Mental Health Month’s theme this year was Share the Journey. We can share the journey in many ways, as simple as sharing a cuppa, a stroll, a task, a yarn, a hug, a memory, a meal or a tune.
We decided this year to help raise awareness by inviting community to ‘Share a Tune’ at a Lip Sync Battle for primary school students, high school students and local community members. The event was held at Braddock Public School on Tuesday 23rd October between 5:30 – 7:30pm.
As well as being entertained by the wonderful performances, community were able to enjoy local service stalls including Platform Youth Services, Breakthru, Headspace, Relationships Australia, LikeMind, Primary Health Network (PHN), a free BBQ, pancakes and coffee.
There were prizes for best performance and best dressed. Congratulations to Angel for winning best performance and the winners of best dressed, Donna & Kathleen (Kenny & Dolly).
This was a light hearted, hilarious and uplifting event. It was great to see people not take themselves too seriously, laugh and have fun while amusing the crowd.
We would like to shout out to everyone who entered and/or supported the Lip Sync Battle and had a go; to the students from Cranebrook High for looking after the sound and lighting, you did an outstanding job and to the teachers for being on board with this idea as well as their unforgettable performance of Cher’s Turn Back Time. We were overwhelmed by all of your support.
We would also like to say a special thanks to our guest speaker Blake Williams who shared his own battles with mental health, specifically anxiety and depression. Your honesty, strength, bravery, acceptance and willingness to share your story really moved us and the whole community. You are an inspiration to many of our young people and by being open about your own struggles with mental health shows others that it is okay to be not okay and that they are not alone. Blake performed his original song Lovan from his EP News and it was truly an incredible performance. You are such a star.
To find out more about Mental Health Month click here.
Did you miss out on our Lip Sync Battle? Don’t worry, we made sure to capture the day! Check out the videos below: