Mental Health focus of International Women's Day Lunch

Wednesday, 05 February

In the era of the high-profile #metoo movement, the rights and role of women in the workplace has never been so topical.

This year, Lismore City Council is hosting an International Women’s Day Luncheon with the theme An equal world is an enabled world.

“This is a great opportunity for local women from all walks of life to come together and share their experiences in a fun and supportive atmosphere,” Lismore City Council’s General Manager Shelley Oldham said.

“We have a terrific guest speaker in Fay Jackson, the chief executive of Vision in Mind, which will be followed by a panel section.”

Ms Jackson, who is also the deputy commissioner of NSW Mental Health, is the recipient of multiple awards in mental health education and training at state and national levels.

“Organisations and businesses are now realizing how important mental health is to their workplaces,” Ms Oldham said. “However, they often do not have the knowledge to deal with these issues.”

“The luncheon will start a discussion about how we can make workplaces a safer and more nurturing place, not just for women but for all of us.”

The luncheon will be held in the Fountain Room at Lismore City Hall on Friday, March 6 between noon and 2pm.

Individual tickets cost $50, or $45 each for a table of six together.

Bookings are essential. Tickets can be purchased at or by visiting


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