Make your mind a priority during Mental Health Month

01 Oct 2015

Mental Health Month will be marked during October, to coincide with World Mental Health Day on October 10.

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Month is “Value Your Mind”, encouraging people to reflect on their own mental health and make caring for their mind a priority.

Western Sydney Local Health District’s Transcultural Mental Health Centre is set to work with people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities throughout the month while also partnering with health professionals and other organisations to support good mental health.

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The centre is participating in several activities including:

  • Bowl Over Stigma – a community fair focusing on challenging stereotypes and false assumptions about mental illness. It will be held on Friday, October 2 at Blacktown City Bowling Club.
  • Walk of Hope – a walk along the banks of the Parramatta River, followed by stalls, activities and entertainment. It will be held on Saturday, October 10.
  • Children Wellbeing and Healthy Parenting – a seminar targeting the communities of the Indian subcontinent. It will be held on Sunday, October 18 at Dennis Johnson Branch Library in Stanhope.
  • Self-care and Wellbeing – a workshop targeting seniors from the Arabic-speaking communities. The workshop will be held on Friday, October 9 at the Mount Druitt hub in Mount Druitt.
  • A Mental Health Month celebration will also be held on Thursday, October 29 at the Paringa Unit at Cumberland. A presentation on mental health will be provided in English and Arabic.

For more information, visit: http://www.dhi.health.nsw.gov.au/Transcultural-Mental-Health-Centre/Programs-and-Campaigns/Mental-Health-Month/Community-Events-2015/default.aspx