Key Services in the City of Boroondara and with the help of REDBUBBLE collaborate to unite and break mental health stigma through visual image.

The Exhibition: (Saturday 6th of October – Sunday 14th of October, 2007). Selected work will be exhibited on public display boards under the Glenferrie railway bridge on Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. The theme is “A day in the life”, with images depicting the world as seen through the lens of this talented group of people.

Images will also available for viewing and sale on www.redbubble.com/people/adayinthelife .

The Photographers: Reside in the City of Boroondara and experience issues with mental illness. Photographers were guided by the expertise of professional photographer Randi Wagner to compose their work, and to further explore the power of photography as a platform for self-expression and communication.

The Rationale: Mental health is a concept that is relevant to ALL Australians – not just the 1 in 5 who experience periods of mental ill health. Furthermore, public perception often centers on the devastating effects of mental illness. Therefore, the public profile of the “a day in the life” exhibition attempts to shift the focus from mental ILLNESS to mental HEALTH.

The Agencies: IEMHSA – Mosaic Rehabilitation Service, City of Boroondara –CROP, the Salvation Army-EastCare, Hawthorn Community Mental Health Service, ARAFEMI, Denham House, Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Prague House, Uniting Church – Good Grub, Boroondara Community Health Centre and St Vincent de Paul. All services work with people who live in the City of Boroondara and experience a mental illness.

  • Age: 10
  • Joined: October 2007
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