Mental Health Week 2017 was full of colour and fun as Rise took part in several events.
Rise has a Mental Health Team who support people to live a great life.
During Mental Health Week Rise was at many events, talking about our services and promoting ways to stay healthy.
Mental Health Week
The week began with a stand at Midland Community Mental Health. Here there was a big focus on the importance of peer work and mental health recovery.
On World Mental Health Day, Rise sponsored a Celebration stall in Forrest Place. It was a colourful stand complete with giant Jenga, fresh flowers, fake grass and a wellness activity.
Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health Deborah O’Neill stopped by to learn more about Rise and all that we do. We spoke to hundreds of people over the day and we hope our stand made them smile.
On Wednesday our Mental Health Explore Group took a special visit to Perth Zoo! This event was generously funded by WAAMH. Support worker Kerryn said it was a great day out for both the staff and clients, with the weather holding out.
The highlights were definitely the elephants and the meerkats. Some of our clients hadn’t been to the zoo since they were kids. The longest was 25 years for one client!
Rise staff focused on being mentally healthy by having a mindfulness session. Many staff really appreciated this and the mental health team will do this together once a month going forward.
Rise staff also joined Midland Community Mental Health for lunch, where some of the team won prizes in a raffle. There was a speech from the Psychiatrist at MCMH focusing on recovery and how we all need to have hope in our recovery journey.
later in the week we also had a stall set up at St John of God in Midland where again there was a lot of interest in what we do. What a busy week!
Rise Mental Health
Rise provides a number of mental health services. This includes individual support, peer support and housing. For more information click here.