Are you looking for a corporate speaker to speak on the topic of suicide prevention or preventing mental illness in the workplace?
Here is a little about Michael. In 2019 he published a book which is being used by the NZ Police, GPs, Fire and Emergency NZ, The Department of Corrections, large corporate companies, schools and other community groups. The book is called 'Being A True Hero: Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Your Community.'
Michael speaka all over New Zealand to some of the largest companies in NZ including Canon and Powernet. The talks he offers are all based on the latest scientific research, which is presented in an easy to understand, funny and inspiring way.
This was from Elaine Colhoun, Principal Case Manager at Invercargill Prison:
"Department of Corrections staff highly valued Michael’s entertaining and thought provoking session focusing on stress, sleep and overcoming a fear of failure. His content was fresh and tailored to our unique environment. The research provided new found knowledge and unexpected discoveries leaving staff feeling informed and invigorated."
The feedback Michael gets from his seminars is that this is not the same material that people already know, repacked in a different way, the material I present is new information that others have not heard before.
"Department of Corrections staff highly valued Michael’s entertaining and thought-provoking session focusing on stress, sleep and overcoming a fear of failure. His content was fresh and tailored to our unique environment. The research provided new found knowledge and unexpected discoveries leaving staff feeling informed and invigorated". Elaine Colhoun, Principal Case Manager / Advisor Rehabilitation & Learning
"Michael is a passionate and engaging facilitator with a strong mental health research background who offers many helpful insights and a hopeful message." Anna Chirnside, Coordinator, Canterbury Youth Workers Collective
Here are some testimonials for Michael's book,
"An easy to read and thoroughly worthwhile book."
- Dr. Sue Bagshaw, Senior of Paediatrics at the Christchurch School of Medicine
"A beacon of hope to the community... Michael's thorough research is narrated with insightful reflections from practical experience... Highly recommended to those in the Health & Teaching Professions."
- Dr. Susan Maree Taylor, Rural GP
"Michael writes about mental illness and suicide with compassion and hope. His book is useful for people who have personal experience, the people who love them, and professionals who work in the field. It is serious, at times funny, and references up to date research."
- Kay O'Connor, PhD, Counsellor
"I recently asked a friend I was concerned about if he was suicidal, it turned out he was - and needed help. Without the information in this book I never would have had the confidence to do that. The material in this book could save many lives."
- Thomas Saywell, Youth Worker