October is Mental Health Month! With many local residents suffering increased isolation as a result of long lockdowns, raising mental health awareness is more important than ever. Oberon Council is collaborating with the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) to run an important mental health initiative and spread a positive mental health message amongst the community this October.

“We are asking the Oberon community to support the initiative by writing a mental health message on their driveways, bricks or farm gates during October,” RAMHP co-ordinator, Sonia Cox said. “By writing a short message for others to see, we are letting our neighbours know that we are here to support them, while also highlighting the importance of looking after our mental health and wellbeing.”

Research shows that one in five adults experience mental illness each year and is more prevalent in regional areas. If you need help with your mental health call NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511 or Lifeline 13 11 14.

Story from the Oberon Review, October 14, 2021.