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October 20, 2015
Hills News
Our very own Annemaree Gibson attended the High Tea held at Castle Hill Showground on Friday 2nd October, 2015 to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Month.
Extract from Hills News Front Page Article “Tea and Empathy for Mental Health” by Niki Burnside.

“About 150 residents of The Hills gathered for afternoon tea at Castle Hill Showground last Friday  to mark the launch of Mental Health Awareness Month.

All involved – including the mayor, experts in the field and Beyond Blue ambassador Allan Sparkes – believe reducing stigma can only be achieved through discussion….

Mayor Michelle Byrne said the disease affected people in a hidden way, which made it difficult to respond to.  We don’t understand it as well as we should, and it’s up to all of us to realise we have a responsibility to help each other.”