Cloverdale mum wins St John of God Health Care’s photo comp with candid picture of son and great-grandfather

Cloverdale mum wins St John of God Health Care’s photo comp with candid picture of son and great-grandfather

CLOVERDALE photographer Michelle Carberry has taken out first prize in St John of God Health Care’s national Healthy Men, Healthy Minds photo competition.

Ms Carberry was advised that the portrait of her son and his great-grandfather , ‘Nearly a century between these two,’ had beaten more than 200 other entries to win first prize, an iPad Air 2, last Friday.

Her photo, taken just over a year ago, captured a special moment between her grandfather, Bill and her son, Henry.

“We took a holiday to New Zealand just over a year ago so we could introduce Henry to my grandfather, his great-grandfather,” Ms Carberry said.

“The two of them were lying on the floor playing when I quickly snapped the photo.”

The Healthy Men, Healthy Minds photo competition ran during Men’s Health Week to raise awareness of the one in 10 Australian fathers who experience peri-natal anxiety and depression.

Entrants were required to submit a photograph that showed the positive relationship between a child and a significant male in their life.

It was the fourth time St John of God Health Care has run the Healthy Men, Healthy Minds competition, which helps profile the organisation’s Raphael Services.

Raphael Services provide specialist services to parents and families who suffer from anxiety, depression and other mental health issues during pregnancy and following childbirth, a time known as the peri-natal period.