TAFE Western Orange College’s Mental Health Month activities have received a huge boost with highly-regarded mental health organisation Black Dog Institute coming this week to deliver a special presentation.
TAFE Western Counsellor and psychologist Rachael Buckerfield said Black Dog Institute was a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression, bipolar disorder and suicide.
Ms Buckerfield confirmed Black Dog Institute will deliver a free, 60 minute presentation in the Winhanganha Building at TAFE Western’s March Street Orange College at 6pm on Thursday, with all TAFE Western students, staff and the wider community invited and encouraged to attend.
“Black Dog was the term Winston Churchill used to describe his depression and often people living with depression describe it as something dark that is constantly lurking in the background,” Ms Buckerfield said.
“This presentation is called “Breaking Down Depression and Building Resilience” and will be an informative and valuable presentation about what mood disorders are, their causes, how to spot early warning signs and how to build personal resilience.
“The desired outcome is that attendees will be more informed and better equipped to identify warning signs and feel more comfortable seeking help.”
The following topics will be covered:
For more information about the Black Dog Institute presentation or Mental Health Month in Orange, find Orange Youth Mental Health Month on Facebook or phone Ms Buckerfield on 6391 5696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org