Brisbane lit up in recognition of families and friends who provide support and care to a loved one experiencing mental ill-health or distress. The Brisbane City Council turned on the lights on the iconic Story Bridge last week and the river was resplendent!
This was a follow up after the Standing Beside You: Carers Week 2016 Mental Health Week Forum held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 18 October. The forum was held in partnership of Aftercare (FACES South Brisbane, Floresco) and Mental Health Carers Arafmi Qld, with sponsorship from the Qld Mental Health Commission. 140 family/carers and 23 sector workers registered for the forum and feedback was so encouraging and positive.