Commonly known as Australia’s ‘queen of common-sense’, Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist.
“It was a very inspirational day where Maggie shared her personal stories of being at school. I found it confronting in other ways as I haven’t heard an adult be so open about their low self-esteem and their suicidal thoughts. I found this resonated with me, as I know many friends who suffer from depression and I think that many teenagers will relate to what she is saying!
What I took away from this experience (with Maggie), is that I hope that many schools and people listen to this message. We can all make a difference, we can find ways to help others which ultimately help our community.
I think that this interview will highlight the power of what can be done in schools, working together for people who need a helping hand – letting them know that they belong to a community which does care”.