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Ruah Mental Health website goes live
08 November 2011

Colleagues and staff were treated to a lively program of film and music at this year’s Mental Health Week celebrations. The event, held at Bentley Technology Park, focused on the launch of the new Ruah Mental Health website, showcasing some of the unique programs featured on the site.

Videos of the Growing Strong Staying Strong Aboriginal wellbeing program were displayed, as well as a spiritual message from Noongar elder Noel Nannup. The audience caught a sneak peak of the innovative Secret Squirrel Business – A Guide to Mental Health Recovery, by Jenny Middlemiss; finishing with a performance by musician Georgi Kay (WAM Song of the Year, 2010).

The Mental Health Commissioner, Mr. Eddie Bartnik, launched the new website, paying tribute to Ruah’s contribution to the mental health field. Mr. Bartnik highlighted the Music Feedback program and the importance of early intervention and addressing the stigma of mental illness. He said the website would help to address stigma and enable people to gain access to quality mental health information and services.

The new website brings together almost 20 years of practice based evidence, drawing attention to an ecological philosophy, which focuses on an integrated approach to service delivery and the interconnectedness of the individual, family, broader community and environment (physical, natural and social). Soon the site will feature practical resources in a mental health and wellbeing toolbox, a dedicated practitioner login area, training calendar, research and publications, and much more.

Take a look www.ruahmentalhealth.com.au