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Jules Haddock

Jules has over 23 years’ experience in supporting and educating people of all ages and from all walks of life, in the area of mental illness. She challenges her audiences by saying;
“How can we recover, if you don’t know what we are recovering from?”

Jules can provide a variety of tailored training courses and conference presentations, around anxiety and other mental illnesses, with practical strategies to support the management and the recovery journey of students from young to old.

As owner of the Anxious Bird, and author of her personal story, The Anxious Bird and children’s book, Chirpee’s Choice, Jules offers passionate and creative education around mental illness. As a Principle Master Mental Health First Aid Instructor, she also finds time as President, to run the Art of The Minds Festival, who in 2019 were Semi Finalist in the Regional Development Victorian Leadership and Innovation Awards.

In 2019, she was also made finalist in the Australian Learning Impact Award for Learning Innovation.

Jules is a  sought after conference presenter, with a humorous, engaging delivery, supporting creative, confident conversations in the area of mental health .

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