In partnership, Clarence Valley Council Community Development (Youth), Clarence Youth Action group, On Track Community Programs and OTCP Clear Minds Youth Reference group will be organising the Grafton Zombie Walk on the 8th of October from 3.00pm till 6.30pm as part of Mental Health Month with a specific focus on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.
Mental Health Week aims to activate, educate and engage the community about mental health through a week of interactive events across the state including an official launch, community festivals, art exhibitions, music, theatre and seminars.
The event will begin with a walk from Memorial Park to Market Square in Grafton and conclude with youth music/dance entertainment, Out of the Box activities, stalls and food.The Saraton Theatre will also be involved by organising a zombie themed movie to screen after the event. Movie to be announced shortly.
If you are walking in a group of more than 5 participants, please
complete online registration at – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d48aaad28a7f49-zombie
Alternatively, you can register on the day at Memorial Park.
Sign in at Memorial Park anytime from 2.30pm on Saturday the 8th of October.
Why are we holding this event?
• Promote the importance of mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed
• Promote the Mental Health Month 2016 theme of “Learn & Grow” message that aims to reduce the stigma around mental health because by increasing mental health literacy help seeking behaviours are encouraging
• Connect young people and community members with information about the services that are available to them
• Support local young talent by providing opportunities for young people 12-25 years to perform at the event
• Provide positive and engaging face to face interaction between youth, community and local service providers and community based organisations
• Break down the barriers between young people and services with the aim to encourage help seeking
• Help young people to feel connected and supported in our community by promoting a sense of acceptance, inclusion, belonging and connectedness
• Provide young people and community members with information about youth specific health mental services and positive strategies
• Create ongoing partnerships between education, health and local service providers
• Creating opportunities for youth led projects
So come along, bring your family and friends, and dress up to support youth mental health!