Melvin Speaks at “Why Mental Illness is Good for You” Event at Open State Festival

Melvin Gonzalez is a student of the Diploma of Community Services at the Australian Institute of Social Relations and a Community Support Worker with Relationships Australia SA’s PEACE Multicultural Services. Melvin was recently a guest speaker at the Open State Festival of Idea’s Mental Health Week event, “Why Mental Illness is Good For You”. He spoke about his lived experience with mental illness and the positive impact his experience has had on his life. Continue Reading

Focusing on Mental Health: Upcoming Courses

Mental health is everyone’s business. Research has shown that 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime, and over the course of a generation, half of the population will have some reduction in their mental health status. It’s important for everyone to develop skills in recognising and responding to someone who is struggling with mental health issues. Continue Reading

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