Connections Project launch

Community Open Day — Wednesday, 9 August

Far West Local Health District, GROW and Mission Australia are pleased to announce the launch of Connections.

Connections is an after-hours service run by Peer Support Workers aimed at helping people who struggle with depression, anxiety and mental illness to connect with each other and the community. The idea behind the project is that having friends and things to do is good for mental health. People who ‘connect’ will have the opportunity to attend a range of activities, like Zumba, shared dinners and lawn bowls.

Connections will commence operation from Thursday, 10 August and will run on Thursdays to Saturdays from 5pm. It will also open every second Sunday.

A community open day will be held on Wednesday, 9 August between 12 noon and 3pm for members of the public and representatives of service organisations to come to the Mission Australia office at 146 Chloride Street to meet the team, hear about the project, share a barbecue lunch and sample some of the activities on offer.

People employed as Peer Support Workers for Connections have lived experience of mental illness. Peer Support Workers are critical because they know what it is like to experience mental illness and can share their personal recovery with others, inspiring hope and promoting well-being.

For further information, please contact Jenna Bottrell at Mission Australia on 08 8084 3700.

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