GP down south and the Waroona and Pinjarra Football clubs came together last weekend in a show of support to raise awareness of mental health in the local community.
The Peel Mobile Health Service and GP down south staff attended the Waroona vs Pinjarra match on Sunday 4th August to increase awareness of services that were available to help those struggling with mental illness.
Paul Reilly and Luke Beeson from GP down souths Assertive Outreach Team attending training on Tuesday night with the Waroona players. Paul and Luke spoke with the players and gave them an insight in to the program and the type of support they can provide.
Using prominent sporting clubs in the community was highlighted as a successful way to break down some barriers for people who are suffering from mental health issues but might not know what support is on offer.
GP down south thanks both Waroona and Pinjarra football clubs for the opportunity to promote mental health awareness and to decrease the stigma associated with mental health illnesses.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.