Jun 12
Event in Gulargambone to focus on mental health

​The Gulargambone Health Council and Gulargambone Multipurpose Service (MPS) will soon host the Black Dog Institute who will present information about building resilience and mental wellbeing. 

The information session will be delivered by Dr Patrick Giltrap and will among other things, focus on men's health topics. 

Gulargambone Health Council Chair, Daphne Earsman said the session is a good opportunity for people to come along and hear about topics impacting their local community. 

“We want to engage with our local communities and open a conversation on the very important topic of mental health, so we'd encourage you to pop down and have a chat with us," Daphne said. 

“Sometimes people may feel uncomfortable talking about mental health, so we want to provide a relaxed environment to discuss this very important topic." 

There will be a range of different people and groups available on the day including the Rural Financial Counselling Service who will provide the community with useful information. 

A range of information and display tables will be available on the day including the option to have your blood pressure, blood sugar level and cholesterol level checks. 

Morning tea and lunch will be provided on the day. Buses are also available to people from Gilgandra and Coonamble. 

Details of the event: 

Date: Tuesday, 26 June

Time: 10am to 1:30pm

Location: Gulargambone Bowling Club, Castlereagh Highway 

For more information, please contact Rachel Kirsop on (02) 6827 4200. 

For more information about mental health services in Western NSW Local Health District, visit our website: https://wnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/mental-health-drug-and-alcohol/mental-health-services

Information about the Black Dog Institute: 

The Black Dog Institute is an organisation dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. They are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness. Find out more on their website: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/.