Awareness holds forums four times a year to provide information to people with lived mental health or addiction experience, as well as the wider community of friends, family, support people and clinicians.

Forum topics are chosen by Awareness members based on areas that people want to know more about in order to access helpful support, or to be able to self-advocate. Previous forums include Men’s Health, Self-harm, Making a Complaint, Queer Mental Health, New Services, Support for people with Mental Health and Addiction Challenges, Employment, Understanding the Law, Youth Mental Health, the Mental Health Act, and Technology for Wellbeing and Recovery.

Upcoming forums

Work and Income Forum

Wednesday 11th May – 10am-12.30pm

Oxford Terrace Baptist Church

Our next forum is coming up on Wednesday 11th May and will be looking and Work and Income. Following feedback from people involved in Awareness that Work and Income can be confusing – we are having WINZ along to talk about accessing assistance. A number of legal and advocacy services will also be coming along to provide info for people struggling to feel heard or get their needs met. This forum will be a great chance to answer your questions and get informed and empowered to access financial support.

Work and Income forum poster