Richmond Wellbeing is proud to be the major partner for WA Mental Health Week 2020.
We have been working together with the Western Australian Association for Mental Health to promote this year’s important theme: Strengthening the Community: mental health is where we live, learn, work and play. For Richmond Wellbeing, this message reflects the mental health wellbeing and recovery support work we do every day.
There are lots of ways that you can get involved with WA Mental Health Week 2020! Attend an event – in person or online, share tips and resources with others to help reduce the stigma that can be associated with mental distress, and tune into our week of discussions on radio station Sonshine 98five fm.
Keep checking back as this page will be updated with Richmond Wellbeing stories across the week.
Facebook Live Event:
Sharing the Journey – Strengthening Our Community
Mental health is a responsibility we all share as a community. Community support is essential to mental health recovery and Richmond Wellbeing will be sharing this message as part of a Q&A panel discussion as part of Mental Health Week 2020.
Richmond Wellbeing CEO, Adrian Munro, will be leading the discussion titled Sharing the Journey – Strengthening Our Community live on Facebook, Wednesday 14 October at 11am.
“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 will be joined on the panel by Dr Fiona Nichols, who will contribute to the discussion with her own lived experience of mental health services and PhD research, and Richmond Wellbeing Aboriginal Champion, Reg Henry, who has first-hand experience of the Indigenous community in Perth.
The discussion can be watched live via the Richmond Wellbeing Facebook page and Mr Munro is encouraging members of the public to tune in and post their own questions to the panel.
Sharing the Journey: Strengthening our Community
Facebook Live Free Event
11am – 12noon Wednesday 14th October (Perth time)
Mental Health Week interviews on 98five
Day 1: Community
Day 2: Live