In celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month, BaptistCare HopeStreet Windale will host ‘A Day with Hope’ including a BBQ breakfast with a difference on Wednesday, October 21, between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

The morning will provide the opportunity to experience live music, participate in art and creativity, and genuinely connect with the HopeStreet team, community, and mental health support workers.

Rebecca Roberts, HopeStreet Windale, says the event is open to the Windale community and exists to alleviate the feeling of isolation that is all too familiar during the time of COVID-19.

“We want people to understand they are definitely not alone, even though they might feel it, particularly if they have to isolate if they are sick or a family member is sick. We want them to know HopeStreet Windale is a welcoming space for anyone at anytime, and that supportive mental health services are available to them.”

“During A Day with Hope, we’re going to have our chaplain onsite alongside our team of case workers and client support workers. People can come in and chat to them if they need to or make bookings for further sessions.”

A local musician will be performing songs about friendship and connection, and a local artist will also be onsite.

“The artist will set up some paints and canvas, and encourage attendees to participate in a community art project. This will signify that they are one individual but we’re all connected as part of the HopeStreet community, and Windale as our broader community,” said Rebecca.

The theme for October as Mental Awareness Month is Tune In.

“This is a way for people to physically tune in to what’s happening in the moment here, but also tuning in to family and friends, or tuning in to HopeStreet community members.”

“We hope it’s a bit of a springboard to encourage people to connect and tune in, particularly in times of COVID and as it continues to drag on.”

For more information about this event, contact BaptistCare HopeStreet Windale.