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MEDIA RELEASE Taking the Taboo Out of Talking

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									                                   RIVERINA DIVISION OF GENERAL PRACTICE AND PRIMARY HEALTH LTD
                                                                                                           Incorporating Barrier Division


                                                                                                                       30 September 2009


  Riverina Division of General
  Practice & Primary Health Ltd
  Incorporating Barrier Division


                                                                   MEDIA RELEASE
                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
            Head Office
     Riverina Division of
      General Practice &
      Primary Health Ltd
    1/185 Morgan Street
           PO Box 5663                       Taking the Taboo Out of Talking
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

        Phone: 02 6923 3100
           Fax: 02 6931 7822       Event: Taking the Taboo Out of Talking
Email: division@rdgp.com.au        Date: Saturday 10 October 2009
   URL: www.rdgp.com.au
                                   Venue: the Wagga Music Bowl, Wagga Wagga
                                   Time: 1pm – dusk
      Broken Hill Office           As part of Mental Health Week, Riverina headspace is hosting a free music festival, Talk ‘09 at the
         Barrier Division
        248 Oxide Street
                                   Wagga Music Bowl on Saturday 10 October 2009 - the event is billed as Taking the Taboo Out of
             PO Box 714            Talking.
   Broken Hill NSW 2880

        Phone: 08 8087 9330
                                   The theme for the afternoon is communication. Taking the taboo out of talking is all about people
          Fax: 08 8087 9332        becoming more comfortable with communication and seeing the benefits of talking things out.

                                   On the bill are five bands interspersed with several speakers on the topic of mental health.

                                   The bands include The Happy Endings, File Saved (formerly known as E.E.S, previous winners of
                                   Triple J unearthed), December Days, Dave Biggin, TWB and Girl in the Red Light.

                                   Speakers include Brian Egan, founder of Aussie Helpers. Brian has suffered from depression for many
                                   years and is well-known to Australian audiences through his charity work, especially during the
                                   drought.

                                   Local service providers are also going to be on hand with literature and other handouts.

                                   Youth Reference Group convenor, Barb McKimmie encourages everyone to attend.
                                   “This is a worthwhile local event providing local people with the opportunity to bring their families
                                   and enjoy an afternoon of fun in an alcohol-free environment,” she said.

                                   “The stigma of mental illness is diminishing bit by bit; this event is another attempt to banish that
                                   stigma.”

                                   The grant for the event was from beyondblue with the submission for funding authored by local
                                   resident Danielle Simpson. Headspace is a mental health service for young people and is a program of
                                   the Riverina Division of General Practice and Primary Health. The event is being organised by
                                   Riverina headspace’s Youth Reference Group.


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                                   For further information, please contact Barb McKimmie at headspace 02 6921 8891 or Greg
                                   Robinson Manager Riverina headspace on 0429 373894.




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                                                   improve health outcomes for individuals and the community’

								
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