Celebrating Diversity in West End

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Cr Helen Abrahams with Mike Meade from Reclink and an event attendee

People’s Park in Boundary St a focus for community engagement.

On October 10, the Inner South Interagency Network (ISIN) held an event for the local West End Community as a part of Mental Health Day.

The local community was invited to join us for an afternoon of sausages, singing and fun activities at People’s Park in Boundary Street, West End.  The event was attended by a wide variety of people including those with a lived experience of mental ill health, local service providers and the general public.

Music was provided by the Richmond Fellowship’s Choir and a drumming circle supported by Reclink, drawing in passing crowds.  A free sausage sizzle, cold drinks and fruit were also provided to the general public.

Activities on the day included art and craft, yoga, hula hooping, juggling and a yarning circle.  Information about support services for those experiencing mental health difficulties was also available on the day.

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Richmond Fellowship Choir serenading in People’s Park

The event was kindly funded by the local councillor Helen Abrahams, via the Suburban Initiative Fund.  Over 150 people attended the event and ISIN hopes to make the event an annual occurrence.

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