Introducing Fay Jackson from RichmondPRA/Flourish Australia

Fay Jackson is the Deputy Commissioner of the NSW Mental Health Commission, CEO of Vision In Mind and General Manager of Inclusion at RichmondPRA. She has also been the Director of Consumer, Carer and Community Affairs with the Illawarra South East Sydney Mental Health Service. Her story of overcoming severe mental health issues to gain her position in society is inspiring. She is passionate and funny in her speeches and has won many awards for her work. She was a guest panellist on QandA in 2015. Her appearance of this program prompted a record number of Tweets and emails to the ABC.

Fay joins us at the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference and will present on the topic of ‘One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor; Or, So You’ve Had a Mental Health Issue! Well We Want and Need You to Work For Us’.

Fay Jackson
Fay Jackson

While most workplaces are negatively concerned about employing people with mental health issues Flourish Australia (RichmondPRA) has found that purposefully employing people with lived experience of mental health issues and recovery has vastly improved the capabilities and morale of their workplace. Hear how this has happened and how this assertive employment has ensured Flourish has positioned itself as an employee of choice for highly professional, hardworking staff and managers. Flourish Australia is a beacon for other employers. It shines the light on the golden capabilities and possibilities of staff, managers and senior managers who had once been long term unemployed.

The 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference will be held on 1 – 2 December 2016 at the Mercure Brisbane. This year’s theme is Finding Solutions and focuses on business working together with employment facilitators and agencies to create positive outcomes for Australia’s long-term unemployed.

For more information on the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference and to secure your registration visit the conference website today.