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Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services are encouraging people visiting their local hospitals to get involved in Queensland Mental Health Week.
Free events are being hosted across the Metro South region, including the Logan, Redlands and Princess Alexandra Hospitals to celebrate Queensland Mental Health Week.
Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services Executive Director Prof. David Crompton said that Queensland Mental Health Week provides a platform to educate the community about mental health and wellbeing and reduce the stigma around mental illness.
“On top of providing information to the public about mental health we will also be encouraging our staff to talk about positive mental health practices in their workplaces,” he said.
“Pop Up stalls will be held at Logan, Redland and the Princess Alexandra Hospital and we’ll be hosting various events across our facilities to celebrate, including cooking classes, gardening sessions and craft activities.”
MSAMHS are also working with Metro North Hospital and Health Service and the Brisbane North Public Health Network to host the Brisbane Mental Health Expo.
The Expo brings together government, non-government, and private sector services to share mental health information and resources with the community.
Focusing on the theme of ‘Opening Doors’, this year’s Expo will be held at Reddacliff Place on 13 October 2017, more information is available at www.facebook.com/mentalhealthexpo
The flagship event for Metro South Health is the Positive Mindset Creative Arts Festival, which offers young people across the South Brisbane region to compete in five arts categories – music, dance, drama, visual arts, and media arts.
The Festival’s grand final event will be held at the Logan Entertainment Centre on 11 October, 2017, more information is available at https://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/arts-festival
The Metro South community can access local mental health services for information and assistance in times of mental health crisis 24 hours a day via a centralised phone number:
Phone: 1300 MH CALL (1300 64 22 55)
Fax: (07) 3078 2120