Territory Stories

inBalance newsletter

Details:

Title

inBalance newsletter

Other title

Mental Health Association of Central Australia

Collection

InBalance newsletter; E-Journals; PublicationNT

Date

2008-12-01

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Notes

Date:2008-12; Dated: Jul.-Dec. 2008

Language

English

Subject

Mental Health Services -- Australia, Central -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Mental Health -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Mental Health Association of Central Australia

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Volume

no. 18

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/222682

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/689573

Page content

34 Mental Health Week u Mental Health Week u Mental Health Week Tues. 7 Oct. - Dinner with Jonathon Welch Glenise giving her guest speech at the beginning of the night Glenise, Mardijah and Claudia looking lovely! The Reclink Choir conducted by Morris Stuart Jonathon with Rita, Phil (NTCOSS Darwin) and wonderful MC on the night, Russell Goldflam A full-house enjoying a superb 3-course meal poolside at the Crowne Rangi, Brian, Lynne, Bernadette & Bruce enjoying a pre-dinner drink A HIGHLIGHT of MHW this year was the gala dinner featuring Australian of the Year Local Hero 2008, Jonathon Welch. Best known for his role as Director of The Choir of Hard Knocks, Jonathan inspired an audience of over 140 people, poolside at the Crowne Plaza over a 3-course dinner. Jonathons message behind this inspiring success story is accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative. When you believe in the best in people, you help to bring out the best in people, as evidenced by the new-found comaradarie and significant life changes experienced by all of the members of the choir. Also on the agenda was our local Reclink Choirwho opened the evening (thank you Peta Boon and Morris Stuart); and MHACA consumer and guest speaker, Glenise Alexander, who spoke beautifully of her inspiring journey of recovery as well as acknowledged the gift that Jonathon had given to members of the choir: What I liked about the Choir of Hard Knocks and Jonathons work was, What you can be was shown. People with a mental illness. Homeless people ... Just people made beautiful music they were believed in and they were valued. This is what can make a big difference in a persons life and is part of the recovery journey. The event was hosted by Russell Goldflam who equally inspired us with his warmth, compassion, humour and MC skills. I think I can safely say it was a truly memorable night for everyone The key guest of the night, Jonathon Welch Fiona, Jane and Tracey at the Mental Health Carers table who attended. X


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.