MENTAL HEALTH IN SPOTLIGHT
Amy Coombe will address students and parents at a students’ forum and seminar for parents at PCEC on Thursday.
AMY Coombe practices what she preaches.
The inspirational speaker and 2014 Mental Health Week WA ambassador says a negative mind “can draw you in and play tricks on you but we need to be stronger than it”.
The mother of two was 14 years old when she developed an eating disorder that she fought for four years and led to mental health issues.
She only came off anti-depressant medication when she was 23.
“People think there’s one solution but from my experience it’s little things you can do daily and they are the things that really help,” she said.
Mrs Coombe is one of four keynote speakers at zero2hero’s In Your Head - A Youth Mental Health Forum and Parental Guidance Recommended - A Parenting Seminar on Thursday at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Former Fremantle Dockers captain Matthew Pavlich, Dr Arne Rubinstein and Happiness Scientist Annika Rose are also part of the initiative.
Mrs Coombe said she would talk to students about the challenges they would face whether they had mental health issues or not.
For tickets to the daytime forum for students or parents evening session, visit www.zero2 hero.com.au.
Mental Health Week WA ambassador Amy Coombe (far right) with students Jack Maurice, Davis Burke, Olivia Trahair, Georgia Barry, and Felix King.