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