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27 November 2019
The head organiser of a mental health awareness night in Horsham has labelled the event a successful pursuit after crowd numbers doubled expectation.
Wimmera residents gathered at Horsham’s Coughlin Park community centre last week for a Healthy Minds Horsham forum.
Coughlin Park social club head Judy Bryan said organisers were rapt with event response, which saw about 130 people attend from townships including Hamilton, Nhill and Dimboola. “It was unexpected,” she said.
“We put out 75 chairs and were just waiting for people to come and the next minute we had all these people arriving.
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“It was just great. It was a mixture of crowds, we had lots of younger people. Overall, everybody was rapt with the whole thing.”
The talk featured former South Melbourne footballer John Sudholz, who grew up in Rupanyup, as guest speaker.
Ms Bryan said Mr Sudholz spoke predominantly on depression and stress, with Gavin Morrow of Healthy Minds Horsham also speaking about the community group and mindfulness practises.
She said the event created a beneficial and needed discussion on an issue topical for many people in the area.
She said she would like to thank the members of the Coughlin Park social club for their help.
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