Luke and Wally Talk Mental Health with Jeff Kennett

Luke Stambolis and Walter Caoduro were invited to lunch with The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC, President Hawthorn Football Club & Past Chair of Beyond Blue (an organisation he founded and led for 17 years), and Geoff Hill, CEO & Managing Director of Bingo Industries (a Hawthorn Football Club valued partner).

The topic of conversation centred on mental health, stress & anxiety, particularly for business leaders.

It was a great opportunity to tap into Jeff's wealth of knowledge and experience in this area, and he was able to cite many professional and personal experiences that really resonated.

'The big 'take- away' from the lunch was remembering to focus priorities on the health of employees', said Luke.

'Jeff encouraged us all as an industry to get back the 'H' (Health) in HSE and give our people permission to manage themselves as a priority over other business world pressures.

It was a great lunch to discuss Mens Health issues and timely with our own Probuild campaign for Mens Health Month'. 

Jeff did have some ideas on the next Hawthorn captain, but you would need to be a Hawthorn supporter to appreciate that insight.

Sarah Cuscadden