October 2015 News

Mental Health Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia and over 100 countries.

The week is designed to raise community awareness about mental illness, help reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness, and promote positive mental wellbeing.

This year the week will feature 28 individual events. All events are free and open to the public.

Events include community walks, creative art workshops, family movie nights, fun pop-up stalls, topical forums and amazing theatre performances.

Full calendar of Canberra events available at mentalhealthweekact.org

Join the Directions Community Advisory Group

We are looking for people currently or formerly involved with Directions programs to provide feedback and advice regarding our services, identify unmet needs and participate in service planning and development. It would be fantastic to have a variety of perspectives represented.

We are looking at a closed group of approximately 6 people for a fixed term membership recruited through an expression of interest. The commitment will likely involve one bimonthly meeting.

If you're interested in participating, call 02 6132 4800 or email to register your place.

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Stay up to date with Directions current events and other relevant alcohol and other drug news by liking our facebook page and following us on Twitter.

Directions acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we walk upon today, the Ngunnawal people and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and surrounding region.

For more information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues, health organisations, policies and research including cultural events of significance, visit: External link ACT Health - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Portal

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