Local actors workshop to challenge the stigma around mental illness
Local actor Myles Pollard has volunteered to present a workshop challenging the stigma of mental illness.
This follows as Naturaliste University of the Third Age (NatU3A) approached Mr Pollard and asked if his workshops, which are intended for school students, could be adapted for university members.
Mr Pollard said that his workshops could be easily adapted and people would enjoy themselves, be able to stimulate their brains in memory and problem-solving, enhance their social interaction, develop focus skills, as well as explore self-expression.
Naturaliste University of the Third Age is described as a “university” full of like-minded people who enjoy learning and meeting together to participate in courses and other activities.
NatU3A is a community organisation which promotes healthy aging by sharing educational, creative, leisure activities provided by their own members.
This workshop is just one of the many activities that promotes valuable mental health benefits for its members and helps those who may feel lonely or depressed.
Mr Pollard aims to help people understand the stigmas of mental illness and how to recognise them and adopt coping strategies.
The workshop will take place on June 16, at The People Place at 2pm.
Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.
Sign up for our emails