Murweh minds community mental health
A FULL schedule of events for all ages across the Murweh Shire is part of an effort to raise awareness of mental health.
Each day of this Mental Health Week, the council and the Hope Project, run by Queensland Health, have been running and advertising events where people can come together and start the conversation about mental health, while enjoying some entertainment.
Hope Project co-ordinator Jenny Peacock said the community had gotten behind Murweh’s program.
“The Black Dog Institute brought out Murray Hart for a comedy night at the Evening Star Caravan Park, and the performance area was full for the show.
“It was nice to see a good turnout on the first night.”
Involving different groups in Mental Health Week was a mammoth task, which couldn’t have been done alone, Ms Peacock said.
“I got together with Teagan Russell from Queensland Health, and together we decided that Mental Health Week needed to involve the whole community.
“We set to finding out what everyone was doing, and put together the schedule to fill Mental Health Week.
“We didn’t organise all the events, but wanted to make sure things like the comedy night and the high tea were advertised as an opportunity to come together and raise awareness.”
AFFIRMATIONS: Mental Health Week is in full swing at Healthy Ageing, with everyone making mental health resolutions.