, the Treasury and even the Friends and Family of Missing People Police Unit.
He’s also a qualified instructor for Mental Health First Aid, serves on an action group for the Australian insurer TAL, has been interviewed by the Australian Financial Review, appeared on the SBS show Insight and has created a workplace program, Club20.