Mental Health Month – October – Learn and Grow


October is Mental Health Month and the health service is encouraging people and communities to learn more about mental health for their wellbeing.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health is the state of well-being in which every individual with their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to their community.

This year’s Mental Health Month theme is “Learn and Grow”.

Mental Health Month is about learning more about mental health and using that knowledge to grow personally and take control of your mental wellbeing.

The Far West LHD is for Mental Health Month hosting a series of concerts staged under the theme ‘Our Mob, our Culture and our Strength”.

The concerts will feature guest performer, Dion Drummond. Dion – Magoora is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. He was born in Kuku-Yalangi Land, Mossman, Queensland. Dion shares traditions from mainland and island culture through dancing, storytelling and singing.

There is free entry to each concert and a free meal, giveaways and door prizes. The concerts will be held at:


Where: Wentworth Football Club
When: Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Doors open at 12pm.


Where: West Football Club
When: Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Doors open at 5.30pm


Where: Wilcannia Central School
When: Thursday, 13 October 2016
Doors open at 5.30pm


Where: Menindee Community Hall
When: Friday, 14 October 2016
Doors open at 5.30pm

Anyone with concerns about their mental health or the mental health of a family member or loved one should call the Mental Health Line on free call 1800 011 511 or contact their General Practitioner (GP).


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