Keynote Speaking

Jules is an accomplished conversationalist on the topic of mental health. A variety of tailored training courses and conference presentations, about anxiety and other mental illnesses, are on offer, with practical strategies to manage the recovery and support journey for those affected by mental health challenges.

Presentations can be booked by primary and secondary schools, VET education, community groups, churches, and businesses, on Jules’ own story of educational recovery from the mental illness and an outline of her management of this – The Recovery Wheel.

Keynote topics have included:

  • Getting Comfortable with the uncomfortable – Understanding mental illness and boosting our conversation confidence
  • A story not to be missed – Overview of the recovery wheel Program in managing our mental health challenges. Inclusive of Jules’s lived experience story
  • Mental illness and Education -Anxiety and or other mental illnesses, and the Impacts on learning and creative strategies
  • Self-care. What’s that? – Managing yourself mentally in demanding job roles.
  • I think I might create a festival Community best practice and the development of Jules’s journey in Founding the Art of The Minds Festival
  • Where do I start?  Dual Disability and considerations in supporting the whole person.
  • When your child becomes your teacher-  Autism Spectrum disorder and managing mental illness ( Including Jules’s experience as a carer in raising her own son on the Autistic Spectrum .
  • Do we outgrow mental illness? Embracing mental health challenges  as we age


The feedback from the staff has been overwhelming positive so again I appreciate the time you invested in travelling to Ballarat sharing your key insights into mental health. This is a very topical and important issue at present and I know the teaching staff gained a great deal from your workshops which is the ultimate aim of PD.

Barry Wright
Executive Director TAFE, Federation University Australia​

“Best presentation I have been to with mental health.”

“Jules was an excellent facilitator, she was engaging and her use of humour was refreshing, especially in an online learning context. Jules was clearly knowledgeable and passionate about the topic and at the end of the session I was left with some really interesting information and ideas to reflect upon.

“Well presented to a large audience.”

Feedback from Queensland TAFE PD week

I enrolled in the accredited course Mental Health First Aid Australia through genU Training (formerly Karingal Training). I believed the course would enhance my Human Resources background and experience but more importantly I wanted to gain knowledge and skills in providing initial help to employees and people who were struggling with Mental Illness.

The accredited course was facilitated by Jules Haddock who sensitively brought her own personal experiences to the course with professionalism and insightful clarity. It was one of the best courses I have attended and I strongly recommend Jules to you. 

I believe every CEO, Manager and employee should at some time attend this very important two day course raising awareness of people experiencing depression, anxiety, psychotic, substance use disorders and associated crises.

Lorraine Harry-Skardon
Human Resources Generalis

Jules Haddock is a charismatic and energetic Presenter. She conveys her messages in a very polished yet humorous way. Her own personal journey is beautifully conveyed through her nature vs nurture examples and her ability to see the positive side of life in all instances. A lovely lady whose giftedness shines through her own materials and resources. A key presenter for the Critical Agendas team.”

Rick Vagnoni
Director, Critical Agendas Pty. Ltd.

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