Wellways Campbelltown organised some fun in the sun for 30 participants, carers and friends during Mental Health Month. Their “Walk the Talk” event included a bush walk and “self-care” talk around the beautiful Australian Botanic Gardens, followed by a barbecue picnic.

Organised by the Youth Community Living Support Service (YCLSS) and Housing Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI), from the South Western Sydney region, the event emphasised the importance of engaging with others, indulging in nice food, soaking up some sunlight, listening to music, with a dose of friendly physical exercise thrown in.

“This was all while appreciating nature. These are all things that contribute positively to our mental health,” said Emily Hampton, Rehabilitation and Recovery Worker.