Increasing Community Access

Mental Health Promotion

Working in partnership with other health & welfare organisations, the BHUDRH has been a driving-force in staging events to promote mental health literacy and decrease stigma during Mental Health Month held in October.

In 2011 and 2012 movies were shown at the Silver City Cinema during Mental Health Month. Evaluation activities demonstrated the benefits of these movies in shifting attitudes towards individuals experiencing mental illness and challenging the myths associated with mental illness.

From 2013 to 2017 a series of concerts featuring comedians and Indigenous performers were staged in local communities. These positive community events promote both physical and social & emotional wellbeing. Again a community partnership approach facilitated non-threatening approaches to disseminate messages of community connectedness, resilience building strategies and pathways to care.