Celebrating positive mental health tomorrow

Cast of Byon Youth Theatre's Mind Made Me. Photo supplied.

Cast of Byon Youth Theatre’s Mind Made Me. Photo supplied.

A celebration of hope and recovery for people with a lived experience of mental health issues and their families and carers is taking place tomorrow at the Lismore Town Hall.

Wellways peer worker Leisa Hoffmann said the event was an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate and increase awareness of mental health concerns.

‘This event is about celebrating stories of resilience, hope and recovery in our community. We want to see greater social inclusion and acceptance for people with a living experience of mental health,’ said Lisa.

The keynote speaker is NSW Deputy Mental Health Commissioner Fay Jackson who is attending the breakfast for peer workers and those interested in peer work and is herself a peer worker.

Fay Jackson has a lived experience in addition to her official role as Deputy Commissioner and the General Manager of Inclusion with Flourish and is considered a great advocate in mental health.

The day of day celebration will include theatre performances by Byron Youth Theatre, Aboriginal dancers, Playback Theatre, art works on show, food and information.

Everyone is welcome so please come along share information and celebrate with us.

Byron Youth Theatre will also be performing the same production called Mind Made Me at the Drill Hall Theatre in Mullumbimby on October 25. For more information contact Leisa Hoffmann: [email protected]

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