Friends get talking about mental health

Brittany Young and Rebecca Miller.
Brittany Young and Rebecca Miller.

Friends Brittany Young and Rebecca Miller , with six others, came up with the Love to Love You event in order to get more young people aware of and talking about mental health.

‘I was doing a course in self expression and leadership and was looking at the importance of self love and how it translates to anxiety, depression and life in general,’ Ms Young said.

‘The idea for the event came from that and aims to get people having a conversation about mental health.

‘Mental health issues are still considered to have stigma attached to them. It is important to break this down, especially in young people.’

Ms Miller, who will be one of the speakers at the event, has dealt with her own issues of depression and anxiety.

‘It is something that is not freely discussed among young people but, one in 10 people will have anxiety and one in five Australians will have depression,’ she said.

The event will feature two other speakers, bands and activities based on discussing mental health.

‘We want people to have fun but also remember the reason why they are at the event,’ Ms Miller said.

Money raised through the event will go to Headspace.

What: Love to Love You

When: Saturday, June 1 from 7.30pm-11.30pm

Where: Perth City Farm, East Perth

Tickets: $20

Info: facebook.com/event/597925826887146/