October is a significant month for mental health awareness, with the celebration of Mental Health Week from 7 to 14 October, including World Mental Health Day on 10 October.
At Southern Cross Care (WA) (SCC (WA)), we understand the importance of mental health and the role it plays in our overall well-being. That’s why we’re excited to join this nationwide observance and bring awareness to this critical issue that touches so many lives.
The theme for Mental Health Week 2023 is ‘Mind. Body. Environment.’. A holistic approach to achieving recovery goals, and supportive mental health housing and environments, are at the core of the mental health services we provide at Southern Cross Care (WA).
Starting on 9 October, we’re hosting a ‘Community Options Open Day’ at our mental health home in Mt Claremont. This event will be an opportunity to meet the team and learn about the mental health support that SCC (WA) provides. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious morning tea!
On 13 October, we’re inviting everyone to our ‘Client Community Expo’ at the Centenary Community Centre in Belmont. Hosted by our clients, this expo will feature art and craft stalls, interactive wellness activities and games, tasty sensations, and an op shop.
These events are part of our ongoing commitment to support the mental well-being of individuals and their families in our community.
SCC (WA) CEO Clare Grieveson said, “At the heart of our mental health services is our commitment to supporting individuals to achieve their personal recovery goals to live a full life.”
“We are proud to offer a wide range of mental health services both within homes and out in the community. Our residential mental health program, Community Options, offers 24/7 care and support for residents aged between 18 and 65 who have experienced extended mental health challenges. We also offer mental health support out in the community, as well as a Family and Carer Support Program for unpaid carers and families of people living with serious and persistent mental illness.”
Whether you’re seeking support, looking to learn more, or want to show your support for mental health awareness, you are welcome to join us at our Mental Health Week events.
If you can’t get along to one of our events, you can follow along on socials where we will be dedicating posts to the inspiring stories of individuals living with mental health challenges and the extraordinary efforts of our teams who support them.
To book a ticket for the ‘Community Options Open Day’ or ‘Community Expo, ‘ head to <insert link>.