Mental Health Resource Library for Robinvale Community

Robinvale District Health Services (RDHS) has purchased resources for a mental health library for the community. The library collection is designed to improve mental health understanding within our community with the aim of demystifying mental illness and reducing the stigma.

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The resources will cover a range of topics and are available to suit various ages; storybooks for young children through to factual information aimed at teenagers and adults.  The collection includes resources on; Asperger’s Spectrum Disorder, Grief and Loss, Suicide, Depression, Anxiety, Peri and Postnatal, Eating Disorders, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Personality Disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, LGBTI, Family Violence and Sexual Abuse.  Mindfulness has also been included as current evidence based practice highlights the effectiveness in a range of both physical and mental health illnesses.  The collection will be held at RDHS Health & Wellbeing Centre and community members can access and borrow the items for up to four weeks at a time.

RDHS thank the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and The William Buckland Foundation in assisting us in obtaining these valuable resources and acknowledge Robinvale College, Swan Hill Rural City Council and community for their support in our application.  RDHS would also like to acknowledge our local partners who have assisted in continuing the conversation about the impact of mental illness.

For anyone interested in viewing or borrowing the collection, please contact Sue Watson on 03 5051 8160.

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