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Inspirational Speaker Comes to Belleville on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Joe Roberts

Media Release – Exploring Mental Health and Addictions – The Unpredictable Journey

Tuesday, May 26 at Maranatha, 100 College Street West, Belleville, 8am-4pm.  Four speakers, one full day at a very reasonable low price of $50 including lunch and snacks.

If you have never heard Joe Roberts before or heard his story, the Harm Reduction Task Force Hastings and Prince Edward is pleased to present Joe Roberts as keynote speaker at the Exploring Mental Health and Addictions workshop. The most effective leaders in society are those rare individuals who can inspire their audience with a passion that can only come from personal experience. As the President and CEO of an extremely successful multimedia company, Joe Roberts has faced and overcome key business challenges, which confront every modern organization.

Joe is a college graduate with two business diplomas from Loyalist College in Belleville after which he began his professional career with a photocopier company. He quickly found himself promoted into a leadership and management position with a major audio-visual company. Joe formed his own multimedia company, Mindware and made his first million before he was 35.

What is most amazing, is that in 1989 he was living on the streets of Vancouver homeless and addicted to heroin. Joe did a lot of his recovery in Belleville, drawing on the tremendous courage and determination and uses his amazing story, insightful humor and solid business experience to inspire individuals and organizations to achieve their own remarkable goals!

On May 26th, Joe Roberts will speak about two exciting topics: Skid Row to CEO – Investing in Recovery and the Change Maker tapping into individual strengths and go beyond your limits.  Please CLICK HERE to view his video invitation.

Breakout sessions will be held by Joe Roberts about how to have crucial conversations and de-personalize tough feedback; Mary Joan Brinson, local Therapist regarding how to create change and connecting to the reason why you want to change your life and Will Manos of the John Howard Society regarding youth connections. Dr. Bonham-Carter of Change Health Care who has 20 years of experience in a family practice will address the connections between mental health & addictions. Presentation will appeal to anyone local or outside our community.

Tickets available at $50 each are required for entry.  The deadline is May 15th.  Lunch and snacks are included in the cost. Purchase ONLINE with Visa or MC through Eventbrite or with exact cash at:

Media Contact:

Jean TerHaar, Public Health Nurse, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health at 613-966-5513 ext. 311.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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