Keynote – Room A: Mental Health In Design
Before you are a Keynote speaker. An architect. A designer. A product developer. A secretary. A parent. Sibling. Friend. Neighbour. Or any other label that you are given.
You are a human being.
I believe everybody has mental health.
We all have history. We all have memories. We all have experiences, likes, dislikes, fears, phobias, moments of joy, excitement. etc
If we don't look after and take care of ourselves, we can't look after anybody else or even do our jobs properly.
By getting to know ourselves and knowing what we need to do to take care of ourselves, we can be better prepared for what may happen & carry on with our lives.
My work is about people learning to discover what they need and what they don't need in their lives. I encourage people to understand that they are not on their own and lots of us have difficult times. What might be difficult for you? Maybe easy for me. What might be easy for you may be impossible for me. Once we learn about ourselves, we can explain about ourselves when we can explain about ourselves, we can help other people feel comfortable in talking about what's going on for them.
My motto is, “No one is better off or worse off than anybody else?“
- Nick Smith Former Service User - Missing Peace Wellness and Support