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The sudden death of his father rattled Darryl Wilson and saw him reach out to a psychologist for the first time to get help. As a triple-premiership winning football coach at Strathfieldsaye Football Club in Bendigo, Darryl knows that wellbeing is as much about good mental health and connection to community as it is physical health.
Former radiographer Donna Matthews has experienced many mental health challenges as a result of trauma from early in her childhood. During a hospitalisation in her 30s, the kindness of a fellow mental health ward patient showed Donna she could make a difference to others experiencing challenges. She is now the lived experience manager at Barwon Health in Geelong and uses her powerful experiences to improve hospital systems, procedures and policies for others.