Sup­port group has help in mind

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - News - Bron­wyn Dono­van

PERTH Ac­tive De­pres­sion Sup­port Group has opened a free drop-in clinic on Tues­days at the Subud Cen­tre in East Vic­to­ria Park.

Founder Rahul Seth has run the sup­port group since 2016 with events held through­out the metro area.

Early this year, the Vic­to­ria Park res­i­dent ap­proached the Town of Vic­to­ria Park in the hope of find­ing a lo­cal venue for the men­tal health sup­port ser­vice.

The Subud Cen­tre team of­fered the venue at no cost.

Mr Seth pre­vi­ously worked in ac­count­ing.

He said his ca­reer was af­fected by poor men­tal health re­sult­ing from an up­bring­ing fo­cused on aca­demic achieve­ment and work, rather than a bal­anced life filled with mul­ti­ple pas­sions and in­ter­ests.

He said a full re­cov­ery from the “black dog” was pos­si­ble with the right sup­port.

“The key to men­tal health re­cov­ery and liv­ing a happy life is de­vel­op­ing var­i­ous so­cial con­nec­tions. The aim of the free drop-in clinic is to cham­pion the mes­sage of in­clu­sion and con­nec­tion through fun ac­tiv­i­ties, such as play­ing board games and mind­ful colour­ing,” he said.

The drop-in clinic will run for a month’s trial and will end on Au­gust 28.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the free drop-in clinic, email PerthADSG@ icloud.com

If you, or some­one you know, is de­pressed or in need of help, call Life­line on 13 11 14.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d485019

Rahul Seth has set up a free drop-in clinic for peo­ple con­cerned about their men­tal health.

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