CWA Galston urges community to start a ‘Sconversation’ about mental health

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW is launching its annual Awareness Week campaign, to be held from 1- 8 September 2019. This year, Galston CWA, along with the 400 other CWA branches across NSW, is focusing on mental health awareness and support services in our communities, and how all of us can help make a difference.

Statistics show one in six women in Australia will suffer from depression and one in three will experience anxiety during her lifetime.

CWA of NSW is using its traditional ‘tea and scones’ reputation for a campaign around starting a ‘Sconversation’, an informal catch-up with friends on a regular basis. One of the organisation’s main messages this Awareness Week is the importance of a support network, the chance to talk about how you’re feeling in a safe and supportive environment on a regular basis, and ask for assistance should you need it.

One of the strengths of the CWA is the supportive social network it offers women so our members understand the power of a Sconversation – boil the jug, sit down and have a chat over a cuppa and, if you’re lucky, a scone too.

CWA Galston has chosen to highlight this year’s Awareness Week message at our PNG International Day.

Where: Galston Health and Resource Centre, Cnr The Glade and 17 Arcadia Rd Galston, New South Wales, Australia 2159
When: Wednesday 11th September 2019 at 10am

To support this mental health initiative, we will be offering a handy reference card to attendees, with our famous scone recipe on one side and support/assistance information on the other from our partner, the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP).

Maintaining strong mental health – and seeking support services – is challenging! It’s never been more important to Start a Sconversation with your friends and make it a regular catch-up in your diary. Too many people are still suffering in silence, and that’s something we can all start doing something about.

For further information please contact Jann – 0439 222 217 | Pam – 9653 1036 |www.facebook.com/CWAGalston

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