Marr Mooditj Training students aiming to ‘Change Da Shame’ around mental health

Marr Mooditj staff member Cindy O'Dea and students Heather Jacobs and Cassie Docherty.
Marr Mooditj staff member Cindy O'Dea and students Heather Jacobs and Cassie Docherty.

MARR Mooditj Training students have aims to ‘Change Da Shame’ surrounding mental health.

As part of a final project, students are running the second annual Change Da Shame expo this week in an attempt to raise awareness and de-stigmatise mental heath.

Diploma student Heather Jacobs said the campaign served as a starting point to open up a conversation and provide information on where and how to access mental health services in the South Perth area.

“Unless there is education and awareness it’s always going to be like ‘us and them’ and its not (like that); it takes us all to make the world go round” she said.

“People suffering from mental health issues just need a bit more support, just like somebody who has lost their leg.”

The expo will be running until Thursday, between 9am-5pm, at Waterford Plaza.

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