Fiesta tackles the tough stuff

Fiesta tackles the tough stuff

People of all ages enjoyed headspace Armadale’s Fiesta. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

A not-for-profit mental health service was packed to the rafters last Thursday as it hosted a fiesta for mental health week.

About 60 guests attended headspace Armadale to relish in a variety of free activities and entertainment including acoustic and DJ sets, henna, face painting and art workshops.

Guests also had the opportunity to lounge around with five greyhounds from Greyhound Adoptions WA and put their pedal power to the test on the bike blender to make a healthy smoothie.

headspace Armadale community engagement officer Suellen Althaus said there was a lot of buzz and positive energy during the event, which concluded with the official launch of the video “Tackling the Tough Stuff Together”.

“In collaboration with Arks Rugby Union Club and Art vs Depression we made a two minute video which promoted ways for young men to look after their headspace or what we like to say ‘training minds’,” she said.

“This was a great grassroots community project that has now received almost 5,000 views on Facebook in just under a week and we haven’t even released it via YouTube or Instagram yet.”

Ms Althaus said the fiesta event was a great opportunity for members of the community to come to the centre to learn what services were on offer and see how easy it is to talk to someone if needed.

If you or anyone you know is struggling they can seek support at headspace through face-to-face, online and telephone services.

Photographs – Aaron Van Rongen.