THE Perth Active Depression Support Group has opened a free drop-in clinic at the Subud Centre in East Victoria Park.
The clinic is open every Tuesday.
Founder Rahul Seth, of Victoria Park, has run the support group since 2016 and held various events throughout the metro area.
Early this year he was looking for a local venue to support the service when the Subud Centre offered space for free.
Mr Seth previously worked in accounting but found his career was affected by poor mental health due to a focus from his upbringing on work and academic achievements, rather than a balanced life filled with multiple passions, skills and networks.
He said he had experienced both the perils of mental health and the positive recovery that could be made from the battle with the ‘black dog’.
“The key to mental health recovery and living a happy life is developing various social connections,” Mr Seth said.
“The aim of the drop-in clinic is to champion the message of inclusion and connection through fun activities such as playing board games and mindful colouring.”
The drop-in clinic will run for a month-long trial, ending on August 28.
For details, email PerthADSG@icloud.com.
If you are depressed or needing help, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14.