Mental Health Week 8th October – 14th October 2017

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Mental Health Week 8th October – 14th October 2017

Mental illnesses are common in the Australian community with one in five (20%) having a common mental illness (anxiety, depression or substance use disorder) in the past twelve months.

 

World Mental Health Day is marked annually on the 10th October with Mental Health week being celebrated this year from Sunday 8th October to Saturday 14th October 2017.  The aim of Mental Health week is to activate, educate and engage the community about mental health.

At Robinvale District Health Services, we are dedicated to this process through a variety of means;

  • Employment of our Community Wellbeing Officer
  • Mental Health First Aid courses
  • Continuing the discussion about mental health
  • Establishment of a community mental health resources library
  • Promoting mindfulness activities
  • Locating performances about mental health and wellbeing

With the support of the Euston Club, the play “Carpe Diem” is being performed on Monday 9th October 2017 at Euston Club commencing at 7.30 pm.

Carpe Diem is a contemporary portrayal of every day Australian males dealing with issues of health, grief, loss and depression.  It stresses the importance of professional care in times of crises, and highlights the importance of mateship and looking out for each other.

Carpe Diem is an informative comedy designed for community audiences, delivering mental health messages in a way that is entertaining, immediate and highly relevant.

We hope to see you at this free event – please share with your networks.

The Robinvale District Health Services acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional owners of the land.

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