This year DANA is show casing the Northern Territory’s Mental Health Month theme, ‘Talk, Support Recover’.
The painting that DANA has featured is by Leigh Fowlestone. This is her story…
Healing your thoughts
In the old ways, we use to have gatherings, in these gatherings the elders would speak about ways of healing the young and old. They would bring their own knowledge from their area (country) and share within the circle to teach their people.
This painting represents four characters coming together to share their knowledge and to represent a whole person. Combining:
- Mind (mental illness),
- Speech (expression),
- Courage (stomach) and
- Strength (heart),
to show the path to healing your thoughts.
Lots of events to raise awareness about Mental Health Month are planned around New Zealand and Australia.
To find our what is happening in your regions follow the links below:
New Zealand: Let nature in, strengthen your wellbeing – Mā te taiao kia whakapakari tōu oranga!
Take a moment to explore the DANA website while you are visiting this page. Follow this link.