ARMADALE Hospital’s foyer came alive with plants and colour for this year’s Mental Health Week celebrations.
The event marked 50 years of raising mental health awareness, with 2017’s theme revolving around connecting with nature, community and self for social and emotional wellbeing.
The main foyer of the hospital was filled with herbs, potted vegetables and seedlings, while people were invited to paint messages of encouragement on canvas leaves for a ‘healing tree’.
Mental Health Service director Monica Taylor said mental health was not just about illness but also about the actions we can all take to maintain good mental health.
“The Armadale Mental Health Service is passionate about finding proactive ways to improve mental wellbeing,” Ms Taylor said.
“Activities such as gardening and building relationships with ourselves, our families and our community are just some ways we can keep our mind healthy.”
The hospital provides inpatient, outpatient and community services for adults primary from Armadale, Gosnells and Serpentine Jarrahdale.
To access resources for staying mentally healthy, visit mhw.waamh.org.au.