Mental Health and Wellbeing in Augusta Margaret River: Final Report

The Lishman Health Foundation has engaged the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health from the University of Newcastle to explore mental health and wellbeing approaches in Augusta Margaret River.

The Project Advisory Committee, established by the Lishman Health Foundation with representatives from across the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, have guided and supported this project. The consultation process has only been possible because of the commitment of people from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to address mental health and wellbeing in their community. Their willingness to provide their views openly and frankly has provided a solid foundation for moving forward to promote mental health and wellbeing across the community. The Final Report is now available for the community to view. 

This report describes the results of a project to explore options for addressing mental health and wellbeing in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. The project was undertaken to identify the key issues and explore community views about mental health and wellbeing in the area. The project represents a commitment to address mental health and wellbeing in the area.

Mental Health and Wellbeing: Final Report

100 Day Walk for Mental Health

Marg Rhodes and Pieter van Aalen will be participating in a ‘100 Day Walk for Mental Health’ from June to August 2019. This walk is approximately 2,000km long and starts in Canterbury and ends in Rome. In order to complete this walk, Marg and Pieter will walk on average 20km per day.

This walk isn’t just to challenge Marg and Pieter individually, but to raise awareness for mental health.

They feel very strongly about funding and supporting elective programs to assist people with mental health conditions and to find a way forward in managing their illness.

Mental health illness does not discriminate and affects many individuals, families and friends. Marg and Pieter understand this first hand as they have experienced the effects and impact of anxiety and depression on their young adult son.

The 100 Day Walk will be totally self-funded by Marg and Pieter. The Foundation will support Marg and Pieter’s journey by coordinating local fundraising opportunities with support from our volunteers. All money raised will go towards mental health programs coordinated by the Foundation.

To help get the word out, please share this with all friends and family.

Volunteer Morning Tea

The Lishman Health Foundation would like to invite our existing volunteers, and anyone interested in future volunteering, to join us for a cuppa and chat about the exciting volunteer opportunities available through the Foundation on Friday the 24 May 2019 from 10-11am in Conference Room 1 at SJOG Bunbury Hospital.

This is also our opportunity to thank our existing volunteers for your ongoing support of the Foundation.

We are very excited to have Marg Rhodes as our guest speaker at the morning tea.

Marg and Pieter will be embarking on a ‘100 Day Walk for Mental Health’ to raise awareness and funds for mental health. Marg and Pieter will be walking the Via Francigena over 100 days from June to August 2019 – a 2,000 km journey from Canterbury to Rome.

The Foundation will support Marg and Pieter’s journey by coordinating local fundraising opportunities with support from our volunteers. All money raised will go towards mental health programs coordinated by the Foundation.

Come along to hear more about the walk and how you can volunteer to support this wonderful cause.

We hope you can join us! Please RSVP to admin@vlfoundation.com or contact 0475 705 417.

Please click here to view the morning tea flyer. Please share with any of your friends that may also be interested in volunteering.

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Get access to hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do and support the Lishman Health Foundation at the same time. The Foundation will receive 20% of the proceeds to go towards funding mental health research programs for regional, rural and remote communities.

For more information or enquiries, please contact us on 0475 705 417 or email admin@vlfoundation.com.

 

 

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GenesisCare to launch new High Risk Familial Hyperlipidaemia Clinic at SJOG Bunbury

Health professionals are invited to attend the launch of the new GenesisCare high risk Familial Hyperlipidaemia clinic at SJOG Bunbury.

Presenters will include Dr Allison Morton, Kate MacLean and Dr Andrew Kirke. Please see the attached flyer for further details about the event.

Fundraising Dinner at Voyager Estate

Over 80 guests enjoyed a gourmet evening with the very best that the renowned Voyager Estate has to offer at the Lishman Health Foundation’s Fundraising Dinner on Saturday the 9th February 2019.

Guests were enthralled by Craig Challen, who was an integral part of the recent Tham Laung cave rescue team in Thailand and now Australian of the Year for Western Australia. International GP turned comic, Dr Ahmed Kazmi, was also on hand to thoroughly entertain the dinner guests throughout the evening.

The evening raised over $30,000 to fund the Augusta Margaret River Mental Health and Well Being research project which has been undertaken by the Centre for Rural and Regional Mental Health at the University of Newcastle. The Lishman Health Foundation is working in conjunction with communities in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to
explore approaches to promoting mental health and well-being in the area.

Click here to view the Voyager Estate Fundraising Dinner invitation.

 

 

Promoting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Augusta Margaret River

Community and Service Provider Consultation

The Lishman Health Foundation is working in conjunction with communities in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to explore approaches to promoting mental health and wellbeing in the area. We have engaged the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) to undertake this project.

For more information, please click on the link to the information sheet below.

Community and Service Provider Consultation Information Sheet

      

 

Presentation of Achievements

The Board of the Lishman Health Foundation hosted the 2018 Presentation of Achievements on Monday the 26th November at St John of God Bunbury Hospital.

Thank you to our supporters, life members and partners who attended this event to learn more about our achievements in 2018 and our plans for 2019. We look forward to working with you again in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child Health Symposium

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Over and above the usual demands of bringing up kids, parents of a child or children with learning difficulties face a maze of consultations with experts and service providers that can feel like going in circles rather than making progress. Read more

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