The were more than 30 reminders of mental health’s importance at Albert Hall on Wednesday as part the annual Mental Health Week Expo.
Held to coincide with Mental Health Week, 32 stall holders ranging from Red Cross to City Mission were on hand to give a glimpse of the services they offer.
Headspace community liaison officer Alison Filgate said the expo was about showcasing the broad spectrum of support services.
“We really want to remove the stigma and let people know it’s okay to come down and find out what is going on,” she said.
“I think it’s a great way of accessing these services without walking into someone’s building.
I think it’s a great way of accessing these services without walking into someone’s building.Alison Filgate
“It’s also a good networking opportunity for some of our stall holders, who may not have time to catch up with each other normally.”
The event included a range of interactive activities, with the Police, Citizens and Youth Club among the organisations to conduct outdoor workshops.
Wednesday marked the fifth year the expo had been held, and its fourth year at Albert Hall.
Mental Health Week runs until October 14.
This year’s theme is ‘Stronger, Together’.