Rockingham AAD launches on World Mental Health Day
The launch, opened by Reece Whitby (MLA, Baldivis) saw over 90 people coming together to be part of this initiative and share their personal stories while answering questions on gaps in service provision and their thoughts on how to improve treatment of depression. The feedback will be used to determine future focus for the Alliance.Among the speaks were people with lives experience, Youthovation, Youth Focus, Art Mindfulness for the Soul, Western Australian Homeless Advocate, Constable Care, Lifeline and the AAD Coordination Centre. It really saw people and organisations come together and not only showcase services available in Rockingham but to develop a strategy as a united community.
The Alliance now aims to meet once a month to connect local service providers and community members and, using the feedback from the launch, identify where there are needs that are currently not being met. The idea is to have a cohesive connection with service providers and community members that allows for a much better integration and knowledge about the services available in the community and better access for people struggling with depression.