Wellbeing works

A unique exhibition has opened in Smithton, promoting the benefits of art as therapy for positive mental health.

The ‘Rural Art Roadshow: Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Communities’ was launched at Time Out on Emmett on Tuesday night.

The roadshow forms part of the University of Tasmania’s (UTAS) 125th anniversary celebrations, and is a collaboration between MI Fellowship and the UTAS Centre for Rural Health. Managing the project is Centre for Rural Health’s Heather Bridgman. “The project came about with the recognition that particularly in rural communities there’s a lot of stigma and not a lot of access to mental health support services,” Dr Bridgman said.

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