“Stress Less in the Park’” – a community event celebrating Mental Health Week in Alice Springs has become a regular feature in the local event calendar.
The event allows members of the community to come together to TALK, SUPPORT and RECOVER with each other and all the services and supports that are available in Central Australia so we can better understand and help people who suffer with mental health problems.
Mental Health Week this year, calls for us all to ‘Connect to Wellbeing.’ Although the NT has not been as affected by Covid-19 as other places, the call to connect is just as important. Mental Health Week is a reminder of the importance of connecting to community, hope, strength, and identity; each of these aspects are fundamental to our wellbeing.
Mental Health Week is also a time to recognize people who have made significant contributions to the Mental Health sector. We know there are so many people in paid and voluntary roles who provide extraordinary support to others. The award winners will be announced during mental health week.