Addison Road Community Organisation’s latest Community.a.Fair is running with the theme of Share the Journey.

It’s all part of Mental Health Month – and we’ll be celebrating, sharing information and all kinds of experiences at our Community.a.Fair event this Wednesday, October 2nd from 10am till 1pm.

Addi Road’s Mark Mordue went on 2SER-FM’s Drive program to speak with Danny Chifley about the day.

“I think we all know that anxiety and depression and suicide, all these issues, are rising out there. There’s a host of reasons for that. From social justice concerns and pressures like the low Newstart rate to the digital life we lead and how that isolates people. It’s very difficult to come together in a real physical way and very easy to feel that you’re on your own. So it’s really great, I think, that Addison Road Community Organisation are putting together a day like this – as much for people coming together, as for the information they can get during the day… and in a place where they can also enjoy getting that information.”

You can hear the 2SER-FM interview about ‘Community.a.Fair: Share the Journey’ here:

 

EVENT DETAILS

Addison Road Community Centre Organisation is proud to present a special Mental Health Month installment of our Community.a.Fair event series!

Community.a.Fair is a free, fun and open community get-together suitable for all ages from tiny to senior.

In October we are celebrating Mental Health Month, so come along and “Share the Journey”. Enjoy lunch on the green with live music and dance, and make the most of the free talks, activities and information available that will promote mental health.

– Free BBQ lunch
– Live Bollywood dance performance from Sydney Bollywood
– Origami and face-painting
– Jumping castle
– Smoking ceremony and YARN circle by YARN Australia
– Mental Health Forum featuring a panel of speakers
– Information stalls from local services

WHAT: Community.a.Fair: Share the Journey
WHEN: Wednesday October 2nd, 10am – 1pm
WHERE: Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road Marrickville
COST: FREE

EVENT PARTNERS: Connect Marrickville / Australian Government Department of Human Services / NSW Government Department of Justice / Beyond Blue / Community & Cultural Connections / Inner West Council / YARN Australia / Disability Services Australia / MTC Australia / Petersham TAFE / ACOSS

Addison Road Community Centre Organisation acknowledges that this event takes place on stolen land. We pay our respects to the traditional owners – the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded.

For full event details and regular updates, RSVP via the Facebook event: http://bit.ly/2myCv60

 

‘Community.a.Fair: Share the Journey’, 2019. Addison Road Community Organisation.

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