Free

Changing the Conversation in Mental Health - Be part of the change

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Aldinga Institute Hall

23 Old Coach Road

Aldinga, SA 5173

Australia

View Map

Event description

Description

Join us for a thought provoking afternoon with Matt Ball (2017 Australian Mental Health Nurse of the Year) and our international guest Oryx Cohen (Co-Producer of Healing Voices and the Chief Operating Officer at the Empowerment Centre in the USA).

Are you interested in finding out more about how you can join the movement, creating understanding, connection and meaning in Aldinga and Sellicks community?

Do you want to live in a community where people with mental health difficulties are valued citzens?

Do you have a mental health difficulty and want to share your ideas on how we can better support people?

Come along to the screening of Healing Voices. This award winning documentary goes a long way to healing our fear of people whom society commonly labels as ‘schizo’, ‘mad’ or ‘crazy’. The message in this film is that understanding, rather than fear, is what people who have experienced these conditions need.

Healing Voices follows the lives of three people, Oryx, Jen, and Dan, who have all been diagnosed with mental illness. Oryx, Jen, and Dan are each very different, but all are articulate and insightful in describing their journey from extreme states to satisfying relationships and meaningful work. The film’s director, Patrick Moynihan, describes his film as a “grassroots, non-theatrical film.’ While the film is full of emotional triggers, it is nonetheless a must see for anyone who has been touched by mental illness, including our clinicians and support people. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "The salvation of the world lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."

After the screening Matt and Oryx will discuss their vision for a brighter and more connected future for the communities we live within. We will then move into a q & a with Hon. Katrine Hildyard, Matt Balll, Oryx Cohen and Lauren Jew where everyone will be given an opportunity to ask questions and join the discussion.

This event is open to anyone, including people with lived experience, supporters of people with lived experience, community members, decision makers, psychologists, counsellors, service users, service refusers, psychotherapists, mental health support professionals, psychiatrists, managers and individuals with a general personal interest.

http://healingvoicesmovie.com/

Soft drinks, tea, coffee and nibbles will be no cost. A free creche will be available, if you would like to use this please contact Aldinga Beach Children's Centre on 8557 6208.

This event is a partnership between the Aldinga Beach Children's Centre, the Humane Clinic and supported by City of Onkaparinga.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Matt Ball on 0452 272 009 humaneclinic@outlook.com or Lauren Jew on 0481 282 383 lauren.jew@sa.gov.au


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Aldinga Institute Hall

23 Old Coach Road

Aldinga, SA 5173

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved