Sep 30
Community awareness day (6 october 2011) mental health month 2011

Mental Health Month 2011 NSW is part of a national mental health promotion campaign, focusing on the theme “Wellbeing: Invest in Your Life”.

Mental Health Month 2011 encourages people to take a holistic view of health and wellbeing. A person’s overall wellbeing can encompass not just their mental health, but also their physical, social and spiritual health and this October is a perfect opportunity to address these areas of our life.

To celebrate Mental Health Month, Mid Western Consumer Advisory Group (MW CAG) and the O’Brien Centre will be hosting a Community Awareness Day in Post Office Lane, Summer Street, Orange, on Thursday, 6th October, from 9.30am-2.00pm.

Mid Western Consumer Advisory Group is a community organisation that supports people in the Orange Region living with a mental illness (Consumers), their carers, families and friends.

Mid Western Consumer Advisory Group coordinate the O’Brien Centre which is a dedicated place for people with mental illness to meet, socialise and engage in activities. The O’Brien Centre is open to the whole community for Open Day on Thursdays during school terms, and for other selected activities throughout the week.

“Forming friendships, socialising and enriching people’s lives is central to the O’Brien Centre”, said Helen Worsley, Chairperson of MW CAG. “People can come here and enjoy all the activities on offer, talk and have fun, share food, garden, hop on the computer, create artworks, play music and form friendships as they go”, added Ms Worsley.

Mid Western Consumer Advisory Group and the O’Brien Centre
Mental Health Month 2011 - “Wellbeing: Invest in Your Life””
Community Awareness Day

Date:    Thursday, 6th October, 2011
Venue:   Post Office Lane, Summer Street, ORANGE
Time:    9.30am-2.00pm
Cost:    FREE
Enquiries:    6360 7981

For more information about Mid Western Consumer Advisory Group and the O’Brien Centre, phone 02 6360 7981 or visit the website at www.mwcag.org.au
Anyone with concerns about their mental health or that of a loved one should call the Mental Health Line on free call 1800 011 511 or contact their GP. For further information regarding Mental Health Week 2011 visit www.mentalhealth.asn.au