ROBINVALE DISTRICT HEALTH SERVICES HOST CARPE DIEM in FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
Sound mental health is essential to our daily lives and the ability to function and work is paramount to the health and well-being of work places, families and communities.
As part of mental health week ROBINVALE DISTRICT HEALTH SERVICES and the EUSTON CLUB RESORT are proud to present Carpe Diem.
Starring John WALKER (actor- comedian Full Frontal, The Craic) and supported by Chris PIDD, Carpe Diem is a contemporary portrayal of Australian males, dealing with issues of health, grief, loss and depression. RDHS welcome the event as part of their mental health month program.
Set in a fictional town in inland Australia, Carpe Diem portrays the friendship of Nev, a hard working farmer, and John his stock agent friend. Both, have been impacted by the long running drought, and are each suffering their own personal crisis.
Carpe Diem is a didactic comedy that delivers the mental health messages in a way that is entertaining, immediate and highly relevant. It stresses the importance of mate-ship and professional care in times of crises. Written by playwright Megan Rigoni, the play was first inspired by the experiences of people she knew.
Chris Pidd, actor and general manager at Lifeline Albury, said “This compelling story will help break down the stigma of seeking support early when life gets tough. The play depicts so beautifully how two mates can help each other in times of need.”