Register I-Day events for 2015 now!

Are you hosting or arranging an event for the International day of people with Disability?

Add it to the ACT program of I-Day event here.

Contact Ann McMahon at Belconnen Arts Centre for more information on (02 ) 6173 3322 or email here.

Mind the Art – free art workshop

Presented by the Mental Helath Consumer Network for Mental Health Week, this free art workshop at the Griffin Centre, supported by residential painters Sydney on 8 October is an opportunity for people with lived experience of mental illness to come together and contribute to a painting collage that will be publicly displayed.

For more info or to RSVP, phone: 6230 5799 or email actmhcn@actmhcn.org.au

Free to attend/ Everyone welcome

ACT MHCN received a reimbursement grant from the Mental Health Week Committee to assist with this event

Paperworks inclusive programs 2015

Paperworks Inc. fun inclusive paper art/craft sessions start again at:
1. Botanic Gardens (Fridays 1pm-3pm starting Feb 6 – call Barbara for more information on 0416 449 777)
and at
2. Paperworks Inc. Studio,  350 Antill St ,Ted Noffs Foundation (Thursdays 1pm-3pm , starting Feb 5 – phone Kathy for more information on 0451 681 978)
For bookings email canberrapaperworks@gmail.com and follow them on facebook: Paperworks-Inc Canberra

Nancy Tingey Awarded…

For establishing the Painting with Parkinsons program in 1994, Nancy Tingey was recently acknowledged during the Cheif Ministers Inclusion Awards for her Lifetime Achievement. Painting with Parkinson’s provides benefits to participants including relief from symptoms, decreased feelings of isolation and depression. Congratulations Nancy and to the team of volunteers, including Kate Sterrenberg, John Pratt, Roberta and others, who have kept the program running for 20 years. To find out how to participate or support his innovative Canberra program, visit the Painting with Parkinson’s website here.