Stress Less in the Park – a fun morning out in Mental Health Week 2016

‘Stress Less in the Park’ was a fabulous morning celebrating Mental Health Week on the Alice Springs Hospital Lawns on Friday 14 October. The atmosphere was fantastic – everyone was smiling and soaking up the sunshine and the CAAMA live broadcast. The feedback from the public was really positive, and there was the best attendance from schools and community in the three years that ‘Stress Less in the Park’ has been running. There was a great sense of community and camaraderie, with everyone happily engaging with the many service providers who had stalls and entertainment. Alice Springs Mayor Damien Ryan was one of the many who enjoyed the festive buzz. Be sure to join us next year at ‘Stress Less in the Park’ for FUN, FUN and more FUN!

Setting up for a big morning
Setting up for a big morning
Pam Acres (MH CAHS) photo-bombs the MHACA stall
Pam Acres (MH CAHS) photo-bombs the MHACA stall
MHACA stall ready for action
MHACA stall ready for action
Dr Curly and Dr Disco administering clown medicine
Dr Curly and Dr Disco administering clown medicine
The crowd enjoying a fun morning out
The crowd enjoying a fun morning out
Clown Dr Curly spreading happy medicine
Dr Curly spreading happy medicine
Clown Dr Curly, Neily O'Connell (headspace) and Clown Dr Curly
Dr Curly, Neily O’Connell (headspace) and Dr Disco
Clown Dr Curly and MHACA CEO Sabine Wedemeyer
Dr Curly and MHACA CEO Sabine Wedemeyer
CatholicCare NT stall
CatholicCare NT stall
MHACA's Billie-Jo Wesley advertising free hugs
MHACA’s Billie-Jo Wesley advertising free hugs
Billie-Jo Wesley giving a free hug
Billie-Jo Wesley giving a free hug
Billie-Jo Wesley befriending the Mayor Damien Ryan
Billie-Jo Wesley befriending Mayor Damien Ryan