Stephen Dowling

As an IPA member for over 35 years and a Mental Health First Aid Instructor Stephen has seen first-hand the impact of mental health illness in the small business, accounting and finance sectors.

Over recent years, as a volunteer Community Ambassador for RU OK? and Master Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Stephen has increased his focus on reducing risk of psychological and physical injury in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote communities.

Stephen believes that a lack of knowledge and stigmatising attitudes about psychological injury may prevent some people from seeking help early, and limit the ability of business owners, managers, and co-workers to provide mental health first aid to their workmates and clients until appropriate professional treatment can be sought.