Join us for a free online wellbeing event with award winning journalist Jehan Casinader and Registered Clinical Psychologist Dr Dougal Sutherland.

MAS Members are invited to hear Jehan in a digital kōrero where he will share his story and talk about the value of storytelling. He’ll speak from personal experience of the vulnerabilities he experienced, and the need to connect with your own story to improve your mental wellbeing. Dougal Sutherland joins for a Q&A to help those working through their own mental health story.

Date: Monday, 4th April

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm

Online: access details will be sent out to all registered participants. Please check your email for registration details.  

Portrait of Jehan CasinaderJehan Casinader

Journalist, author and mental health advocate Jehan Casinader knows the power of a good story. His own is one of personal success, having been named Broadcast Reporter of the Year at the Voyager Media Awards in 2020, and Reporter of the Year at the New Zealand Television Awards in 2018. But it’s also one of struggles with his mental health, overcoming depression and finding a way out of the darkest places. It’s something he wrote about in his book This Is Not How It Ends: How rewriting your story can save your life, which was published in 2020.

We will be giving away three signed copies of Jehan's book during the webinar.

Portrait of Dr Dougal SutherlandDr Dougal Sutherland

Jehan will be joined by registered clinical psychologist Dr Dougal Sutherland of Umbrella who will provide some helpful advice for anyone facing their own challenges with mental health.

Dougal has worked as a clinical psychologist for more than two decades, both within the public mental health system and with a wide variety of private and public organisations. He’s worked around the world providing help to everyone from stressed-out bureaucrats in Wellington, to victims of car-jackings, to people living in a constant state of fear due to impending missile attacks.


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