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Positive mental health: Get along to the carnival

Positive mental health: Get along to the carnival
Published 5 October 2017

Nurture. Dynamic. Inclusive. Self-belief.

Harnessing the arrival of the NDIS, these are the themes of the City of Playford’s Mental Health Week celebration Carnival in the North on 11 October.

Carnival in the North is an annual event, held at the Playford Civic Centre, which highlights positive mental health and the local services available to the community.

The event helps to create a more inclusive and equitable world for people living with a mental illness by removing barriers to inclusion and reducing the stigma.

Mental health support providers will promote their services at Carnival in the North, with 50 stalls present on the day.

City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty will officially open the day, with South Australian Mental Health Commissioner Chris Burns the guest speaker.

Mental-health worker Dallas, from United Communities at Smithfield, will speak about her personal journey; via exercise and accessing support.

NDIS service providers will also be present at Carnival in the North to answer questions about mental health plans and the new model for funding mental-health services.

Carnival in the North will be held from 10am to 1am on 11 October.

Read Dallas' 10 tips for positive mental health.