True Crime after dark with Narelle Fraser

Mayor of Hume City Council Carly Moore said fans of crime thrillers can spend an evening with former Victoria Police Detective Narelle Fraser as she shares her stories of life ‘on the beat’ in a talk on Thursday 21 February at the Hume Global Learning Centre in Broadmeadows.

“It is a privilege to host Narelle Fraser as part of the increasingly popular Libraries After Dark series, which brings Broadmeadows library to life each Thursday evening,” Cr Moore said.

During her career with Victoria Police, Ms Fraser investigated high-profile crimes and has been recognised with numerous commendations, medals and awards for her dedication and diligence.The nature of Ms Fraser’s work as a detective took a toll and she was diagnosed in 2012 with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).This diagnosis meant she could no longer continue working as a detective however, from this adversity, new doors opened for her. Ms Fraser has since become a motivational and inspirational speaker, with appearances on national television, radio, print and social media with her highly popular crime podcast, The Mornington Monster.

At ‘A Night with Narelle Fraser’, Ms Fraser will not only share unbelievable and heart-wrenching crime-related stories, she will also address mental health and stress-related issues. She will speak about her experiences, how to recognise signs of stress, the dangers of ignoring stress, workplace behaviours, as well as, respecting your emotions, the importance of not stigmatising mental illness and more significantly, why it's crucial to acknowledge stress and talk about it.

“It is not a crime to feel stress. It takes courage to accept who we are with our scars, blemishes and vulnerabilities. Trust your instincts, if you are concerned, talk to someone, anyone – but do something,” Ms Fraser said.

“Keeping emotions in control is a skill, but to keep them a secret is diabolical,” she added.

Due to the content of this talk, this is an 18+ only event. Hume Libraries will be offering a supervised children’s movie and a range of activities for children upstairs at Broadmeadows Libraries if families wish to attend this event.

Bookings are essential. To book, visit  humelibraries.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 


Updated : 11:53 AM, 15 February 2019

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