Mad as hatters while having tea with Alice
KYOGLE threw a party with a twist during Mental Health Month.
The Mad Hatter's High Tea brought together over 50 people to share a meal while watching Alice In Wonderland at Grove House.
Breaking down barriers
The event aimed at breaking down barriers, connecting, networking and destigmatizing mental health issues.
There were talks by Steve Carrig (Rural Mental Health coordinator for Rural Adversity Mental Health program) who said that help is available and don't be afraid to reach out. To know your ups and downs.
Gary Shyler Hudson, a peer worker in the Partners In Recovery program shared a concept of the "Wounded Healer", that those who have been through a crisis have empathy rather than sympathy.
He showed an amazing You tube clip on The Wounded Healer by The Humanity Network.
Support facilitator Alex Brown welcomed enquiries on this service 1800 022 066.
Grow groups meet in Casino and Lismore 66213737.
Ability Linkers Sandy Kelly and Robert Baldwin also attended. They are available on 66201818.
Lifeline has 24 hour phone counselling service 131114.
Beyond Blue has a phone counselling service 1300 22 4636.