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: SWSLHD-WellbeingCollaboration@health.nsw.gov.au or 4621 8714.
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.
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.