Creating connected communities

4 September 2019|Lifestyle| Off Comments off on Creating connected communities|

WE all have a role to play in supporting each other when it comes to mental health, Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston says.

This is the message Mayor Johnston shared when she announced the 2019 Mental Health Week Expo, which is set to be held on Wednesday 9 October at the Glenorchy Library.

“This year’s event will see community members, service providers and community-based groups coming together to promote mental health and wellbeing and to raise awareness and understanding about mental illness, and how it impacts on the lives of people in our community,” Mayor Johnston said.

“The expo will again feature ARIA award-winning singer/song writer Monique Brumby, who will entertain the crowds with her music and lead a community singing session featuring songs such as ‘Proud Mary’, ‘These Boots Are Made for Walking’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’.

“Children will be encouraged to become involved with the singing of ‘How Much is that Doggy in the Window’ and a face painter will be on site to help the children get into character.”

The event, to be held during the school holidays, will make virtual reality equipment available to attendees, as well as open up the Makerspace for computer gaming experiences.

“There will be a wide variety of booths and activities highlighting ways to become involved in community-based initiatives, as well as information on how to look after your own mental health and ways to support others,” Mayor Johnston said.

“We all have mental health and we all have a valuable role to play in creating connected, strong communities where we support family, friends and neighbours.”

Mental Health Week Expo will be held on Wednesday 9 October from 10am to 12noon at the Glenorchy Library.

For more information or to get involved, contact Tim Polegaj at Glenorchy Library on phone 6165 5501 or email glenorchy.library@education.tas.gov.au.

Caption: From left, Katie Marx from Glenorchy Together, ARIA award-winner Monique Brumby and Monica Moore from Carers Tasmania during Mental Health Week 2018.

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