Connect with nature, connect with community, connect with self for mental wellbeing

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  • 7 Oct 2017

    Time: 12:00 - 21:00

    OPENING CEREMONY - Kalgoorlie

    In 2017, the Mental Health Week Opening Ceremony will be heading to the regions! This FREE flagship event will be held in Kalgoorlie, and will connect the community with a range of local mental health service providers in a fun and youth-oriented environment.

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    Join us for a Family Fun Day at Centennial Park in Kalgoorlie to celebrate the official opening of 2017 Mental Health Week.

    Building on the official theme of Mental Health Week, "Connect with nature, community and self for mental wellbeing", this special event encourages people of all ages to come along, enjoy some fun activities and entertainment, and start a conversation about mental wellbeing in your community.

    With Nathan Morris as MC, there will be activities on offer for everyone to come and try, from a range of games to show off your sporting prowess, to arts and crafts to unleash your creative flair. There will be live music, food stalls, entertainment and free giveaways! This event will be targeted at youth however all community members are welcome.

    Event and activities start: Meet AFLW Dockers players, services expo, live entertainment,  food vans, sumo suits, face painting, basketball, bouncy castle, sporting demos, and more! 

    Official Opening Ceremony, including Welcome to Country, speeches by the Hon Alanna Clohesy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier; Health; Mental Health), Deputy Mayor Allan Pendal, Rotary, meet the Mental Health Week Youth Ambassadors and hear one health consumer's mental health journey

    Activites continue

    Family outdoor movie event, 'Inside Out'  (PG) - bring your cushions! Prior to the movie, a short film highlighting youth mental health in Kalgoorlie will be screened for the very first time!


    • Location: Centennial Park (the Soundshell), LOT 3426 Hannan St, Somerville WA
    • Cost: free

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