MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS: The Warwick Hospital will have displays in support of Mental Health Week, which culminates with World Mental Health Day on Friday.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS: The Warwick Hospital will have displays in support of Mental Health Week, which culminates with World Mental Health Day on Friday. File

Sharing key as Mental Health Week kicks off in Warwick

THERE has never been a better time to talk about and increase the awareness of mental health issues and services in the Rose City.

This week is Mental Health Week, culminating with World Mental Health Day on Friday.

Mental health promotion officer Danielle Peres said the theme this year was Mind-Clicks - where minds meet.

"We know that one in four people will experience mental illness at some point in their life," she said.

"The theme this year emphasises that staying healthy means looking after yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually."

Staff from the Southern Downs Mental Health Service will have displays, supported by the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation, at the Warwick Library and Warwick Hospital throughout Mental Health Week.

There will also be a display in Rose City Shoppingworld on October 10 only.

Residents are encouraged to talk to the local mental health professionals who will have information available.

"Mental Health Week is about raising awareness and educating and equipping people with information about mental health issues and the pathways to recovery through a range of events and displays," Ms Peres said.

"The connectedness that healthy relationships bring to communities helps to build great lives and helps keep people well."

For more information on activities throughout Mental Health Week, contact Danielle Peres on 4699 8961.



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