beyondblue’s big blue bus will arrive in northern Queensland this week.
The National Roadshow has already covered close to 30,000km on its journey around Australia to tackle anxiety and depression and is visiting dozens of communities across Queensland’s 11 Medicare Local regions.
beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman urged people to attend a Roadshow event, where they can chat to beyondblue staff in an informal environment, pick up free information resources and find out about local support services.
“We’ve been working with the Far North Queensland Medicare Local and community groups to plan events and we look forward to chatting with people about depression and anxiety and how to get help.
“We’ll also be encouraging people to ‘Take 1 step’ for better mental health by tuning in to how they are feeling, opening up and talking through their worries with those around them, and taking action to get help if needed,” she said.
“Around one million people in Australia have depression at any given time and over two million have anxiety. These are common conditions and can affect anyone.
“Unfortunately, over half of all people who experience depression or anxiety don’t seek help. Getting Queenslanders talking about mental health is an important first step in tackling anxiety, depression and suicide.”
For a schedule of events in the Far North Queensland Medicare Local region and for the dates for other Queensland regions, please download media release.
The Roadshow will wrap-up in Victoria in May 2015. For more information visit beyondblue National Roadshow.