Mental Health Week – The @Humans in Geelong Expo on October 7th will be the uplifting start to Mental Health Week – Wellbeing in Mind. It’s a free community event held at Deakin Waterfront from 10 – 3pm. The Barwon Health Mental Health Week Awards will be presented at 1.45 by Sally Buchanan-Hagen who has #livedexperience.
Youth Wellbeing Award nominations are due in by August 13th. Do you know a 16-25 year old who is an inspirational person with lived experience or in the role of valued personal support person? For more information http://www.barwonhealth.org.au/mediacentre/column-1/media-centre/item/mental-health-week-2018 PLEASE SHARE.
Here is a poem by Humans in Geelong team member Brandon Dellow who is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness, encouraging the youths of today to watch out for each other, speak up, get help and support each other.
“Dear Mental Health
A short spoken-word poem I created about lived experiences with mental health. Personal reflections and questioning about self-identity.
I hope you enjoy.
It can be found on YouTube in the link below:”
The full program of speakers, performers and exhibitors for the day of the Expo, will be on our website shortly.