Launceston Head to Health, operated by Stride, is hosting a photography competition, calling on people to submit photos illustrating mental health in Launceston and its surrounds. Entries must convey the themes: Calm, Hope, or Recovery.
The winning photographs will be displayed in the waiting area and consultation rooms of the new purpose-built Head to Health facility in Canning Street, which is due to open in early 2023. Cash prizes of up to $1,000 will be awarded to standout entrants.
STRIDE Regional Manager, Lisa Gamer, said the competition was brought about as a result of community consultation during the planning process to help ensure the new centre provides a welcoming environment for locals. “The purpose of this competition is to inspire Launceston to examine how mental health is reflected in our region,” said Lisa.
The competition opened on Monday, 22 August and will run until 5pm Friday, 30 September 2022. Winners will be announced at the beginning of Mental Health Week, 2022.
Entry is open to Tasmanian residents over 18 years old who live in Tasmania’s North and North East (incl. Launceston, Break O’Day, Flinders Island, George Town, Dorset, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, and West Tamar – the regions Launceston Head to Health services).
To enter, visit the Launceston Head to Health Facebook page.
Launceston’s Head to Health facility is currently operating from Paterson Street and offers free and immediate mental health support. The current range of services will expand once the centre moves to a purpose-built facility in Canning Street early next year. To access Launceston Head to Health, visit the centre at 93 Paterson Street between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, call 1800 424 578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The services are free of charge, and appointments are not necessary.
Launceston Health to Health is supported by funding from Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) through the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks program.