Sep 26
Health District A Hive Of Activity For Mental Health Month

Western NSW Local Health District will host a wide range of fun and innovative activities to help raise awareness during Mental Health Month this October.

Western NSW Local Health District Director of Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Dr Russell Roberts said people can choose from a whole range of activities across the District to improve their wellbeing during October.

“Everything from movie nights and information stalls, barbeques and community events to Mental Health First Aid training and entertainment, to name but a few.

“The theme for this year’s Mental Health Month, ‘Kindness: little acts, big impacts!’, is all about the importance of kindness and generosity to our mental health and wellbeing, both as givers and receivers,” Dr Roberts said. 

“When we practice kindness in our daily lives, even the smallest act can make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of ourselves and those around us.  Kindness brings us all closer and strengthens our networks”.

The Western NSW Local Health District, 2013 Mental Health Month Calendar can be found on the following websites: and

Or visit the “Feeling Stressed?  Try this!” information stall in the OrangeHealth Service foyer on Tuesday, 22nd October, 9.30am-12.30pm to pick up a copy.

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 General Practitioner.

Media Contact: Vanessa Delaney, Media Manager on 6369 3833 or 0417 511 738