Mental Health Week was held from 8th – 14th October. Check out a couple of reports from the week…
3rd Great Race
Val, Eliza and Danni from Gladstone participated in the Annual Partners in Recovery – 3rd Great Race.
“We were put into teams with other service providers and given a bag and a single clue, from there we had to work out where we had to visit and make our way there. When we arrived at the location we were required to complete activities such as making an origami crane (that may have resembled paper planes) And given there was a trophy to be won we were all very competitive and just a little bit of “cheating” may have gone on… Once we completed each task at the location, we were given our next clue. In total we visited 11 different service providers and we collected information on each of the services, got to learn about what they have to offer participants and generally had a good laugh!
I found the day great as I’m still learning what all the different service providers have to offer and this was a fantastic way to not only learn about services but to also share with the other services what we do here at Anglicare CQ.” – Danni Sanders
Eyes through the lens
The Eyes Through the Lens exhibition was held during Mental Health Week, raising awareness of suicide in our community.
The exhibition took place at Stockland Shopping Centre in Rockhampton.
Led by the Mental Health Team, four participants took part in a journey to capture their stories through static photography. Each photograph was partnered with a story of hope, a memory, an emotion and these stories were printed on old upcycled vinyls – to symbolise a ‘record of events’.
With a tunnel at the entrance, taking visitors through the darkness and into the light, the team welcomed many community members to this powerful display of emotion.
There was also a vigil table available, offering those who visited to light a candle and create their own message of hope for their loved ones.