South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) runs the event every year in a bid to raise awareness and knowledge about mental health and wellbeing, with statistics showing up to 45 per cent of people will experience some sort of mental illness at some point in their lives.
SMHS mental health executive director Elizabeth Moore said research showed music can enhance health and reduce stress.
‘Music often results in a more emotional response than language and can help us to relax and reduce anxiety, which in turns boosts our immune system,’ she said.
‘Music to Open Your Mind brings the community together to promote good mental health and help reduce stigma associated with mental illness.’
The musical line-up for this weekend’s event includes Boys Boys Boys, Harry Deluxe and Kavisha Mazzella.
Visit website www.southmetro politan.health.wa.gov.au/music for more information.
Music to Open Your Mind is on Sunday, March 16, from 12.30pm to 5pm.