Actor and mental health champion Sam Webb will be the guest at a free mental health event in Parkes on Monday, 20th June. Community members are invited to the Parkes Mental Health Expo organised by CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes at Parkes Services Club from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Sam, who is known for his appearances in Home and Away, Neighbours and Australian Survivor, co-founded the mental health charity LIVIN in 2013 after the death of a good friend to suicide.
“We’re thrilled that Sam Webb has come on board,” said Kate Shambrook, CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes mental health programs manager.
“He is committed to helping people and organisations understand the importance of mental health and making wellness a priority. We think the community will gain a lot from his talk. Mental health as an issue is growing in communities, especially in young people and it is an area of concern.”
Kate invited schools, parents, carers, students and other community members to the expo. Representatives from mental health support providers at Parkes will also be at the event for community members to meet and talk to. It is free to attend, but people are asked to register through Eventbrite.