Richmond Wellbeing is proud to have been the major partner for WA Mental Health Week 2020. Working together with the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, we championed this year’s theme: Strengthening the Community: mental health is where we live, learn, work, and play.
For Richmond Wellbeing, this message reflects the work we undertake supporting the mental health, wellbeing, and recovery in our community each day.
There are many ways that you can continue to share the importance of mental health and wellbeing in our community. Listen to the many interviews with those with lived experience, share our mental health tips – and be there for someone when they need a listening ear.
Sharing the Journey – Strengthening Our Community: Mental Health Week Panel Discussion
Mental health is a responsibility we all share as a community. Community support is essential to mental health recovery and Richmond Wellbeing facilitated a panel discussion on this topic as part of Mental Health Week 2020.
“Community-based mental health services are our core business at Richmond Wellbeing and we have seen first-hand over 45 years in WA, the difference these services can make,” Mr Munro said.
“Our clients consistently tell us that they need a wide range of services, and the choice to move between them as required. This includes community supports and peer-run services. We also know that listening to the voice of lived experience is essential because this is the community we are serving.”
Mr Munro was joined on the panel by Dr Fiona Nichols, who contributed to the discussion through the lens of their own lived experience of mental health services and PhD research. Richmond Wellbeing’s Aboriginal Champion, Reg Henry, also shared his first-hand knowledge of the Indigenous community in Perth.
Richmond Wellbeing acknowledges the generous support of WA Mental Health Week and Lotterywest for making this event possible.