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“wellbeing: invest in your life” intangible movie screening in gilgandra

‘Intangible’ Movie Screening in Gilgandra:Mental Health Month 25th October 2011

Who: TheGilgandra Mental Health Advocates, Western NSW Local Health District, The Family and Carer Mental Health Program, and Centacare Wilcannia-Forbes are inviting the community to a screening of the story-telling documentary ‘Intangible’ to coincide with Mental Health Month activities being held around the region.

What:Mental Health Month is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held in October each year and is funded by NSW Health. Its main aim is to promote social and emotional wellbeing in the local community by encouraging people to maximise their health and increasing mental health literacy, break down stigma and get the whole community involved by different and targeted activities.  This year the Family and Carer Program are screening a story-telling documentary called ‘Intangible’ which focuses on the stories of seven carers who are looking after a person with a mental illness. It aims to raise awareness of the crucial role played by carers in our community and to also encourage community participation. A light supper will be provided on the night free of cost.

When: Movie Screening: 6pm 25th October 2011

             Guest Speaker: Nick Farr Jones

Where:Gilgandra Services Club, 33 Morris St, Gilgandra

Why:Western NSW Local Health District in association with The Family & Carer Mental Health Program focus on the needs of families and carers and aim to improve family/carer wellbeing and outcomes for consumers. This year for Mental Health Month we are organising a screening of the movie Intangible. This is a raw story telling documentary that follows the stories of seven Carers from the Far West of NSW. The carers share with us their journey and how it has impacted their lives.

Sponsors:House With No Steps, Catholic Community Services, CentaCare Wilcannia Forbes, Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre, Western NSW Local Health District, Family & Carer Mental Health Program