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GP Down South expo showcasing Manjimup community health services during Mental Health Week

Melissa PedeltyManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Donna Masters from BYA Youth Case Management, and Tamara Barron from APM Employment Services.
Camera IconDonna Masters from BYA Youth Case Management, and Tamara Barron from APM Employment Services. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Community health organisations from across Manjimup shire have gathered to showcase their range of services in recognition of Mental Health Week.

GP Down South Manjimup hosted the event that featured more than 10 organisations at the Manjimup Heritage Park, aiming to demonstrate the array of health services accessible to individuals living within Manjimup and surrounds.

Presentations and activities were conducted by several organisations, including BYA Youth Case Management, APM Employment Services, Manjimup Community Garden, Luxe Pilates, South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service, Manjimup Community Resource Centre’s Volunteer Opportunity Development Service, and Joblife Employment.

GP Down South program manager and Aboriginal health worker Miranda Kelleher said it was important for her to host an event like this during Mental Health Week as it was a topic close to her heart.

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Ms Kelleher lost both her stepsister and best friend to suicide and wants to let people know that there are services and options available if they ever need help.

“Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem,” she said.

“There are other options out there for you.”

Ms Kelleher said she wished to communicate to people a holistic approach to mental health and felt that the expo was a good way of doing so.

She said she was already planning for next year’s event and hoped to continue to showcase the many wonderful organisations and services available to those living in the area.

GP Down South

GP Down South offers Aboriginal health services in Manjimup. They implement strategies and provide resources to improve the health and wellbeing of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

(08) 9771 2260

Carleen Kicket and Miranda Kelleher from GP Down South Manjimup.
Camera IconCarleen Kicket and Miranda Kelleher from GP Down South Manjimup. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

BYA Youth Case Management

BYA Youth Case Management is a single entry point in the Warren Blackwood region for young people aged between 12 and 25 looking for support. The program has been developed to support young people and their families who often struggle in the process of finding the right help at the right time.

APM Employment Services

APM Employment Services delivers Workforce Australia programs to support jobseekers across the region. As part of the new Workforce Australia, their teams help participants search for work, apply for jobs, learn in-demand skills, and meet local employers who need to hire people right now.

(08) 9777 2034

Donna Masters from BYA Youth Case Management, and Tamara Barron from APM Employment Services.
Camera IconDonna Masters from BYA Youth Case Management, and Tamara Barron from APM Employment Services. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Manjimup Community Garden

Manjimup Community Garden is a genuine community garden for everyone in the Manjimup community, including community groups and organisations. It is a place where all are welcome and encouraged to participate, and a safe place for community interaction.

Ann Bentley from Manjimup Community Gardens.
Camera IconAnn Bentley from Manjimup Community Gardens. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Luxe Pilates

Luxe Pilates offers Pilates and fitness classes in Manjimup. Since opening their doors over four years ago they have met, worked with, and cheered on hundreds of men and women throughout their Pilates journeys.

0409 431 213

Bree Serafini, Tash Somers, Lara Giblett, 2, and Heidi Tempra.
Camera IconBree Serafini, Tash Somers, Lara Giblett, 2, and Heidi Tempra. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service

South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service provides a comprehensive alcohol and drug service to the Manjimup community in partnership with St John of God Social Outreach and the Mental Health Commission.

1800 198 024

Paul Snellgrove from South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service.
Camera IconPaul Snellgrove from South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Volunteer Opportunity Development Service

The Manjimup Community Resource Centre’s Volunteer Opportunity Development Service aims to encourage and assist people from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups to become engaged in volunteering and to be enriched by their experience.

08 9777 2774

Sam Russell, Louise Kingston, and Clare Quinn from Manjimup CRC's Volunteer Opportunity Development Service.
Camera IconSam Russell, Louise Kingston, and Clare Quinn from Manjimup CRC's Volunteer Opportunity Development Service. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Joblife Employment

Joblife Employment provides jobs for people with disability, injury or illness. Through their partnership with Life Without Barriers they offer a range of services that go beyond employment, so you get the support you need to gain paid work and financial independence.

1800 319 502

Wendy Maddans and Charlee Rowe from JobLife Employment.
Camera IconWendy Maddans and Charlee Rowe from JobLife Employment. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

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