The Beyond Blue National Roadshow visited Bassendean, Midland and Perth in May, 2014.
On Wednesday 14 May, Cyril Jackson Senior Campus in Bassendean hosted a health festival with dozens of health stalls and activities including yoga and meditation. The big blue bus attended the event and provided Youth Beyond Blue information about depression, anxiety, how to stay well and how to help a friend to hundreds of students.
The following day (15 May), the Roadshow team visited Midland Gate Shopping Centre in Midland. Many people in the community dropped by the bus to pick up information and chat with Beyond Blue and Perth Central and East Metro Medicare Local staff.
On Friday 16 May, the bus attended the Street Doctor clinic in Ashfield Reserve, Bassendean. The Street Doctor service is an accredited GP clinic that operates out of a custom-made van. Beyond Blue staff provided free fruit and muesli bars to clients along with Beyond Blue resources.
On Monday 19 May over 100 business owners and managers turned out to hear about mentally healthy workplaces from Beyond Blue chairman The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC, Beyond Blue Deputy Chairman and WA Mental Health Commissioner Tim Marney, and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA Deidre Willmott.
Thanks to the wonderful communities who gave Beyond Blue such a warm welcome! Thanks also to Medibank Community Fund for their support.
View other stops around Australia, and a gallery of National Roadshow highlights.