Orange community launches award winning Glove Box Guide to Mental Health
Now in its eighth year, the award-winning Glove Box Guide to Mental Health was officially launched on Thursday 3 October at the Agrestic Grocer in Orange.
The 64- page Guide, a joint partnership between The Land and Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) shares personal stories of how people cope with and adapt to change as well as where people can find help for their mental health concerns when they need it.
With NSW in the grip of prolonged drought, the theme this year is ‘Journey Through Change’ highlighting the many and varied changes people go through in rural Australia – At Home, At Work, In The Community, as well as Where To Get Help.
RAMHP Program Manager Tessa Caton said we know change is a constant and it is how we adapt to it – or the journey through it, that makes us stronger.
“Many readers will be able to relate to the real and admirable stories from rural people and organisations who have overcome adversity or needed to navigate change in their life,” she said.
The Guide includes tips and information on decision-making and stress, juggling priorities during drought, how to connect to a support network and how to recognise when someone isn’t coping.
In recognition of the ongoing success of the Glove Box Guide, the Guide recently won The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Medal for services to mental health, which is the top TheMHS Award