COMMUNITY ACTION FORUM - On Suicide & Mental Illness (Tues. 22 Sept, Hamilton)
COMMUNITY ACTION FORUM - On Suicide & Mental Illness (Tues. 22 Sept, Hamilton) - Please share....
Many people making comments on these pages and otherwise speaking to us have suggested it would be a good idea to bring affected families & friends together for mutual support, and to strengthen our collective voice.
We agree, but its a lot of work, and we are lucky that a number of friends and supporters have offered to help. We also want to do something in our son and brother's memory that might help others in a similar situation.
We also know there are already some groups doing excellent work in parts of the country - we thank them for the advice and support they've been giving from the start, and offer them an opportunity to build their support further and increase their networks. But there are also many who have worked and suffered in near silence, and we hope this might be an opportunity for their voices to be heard.
NOTE: The Aust/NZ College of Psychiatrists are having their biennial Conference in the upmarket Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton at the same time - a number of the psychiatrists responsible for Nicky's care (incl. Rees Tapsell, in charge of the Henry Bennett Centre) will be there - our forum just might help some of them realise that theuir profession doesn't have all the answers!
Please CONTACT Jane on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, and to register. It will be free for families/whanau & friends to attend, but we recognise there will be extra travel & accomm. costs for some - where possible, we will try to help with this.
Posted: Sat 25 Jul 2015