Mental Health Week forum, I was asked if I was available to be a part of the media launch as well.
Michael actually came to Aaron's funeral (I am still surprised as to who and how many people came to his funeral - I guess when you're a very loved school teacher that politicians and people from the community want to attend) and I've seen him a few times at different events since then including the Presentation Assemblies at Kings Meadows High School at the end of each year.
After we spoke they had different organisations there getting everyone involved in different things that can help your mental health, including making a promise about what you will be doing to help your own mental health.
They had some instructors from the gym there so we jumped in and did a little workout. It wasn't a good idea in a dress, so I didn't last long :)
These are the people working behind the scenes to organise the Mental Health Forum including our friend Alison who has been running the Facebook page and taking portraits of people who are sharing their mental health story on the page. Kobe's photo went up on the page today. He was so cute with what he wanted to say. You can read it here.
It's only a week until the free forum is on (Monday 10th October at the Tramsheds in Launceston at 7pm). It should be really interesting as the other panel members have a lot of experience and knowledge to share. Dr Mark Cross is running other events in town on before the forum and is also doing a book signing at the ABC shop.