MANAS मनस -Mental Awareness Network And Support MANAS’s aim is to develop Mental Health awareness amongst Indian community in City of Whittlesea and it is the first ever project of its kind in Victoria catering for Indian community’s mental health. This project will provide support in the form of workshops, education sessions, support groups on mental awareness and, will provide information on various support services including medical and social services available within the community. Sessions are starting on 31st March and they will be conducted till 25th July in Lalor Library, Jindi Family and Community Centre and #EppingViewsFamilyandCommunityCentre. These sessions are not only meant for people who are experiencing mental health concerns or for their families, but they are also for anyone and everyone who would like to contribute positively to society by learning about mental health. You can register for these sessions at: http://www.manasproject.info/venues-topics/ Huge thanks to our speakers Cr Tom Joseph – City of Whittlesea,Mr Vasan Srinivasan – Vice Chairperson Mental Health Foundation Australia @Ms. Susan Abraham for their inspiring words and for motivating people to join these sessions. On behalf of Brothers & Sisters Foundation Incorporated and City of Whittlesea Community Development Grants Program, we specially thank our guests for their attendance in this launch and look forward for their support in promoting this project.

 

City of Whittlesea’s Hon. Mayor Cr Kris Pavlidis:

Congratulations on this excellent initiative to be delivered for the wellbeing of our community.  The MANAS Project will address an important health issue for many vulnerable people in our community.  Mental health and wellbeing is often challenging and neglected in our self-care.  This project will aim to address this gap.  I look forward to the positive outcomes this project will bring.