Apr 09
Dubbo Lions ‘ramhp’ Up Conversation About Mental Health

Dubbo Lions ‘RAMHP’ up conversation about mental health

1 in 5 people are diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in their life and the ripple-effect impacts friends, family members, colleagues and carers.

The Dubbo Macquarie Lions Club is a group of volunteers who are dedicated to supporting our local community in a variety of service activities.

They have identified the huge impact of mental illness on our community and have partnered with the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) to deliver training to the community.

A Community Support Skills Training workshop will be held on Monday 27th April 2015 from 6pm (for a 6:30pm start) at the Dubbo RSL Club Resort by RAMHP Coordinator Camilla Kenny.

This training assists people to identify when someone may be struggling with their mental health, what to say to someone you are worried about, how and where to get help, and how to look after yourself and stay mentally healthy.

“We hope that by delivering this training and increasing awareness of mental illnesses and services available, people will be better equipped to identify concerns and seek help early”, says RAMHP Coordinator Camilla Kenny.

The training has been run by RAMHP Coordinators across the state since late 2014, with participants enjoying the practical nature of the training and learning how to have a conversation with someone they are worried about.

This training is free, with light finger food and information on services available before the training from 6pm, and tea and coffee available afterwards.

RSVPs are essential and those interested can register their interest by contacting Sharyl Stewart of the Dubbo Macquarie Lions Club on 0422 410 536 by 17th April 2015.

Numbers are limited to approximately 45, however should public interest over this number occur then discussions on holding a future event will take place.

For more information on RAMHP go to www.ramhp.com.au and check us out on Facebook www.facebook.com/ramhp

If you need mental health information or support you can call the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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Media Contact: Camilla Kenny, RAMHP Coordinator,

(02) 6881 4034, 0419 266 493, Camilla.Kenny@health.nsw.gov.au

 

Sharyl Stewart, Dubbo Macquarie Lions Club

0422 410 536