Hat party raises men­tal health aware­ness

Albany Advertiser - - NEWS - Shan­non Smith

Cos­tumes, hats and crazy head­pieces made for a colour­ful day in the town square last Fri­day.

The Mad Hat­ter Tea Party for Men­tal Health Week aimed to re­duce stigma and cre­ate bet­ter con­nec­tions in the com­mu­nity for men­tal health and well­be­ing ser­vices, agen­cies and groups.

The day was com­plete with fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties and games for chil­dren to en­joy dur­ing school hol­i­days.

Headspace Al­bany, Al­bany Halfway House As­so­ci­a­tion, Ro­tary Club of Al­bany City — Western Aus­tralia, Re­la­tion­ships Aus­tralia WA, De­pres­sion Sup­port Net­work Al­bany Inc, and Amity Health Al­bany were some of the lo­cal ser­vices that were present on the day.

Tracy Slee­man and Jo Brown. Pho­tos avail­able at west­pix.com.au

Pic­tures: Shan­non Smith

Brady, 6, and Gemma Van­mens, 4.

Djaran Blight, 5, and Re­nee Smith.

Jay Walker

Lila Wen­zel, 11.

Charlea Re­maj, 2, with Wil­liam Cser­me­lyi.

Eric, 6, and Emily Lui, 4.

Mel Stir­ling and her dog Crash.

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