Talk­ing points for health week

Eastern Reporter - - Opinion -

THE mul­ti­cul­tural com­mu­nity will get the chance to open up about men­tal health at an up­com­ing event dur­ing Mirra­booka Men­tal Health Week.

The main event will fea­ture ac­tiv­i­ties, nine in­for­ma­tion stalls, live mu­sic, Latin Amer­i­can dance and Uthando doll-mak­ing.

Depart­ment of Health Stir­ling catch­ment com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Ruth Lang­mead said she ex­pected about 1000 peo­ple to at­tend.

“It is a good op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to start the con­ver­sa­tions around men­tal health and for

men­tal health to be associated with fun and com­mu­nity – that is prob­a­bly the im­por­tant thing,” she said.

“We hope that peo­ple from the event will feel more com­fort­able in hav­ing con­ver­sa­tions and have greater aware­ness of the ser­vices they can have.”

Ruth Lang­mead with res­i­dent Mar­garet John­ston, Fre­man­tle Mul­ti­cul­tural Cen­tre men­tal health of­fi­cer Pushpa Siro­ley and mu­si­cian David Azmo.

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