The Roadshow arrived in northern Adelaide on 6 April 2014, starting the week with a Sunday social gathering of Beyond Blue online forum and blueVoices members.
Beyond Blue’s online forum has thousands of contributors and blueVoices has 5000 members and this was the first time such a meeting of supporters had been organised.
On Tuesday 8 April, the Roadshow and Northern Adelaide Medicare Local (NAML) attended the Ninku Warra – Your Voice event at Karrparrinthi Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Centre in Woodville to help celebrate National Youth Week (4–13 April). Around 80 young Indigenous people enjoyed the variety of activities and bush tucker on offer.
The next two days Beyond Blue and NAML had the privilege of visiting the Holden manufacturing plant in Elizabeth. With the manufacturing industry – and in particular the car manufacturing industry – experiencing uncertain times and making difficult cuts, it was a chance to provide information to workers about stress and wellbeing.
Whilst there, it was discovered the chassis of the Roadshow bus (a 1980 Bedford) was manufactured at the plant!
Beyond Blue has a resource for anyone facing financial uncertainty or redundancy – download 'Taking care of yourself after retrenchment or ﬁnancial loss'.
On Friday 11 April, the Roadshow team and NAML staff set up in Tea Tree Plaza, Modbury, to chat to shoppers about mental health. The week wrapped up on Saturday with a morning spent at Bunnings in Parafield. The crowd were happy to pick up some information about mental health along with their DIY needs.
Thanks to all those who gave Beyond Blue such a warm welcome! Thanks also to Medibank Community Fund and WorkCoverSA for their support.
View other stops around Australia, and a gallery of National Roadshow highlights.