Mental Health with Pete Shmigel

Have you ever wondered how to support men with their mental health concerns?

In this episode of me&my health up, our special guest Pete Shmigel (former CEO of Lifeline Australia) tackles men’s mental health and covers his learning from his son’s experience. He highlights how differently men communicate regarding their emotions and behaviours.

About Pete Shmigel

Pete Shmigel, currently Public Relations Director for the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations and has over 25 years of experience in environmental sustainability, politics, business, consulting, journalism, mental health and Ukrainian affairs.

Pete has served as CEO of Australian Council of Recycling, Lifeline Australia, the Buy Recycled Business Alliance, and the Beverage Industry Environment Council, and in senior roles with Telstra, Veolia, pollster Crosby|Textor, and his own 40 person sustainability consulting business.

Pete has been a senior advisor to eight Premiers, Leaders of the Opposition, or Ministers in Australia and Ukraine.

Pete voluntarily serves on several NGO boards in the health and wellbeing sphere, and is a founder of Lifeline in Ukraine.

Pete is an appointed Member of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal

Pete’s written work has been published by all of Australia’s major newspapers, and he has won two literary awards for short fiction.

Pete owns and operates several SMEs, including Revolve Recycling, Australia’s first platform for bicycle recycling.

He was born and raised in New York City to Ukrainian refugee parents and has very, very proudly called Australia home for more than 30 years.

Connect with Pete Shmigel

Links mentioned in the episode:

Australian Men’s Health Forum website


About me&my Health Up & Host

me&my Health Up seeks to enhance and enlighten the wellbeing of others. Host Anthony Hartcher is the CEO of me&my wellness which provides holistic health solutions using food is medicine, combined with a holistic, balanced, lifestyle approach. Anthony holds three bachelor’s degrees in Complementary Medicine; Nutrition and Dietetic Medicine; and Chemical Engineering.

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This is a recording of a podcast that took place on 03 January 2022.
Note the advice and information is general in nature. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.