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Turn On, Tune In, Word Out. Tune In Festival – St George and Sutherland Mental Health Interagency

October 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


This free workshop is organised as part of Mental Health Month. The theme for this year’s mental health month is ‘Tune In’. Tuning in means being present, being aware of what’s happening within you and in the world around you. Tune In to your senses and take a moment to help still and focus your mind, as well as build positive connections.

About this workshop
Discover that you are the one you’ve been waiting for with this inspiring and uplifting poetry workshop! We’ll turn on our creative magic and tune in to our sense of belonging by write our own unique poem and wording out in celebration of our connection with a mini poetry slam.

About the presenters
Alise Blayney has a Creative Arts degree and is a poet, peer worker and editor. She has worked in mental health for over seven years and has been a Peer Educator with the Recovery & Wellbeing College for the past six years. Alise is intrigued by the relationship between creativity and mental/emotional distress. What trips her trigger is how word weaponry has the power to transmogrify reality, transcend trauma, dispel distress and make meaning of adverse experience.

Patrick Gould is a poet returning from a two year break and works as a Clinical Nurse Educator at the Prince of Wales Mental Health Service. He was a New South Wales State Finalist for the Australian Poetry Slam in 2017 and has performed poetry about mental health and burnout on ABC national radio. Despite this, he remains terrified of public speaking.

Shaun Hancock has a lived experience of recovery in both mental health, drugs and alcohol. He has completed over 52 courses at the Recovery & Wellbeing College and is a Peer Educator and member of the Student Voice Committee. For the past four years he has enjoyed being a DJ and for the past three years has been a freestyle rap artist called ‘Beejay Sash’.

More information / Enquiries
Enquiries can be directed to Community Services at 9710 0333 or communities@ssc.nsw.gov.au


October 27, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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