Former NBA player to motivate at USQ

09 October 2012
Former NBA player Eric Bailey to speak as part of Mental Health Week events at Springfield (10 October)
Staff, students and the local community are invited to listen to ‘activational’ speaker, Eric Bailey at USQ's Springfield campus on Wednesday, 10 October at midday.

Mr Bailey will be speaking as part of a series of Mental Health Week events taking place at the campus.

Student Events and Experience Coordinator Samantha Miles said Mr Bailey, a former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and executive manager is a world renowned motivational speaker.

'Mr Bailey will be speaking about igniting the burning passion that dwells in each of us, using his own life experiences and knowledge in the field of personal and organisational excellence,' Mrs Miles said.

In addition to Mr Bailey’s talk the campus will promote mental health awareness through a number of activities throughout the day.

'We will also welcome a number of key service providers to the campus to set up information stalls until 2pm, including; Life-Line, West Moreton Oxley Medicare Local, Ipswich Sexual Health Services and our own USQ Give Club.

'Students will be treated to a free pizza lunch and everyone can participate in a one kilometre walk through Robelle Domain for mental health awareness at 1.15pm,' she said.

'Our aim is to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the wider community.

'Doing this contributes to reducing the stigma associated with mental ill health and encourages people to seek help.'

The day will kick-off with Mr Bailey’s talk on the lawn outside the USQ main building from 12pm to 1pm.
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