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Lunch & Learn: Practical Tips to Cope with Daily Challenges & Lead a More Balanced Life

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The Banksia Project is focused on mental wellness and early intervention in mental health. Program Director, Jack Jones will share practical tips on managing your mental health and share resources on leading a more balanced, happier life. 

About the Speaker

Jack has spent all of his working life in the health system. Whilst studying an Undergraduate Degree in Health Science and a Masters Degree in Health Service Management, Jack held various roles in hospitals and a medical practice. He has always had a passion for helping others and social justice, with his previous employment involving mentoring Indigenous youth in both urban and remote communities.

Jack was a well-educated, elite-sportsman who was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and suicidality in 2013. Some tough years, self-reflection and growth made Jack realise that if he had all of this support and still didn’t know how to manage his emotions safely, how many other people were in the same boat. For the last three years, Jack has been involved in setting up and developing The Banksia Project, becoming its first paid employee. Jack says: “It’s a privilege to be able to help other men gain positive mental health daily and call it work.”

About Fishburners 

Fishburners is much more than a coworking space. We are a not for profit, passionate community of 300+ scalable tech startups that only exists thanks to our amazing sponsors - Google for Startups, UTS, Chartered Accountants, and Jobs for NSW. We are dedicated to inspiring and helping startups get started, grow and succeed. Our goal is to make the hardest thing you’ve ever done easier!

We do this through our different memberships which provide the facilities, resources, learning and development, mentoring, and connections that you need for your idea to come to life and flourish. We also open our doors and host some of the largest, regular events in the Australian startup ecosystem, including our bi-weekly lunch & learn workshops, and Shark Tank-style, Friday night pitches. Member or not, you're welcome to attend and/or get involved! Any questions about memberships or events, please feel free to email

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