Tasmanians are ‘Stronger Together’ for Mental Health Week in 2017

 

Dave catches up with Catherine Delpero from Mental Health Council of Tasmania on mental health day 2017.

 

Numerous Mental Health Week events kick  off around the state for 2017. This year it is all about celebrating the idea that as a Tasmanian Community we are ‘Stronger Together.’

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Catherine Delpero  explained the Stronger Together theme is just what we need as a community to unite us and support each other to become a more resilient and mentally healthy community.

 

“We really want this year’s Mental Health Week to be something everyone can get involved with. If we look at ways we can build the capacity of Tasmanians to work collectively to improve our health outcomes we could develop a reputation as a state with the best mental health in the country.”

 

“It may sound idealistic, given the challenges that we face within our health system, but we need to stop looking at illness as inevitability. There are ways we can prevent illness, further prevent mental health challenges from escalating and support our fellow members of the community facing ongoing mental health concerns to thrive and lead contributing lives,”

There are a wide range of events being held state-wide during Mental Health Week from as far as King Island to Kingborough and beyond. These events include: art exhibitions, community breakfasts, mental

health expos, family fun day activities and interactive workshops. Details of events open to the public can befound at www.mhct.org/mentalhealthweek