Lis Cashin is a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, mental health consultant and trainer. She speaks openly about having overcome a serious incident she experienced as a teenager and is passionate about challenging the stigma around mental health.
At just 13 years old, Lis was involved in a major trauma at school in which she accidentally killed a friend during a sports day event. She was given no support in processing the event and struggled to overcome tremendous feelings of guilt and shame, even though the school was found to be responsible for what happened. This led to her living with undiagnosed PTSD for over 30 years. She tried to hide how she was feeling and suffered in shame and silence, particularly at work. She is now passionate about challenging the stigma around mental health and supporting organisations and schools to build mentally healthy cultures that are emotionally engaging, honest and real places to work and thrive. Through her own transformational personal journey she has learned to ‘lead from within’ and understands the power and impact when we learn to align with our integrity, speak our truth and lead with passion and purpose.