Discussing Youth Mental Health for Mental Health Week.
I’m honoured to be invited as a panellist for the City of South Perth
‘s Youth Mental Health Panel as part of their Mental Health Week activities.
Chair: Joanna Worthington – brings a wealth of experience as a mental health support worker who is very familiar with Mental Health Services across the Perth Metro area. She worked for over 9 years as a Peer Support Worker and Peer Mentor in mental health recovery and Lived Experience Coordinator for Suicide Prevention. Joanna’s extensive mental health recovery and early intervention training includes Mental Health Certificate 4, Pride in Practice (LGBTIQ Awareness), Self-Management and Recovery Tools (SMART) Facilitation Certificate, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Facilitation Certificate, Flourish Facilitator Certificate (Peer led Recovery Program) and Laughter Yoga Training.
Kate Purcell – has published a book “Hope Calling” about her journey through the wilderness of mental health and self-exploration. Her tumultuous experiences with anorexia nervosa, anxiety and depression, and schizoaffective disorder are documented in detail, along with diary entries and clinical case notes. Her journey to recovery is outlined and there is also a section for wellness tools and advice. Kate will be selling signed copies of her book “Hope Calling” for $30 on the night.