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Mental Health Forum in Mt Gambier

Mental health consumers, carers and the wider community can hear about the latest mental health developments in their region and across the state at a forum in Mount Gambier this month.

Experts by Experience Officer Angela Cordon said the forum would provide information about regional mental health services and developments, as well as the work being undertaken across the state.

“The theme for next month’s Experts by Experience forum is ‘Positivity and Possibilities’ and will focus on the many exciting and positive mental health projects occurring throughout regional South Australia, including Mount Gambier,” Angela Cordon said.

“It will be a great opportunity for residents to meet with the local mental health team to network and share ideas, as well as others in the community who are interested in mental health.

“The forum is being coordinated by myself and another Experts by Experience Officer Lyn English.

“We both have lived mental health experience as a carer and a consumer, and work across regional South Australia to directly engage with people impacted by mental health.

“We ensure that the views of consumers and carers living in rural South Australia go directly to managers and the Mental Health Executive of Country Health SA.

“We have had great turnouts at these forums in the past and encourage anyone interested in mental health services who would like to contribute to driving change in their community to come along and contribute their ideas.”

The forum will be held at the Quality Inn Presidential on Jubilee Highway West, Mount Gambier, on Tuesday 18 November, from 10am to 3pm.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided and some assistance with travel may be available, but must be pre-arranged.

For catering purposes please register by ringing Lyn English on 0401 053 082 or Angela Cordon on 0467 779 359 or email expertsbyexperience@health.sa.gov.au

Experts by Experience forums are held throughout regional South Australia and this forum follows on from previous information days in Whyalla, Mount Barker, Maitland and Berri earlier this year.

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