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Mary G Deadly Thinking Promotional Video
Mary G is the Patron of the Deadly Thinking programme. View her promotional video here.
It"ll be Alright in the Long Run
Video of the Mini Roadshows in Southern Queensland in February 2012 produced by the Queensland Alliance
Mini Roadshows February 2012
The Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (ACRRMH) is partnering with legendary singer-songwriter, John Schumann (ex Redgum leader and writer of “I Was Only 19”) and his seven piece band, the Vagabond Crew, to tour a morale-building/information-sharing “roadshow” through four drought and flooded-affected Queensland communities: - South Burnett (16/2),Tara (17/2), Dalby (18/2) and Clifton (19/2).
The name of the tour, “It’ll Be Alright in the Long Run”, is taken from Redgum’s 1980s hit song of optimism which the band played at the end of its concerts.
Creative Livelihoods has evolved from various Centre initiatives including Creative Recovery and is one in a series of exciting new ways to address the challenges faced by Aboriginal people living in rural and remote communities. The program builds and strengthens mental health and wellbeing by building livelihoods and encouraging economic independence via the creative arts.
The Deadly Thinking workshops are very well received and are generating much interest, support and requests from a number of communities. The workshops are raising awareness and understanding of depression, anxiety, and suicide in the context of family, community, cultural spirituality and sense of country. The workshops are also providing pathways for support and help and are identifying Indigenous community members able and willing to undertake more advanced training.
Mining Industry Mental Health Services
The Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health is working with forward thinking mining companies to address mental health issues that affect their workforce, reducing productivity and profitability, and increasing the risk of workplace accidents.