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




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

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Mental Health Association of Central Australia

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Alice Springs


no. 18

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35 Fri. 10 Oct - Pro-active Tips to Working with the Media An informative 2-hour practical workshop was provided by the Mindframe National Media Initiative on Pro-active Tips to Promoting Your Projects & Working with the Media. About 15 people attended this highly informative workshop presented by Jo Piggot, an experienced and inspiring trainer from Mindframe. Jo gave us effective ways of working with the media and covered things such as: u What you need to know when talking to the media about mental illness u How to prepare a good story & media release u Preparing for interviews Mindframe is a national initiative (supported by the Australian Govt Dept of Health & Ageing) and provides access to accurate information about suicide and mental illness and the portrayal of these issues in the news media and on stage & screen in Australia. An excellent range of information and resources is available at: www.mindframe-media.info/ mentalhealth Wed. 8 October Exhibition of Consumer Art at MHACA A free art exhibition show-casing some of the art works made by consumers throughout the year was held mid MHW at MHACA. These included jewellery, paintings, mandala drawings, crocheted rugs and other pieces. A big thank you to Lynne Kennedy for preparing the exhibition and to all the consumers who contributed. Several of the pieces now decorate the MHACA walls and include descriptions of how art plays a powerful role in healing. Mental Health Week u Mental Health Week u Mental Health Week Tues. 7 Oct. - Visit to Purple House With a bit of spare time on his hands Jonathon made a surprise visit to the Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation Purple House where he met with and sang with some of the women. It was a very enjoyable and memorable time for those lucky few who went. Jonathon & Lynne having a laugh at the Purple House Christine, Wendy & Phil appreciating the afternoon Jo & Gwvynyth loved the chance to sing with Jonathon

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