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Myocum treatment centre celebrates Mental Health Week

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Jo Hadad, David, Mia, Georgina and Kylie Beattie, David Godden and Sonja Baker from the Nungkari Treatment Centre, based in Myocum. Photo Jeff Dawson
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It’s a big week for Myocum-based Nungkari Treatment Centre.

Not only is it Mental Health Week but  this week the centre also celebrates its first year of operation, as well as recent DA approval to increase residential client numbers from five to 12 people.

From Thursday 11am to 2pm, a special occasion will be held for those who have journeyed with Nungkari, with choice food, juices and music.

Ms Beattie says it commences with a smoking ceremony by traditional Aboriginal man Jungala, and flying in for the occasion is hip-hop artist Philly, who won this year’s NIMA award for New Talent of the Year. The public are welcome to RSVP [email protected]

Managing director Kylie Beattie said, ‘With this increase in capacity, our unique program has become more affordable and accessible to those desperately needing help. It’s been an incredible year of discovery, recovery and healing for all involved. The profound impact the program is having on people’s lives is evident in our clients’ success stories and with news of our DA we are truly grateful.’

But it hasn’t been altogether an easy road; during last week’s council’s meeting, one neighbour aired complaints, saying he didn’t ‘feel he has a lot of protection.’


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