Rebekah Lambert, founder
About Rebekah Lambert
Tackling Tricky Stories is part and parcel of the everyday for Rebekah Lambert. She’s written extensively on stress reduction, works in front line roles that support Australians in crisis and facing their mortality.
Writing and exploring the idea of using creative processes to alleviate stress and reduce the impact of difficult situations is both a love and a talent. The idea of using writing to advocate for change as well as help others leave their legacy is something Rebekah holds dear.
She is the founder of the Freelance Jungle, a project designed to remind self-employed Australians that stress has a productivity cost. As the founder of The Freelance Jungle, an online and offline social club designed to support Australian freelancers, she continues this message of community support and stress reduction through focusing on ending the isolation inherent in sole employment. This grassroots movement won the WayAhead Mental Health Matters Workplace Wellbeing award in 2019.
Rebekah believes over-investment in externalised measures of success rob us of the ability to enjoy life and invite issues such as stress, acquired mental health issues and distort our perception of a life with meaning. This vision has been explored as part of the 2017 Vivid Ideas festival as a panel discussion, ‘the future of work is freelance’ and in 2015 Vivid Ideas as ‘the myth of work-life balance in a get ahead culture’.
As a mental health advocate, Rebekah is a Crisis Supporter for Lifeline Australia, spent 12 months as part of a joint Council of Small Business Australia and Beyond Blue work group tasked to improve the mental health outcomes of Australian small business, and is an Assistance Dogs Australia relief carer. She’s also trained in end of life care as a death doula under the Australian pioneer, Helen Callahan. She is also part of a death collective looking to improve the death literacy of ordinary Australians in Sydney and the Illawarra.
When she’s not talking business and stress reduction, she’s exploring the wonders of Wollongong and the Illawarra. She’s also content marketing freelancer and event coordinator, Unashamedly Creative. You can follow Rebekah’s adventures via Unashamedly Creative and via the official Freelance Jungle Facebook group.
Catch conversations about a good death near you
The tour schedule addressing ‘The Elephant in the Room” when it comes to death:
April – Wollongong Innovation Campus
July – Western Sydney
October – Sutherland Shire / Cronulla
Further details coming.