Living Library

Wednesday, 07 October 2020 - Wednesday, 28 October 2020 | 1pm - 1:30pm | General

During Mental Health Month tune into the Living Library.

Engage with a unique story on the lived experience of mental illness, being a carer for family members with mental illness and professional expertise in the mental health sector. Live Q&A following each presentation.

The project aims to help the community understand the lived experience of mental illness, tackle stigma and normalise getting help.

Date and Times:

Connect to the Living Library on Facebook LIVE via the SWS Wellbeing Facebook page

Wednesday 7 October 2020, 1pm -1.30pm
Speaker: Mark Tayar is a health worker who uses his lived experience of Bipolar to help others.

Wednesday 14 October 2020, 1pm -1.30pm
Speaker: Nerissa Trindade is a carer for her wife who lives with Schizoaffective Disorder and PTSD. She will share her journey of growing through denial, awareness, resilience and now acceptance.

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 1pm -1.30pm
Speaker: Abir (Abbey) Lotfi will discuss her journey of mental health, recovery, family life and stigma in Arabic speaking communities of mental health issues.

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 1pm -1.30pm
Speaker: John Tran

For more information, contact: or 4621 8714.

Past speakers:

In 2019, a Living Library video series was produced locally and launched for Mental Health Month as an awareness-raising resource for mental health and wellbeing in South Western Sydney. Borrow a story at the Living Library here.

For all Living Library project updates, follow SWS Wellbeing on Facebook, on Instagram and on Twitter.

The Living Library is funded by Liverpool City Council and South Western Sydney Local Health District in collaboration with local government and non-government organisations.

Event Details

07 Oct 2020 - 28 Oct 2020
1pm - 1:30pm

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