Hospital sponsors mental health art competition
A local hospital is sponsoring a mental health art competition to be exhibited at the Gosford regional art gallery in October.
Brisbane Waters Private Hospital is sponsoring the Young Persons Award and the Pride in Diversity Award in the Mental Health Art Works Awards, run by Erina service provider Coast and Country Primary Care.
"For many people in the Woy Woy community, art is a medium that can help to heal, express and illustrate the diversity of experience that comes with having lived experience of mental ill-health," said hospital chief executive Ms Debbra Ritter.
"It is also one of the reasons why art therapy is used at our Central Coast Clinic, which is largest private mental health hospital on the NSW Central Coast.
"We are proud to be associated with these awards which provides people whose lives have been affected by mental illness the opportunity to use art as a form of expression and to help the community to develop a better understanding of mental health issues."
Entries close on Sunday, August 29.
More information is available at https://ccpc.com.au/mhaw/
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Debbra Ritter, Brisbane Waters Private Hospital