Focus on mental health


THE PSYCHIATRIC Hospital observed World Mental Health Day with a health fair today.

Co-organisers Denise Nicholls and Michelle Moore said the aim was to raise awareness about mental health issues and show people those diagnosed with such illnesses still had a contribution to make.

“The theme for the year is Living with Schizophrenia, which a tragic disease with those suffering from it often excluded but this is an era of tolerance and inclusiveness so those with mental health issues must be included. We want to show how they can function in society like anyone else,” said Nicholls.

Moore said one of the hospital’s strategic goals was to encourage family and the community at large to support those with mental health issues.

The health fair included presentations from several organisations, school tours and an aerobic session. (CA)


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