Take Survey
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Careers

Griggs Joins beyondblue Board


Monday, 23rd June 2014 at 11:13 am
Staff Reporter
Media personality and former champion swimmer Johanna Griggs has joined the board of depression Not for Profit beyondbue.

Monday, 23rd June 2014
at 11:13 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Griggs Joins beyondblue Board
Monday, 23rd June 2014 at 11:13 am

Media personality and former champion swimmer Johanna Griggs has joined the board of depression Not for Profit beyondbue.

New beyondblue board member Johanna Griggs and Chair Jeff Kennett.

According to the beyondblue Chairman Jeff Kennett, Griggs’s appointment continues the Board’s desire to refresh its membership and broaden the experience and skills of its Directors.

He said beyondblue’s Board comprised of individuals with medical backgrounds and lay people with a range of living experiences who add to the quality of the organisation’s campaigns and programs.

“Johanna more than qualifies for this role,” he said.

“As a former elite athlete, Johanna is driven, passionate and committed to everything in which she is involved, which will now include beyondblue.

“It also means she understands the pressure professional sportspeople face and the many difficulties they can encounter once their competitive days are over.”

Griggs, a former champion swimmer who won a backstroke bronze medal for Australia at the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games and a silver at the 1991 World Championships, is most recognised for her television work on programs such as Better Homes and Gardens, House Rules and the coverage of the Olympic Games.

“I am determined to work towards an Australia that better understands and deals with these conditions, where stigma is reduced and where people experiencing depression and anxiety get the support they need,” Griggs said.

“As someone with a public profile who is now a beyondblue Board member, I plan on helping make a difference to the lives of millions of Australians who experience mental illness, and I am grateful for this opportunity.”




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au


Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

The Many Faces of Depression

Adam Blanch

Monday, 19th November 2018 at 8:00 am

Why NFPs Should Volunteer to File a Modern Slavery Statement

Rob Jackson

Thursday, 26th July 2018 at 1:59 pm

Why Investing in an Awards Event Brings Results

Paul Carter

Wednesday, 25th July 2018 at 1:59 pm

Social Sector on Notice to Prepare for Population Debate

Paul Carter

Wednesday, 18th July 2018 at 12:44 pm

POPULAR

Australians With Disability Twice as Likely to be Evicted Without Cause

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 5th December 2018 at 5:29 pm

Tech-for-good Companies Merge to Extend Impact

Maggie Coggan

Thursday, 29th November 2018 at 8:34 am

NDIS Service Providers Cautious Over Complex Needs Pricing Shake-Up

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 10th December 2018 at 5:11 pm

Putting Disability and Leadership in the Same Sentence

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 3rd December 2018 at 8:56 am

Nominate
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!