On the 30th September, BEING attended the 2015 Mental Health Month Launch and Mental Health Matters Awards hosted by WayAhead (Mental Health Association NSW) and the Mental Health Commission of NSW.
This launch was held at the beautiful NSW Parliament House, with Minster for Mental Health, Pru Goward officially launching Mental Health Month. This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is Value your Mind, the main message is to make mental health and wellbeing a priority, and make self-care a part of daily life.
The Mental Health Matters Awards for 2015 were also presented at the launch. These awards are to recognise individuals and organisations who have made a difference in mental health in NSW. It was enlightening to hear about the remarkable work being done in mental health across the 10 award categories, such as in the media, the workplace, research and Aboriginal wellbeing to name a few. Sandra Morgan, a consumer consultant with the Queanbeyan and Yass mental health service was the winner of NSW Community Champion Award 2015. Click here to read more about all of the Mental Health Matters winners.
BEING would like to congratulate all of the award winners and WayAhead on organising a fantastic event. More information about Mental Health Month can be found at the WayAhead website here.