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Date & Time
Thu 06 Oct
03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Region
Perth Metro
Venue
Luna Palace Cinema, Leederville
Address
155 Oxford Street
Leederville, WA,
Contact
Western Australian Association for Mental Health
[email protected]
62463000
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OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY - WA MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY - WA MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

The Mental Health Commission and the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) present the premiere of PIECES in association with Third Storey Pictures to launch Mental Health Week in 2022.

PIECES is a powerful film about a group of interconnected people living with mental health challenges who undertake an art therapy class that transforms not only their lives but the life of their teacher.

Please join us on Thursday 6 October from 3pm at Luna Palace Cinemas in Leederville for the Perth premiere of the PIECES to celebrate WA Mental Health Week.

The event will be officially opened by Minister for Mental Health The Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson, with a Q & A after the film with director Martin Wilson and some of the cast and crew on stage.

Tickets are $12 with proceeds going to community mental health organisation HelpingMinds. Please email [email protected] if you have a lived experience as a consumer, carer or family member and are unwaged or on low income, and we can organise a subsidy.

There will be more screenings of PIECES in regional towns across WA and at the Backlot in West Perth during Mental Health Week - more details to come.

Bringing PIECES to the big screen was a project close to director, Martin Wilson's heart. He made the film to highlight the extraordinary efforts of mental health carers - too often the invisible, unheard champions supporting people close to them with complex mental health challenges.

Please be aware this film may contain themes and topics which may be triggering for some audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

By launching the film in Mental Health Week, Martin hopes to demystify mental illness, and start conversations that debunks misconceptions and stereotypes that can amplify the stigma, discrimination and isolation experienced by people living with a mental illness diagnosis.

Register to attend via: https://waamh.arlo.co/register?sgid=c133e9c561ef4cf4aa96a72f25ff3d9e

WAAMH is able to offer people with mental health lived experience as a consumer, carer or family member complimentary tickets. Please email [email protected] if you'd like to apply (please note: this does not guarantee you a complimentary ticket).

We hope to see you at Opening Ceremony!

Please be advised the content in this film may contains sensitive topics that some people with lived or living experience as a consumer, carer or family member may find distressing. Viewer/reader discretion is advised. WAAMH will have wellbeing respondents located at the opening film event and support flyers on hand. Please evaluate your emotional resilience and wellbeing at time of viewing to avoid any unintended, potential distress.

This is a public event open to the whole community.

MHW Pieces Opening Ceremony
Mental Health Commission logo
Helping Minds logo
Mental Health Week logo
WAAMH logo
Third Storey Pictures logo
Factor 30 logo
ACF logo
Halo logo
Halphen Foundation logo
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