Community & Mental-health Convention

Community & Mental-health Convention

This August will see the launch of the inaugural ‘Community & Mental Health Convention’ in the South Peninsula. Its purpose – to bring together like minded individuals and organisations all of whom are involved in and passionate about community activities, upliftment and mental health.

Launched by The Family Counselling Centre (TFCC), this convention will take place over two days (19th and 20th August) at the King of Kings Baptist Centre in Sun Valley.

“There are so many community and mental health needs right here on our doorstep,” says Andrea Nettel, founding director and counsellor, TFCC. “And, likewise, there are so many individuals and organisations who are both passionate about and able to respond to these needs and, in that, contribute to the well-being of the community.”

The ‘Community & Mental Health Convention’ aims to create the opportunity to connect these two entities and, by doing so, showcase both community requirements and community resources. “By bringing all parties together, with a dedicated focus on discussing needs and available resources, our goal is to create a network for all to benefit from.”

The two-day format will include the opportunity for local organisations and businesses to exhibit their offerings and value to a targeted audience together with various networking opportunities. In addition, day 2 (Saturday, 20th August) will see several presentations focused on community empowerment, upliftment and mental health including a very relevant discussion on ‘Post-Pandemic mental fitness – What Now?’.

Additional sessions will also include two interactive panel discussions as well as the opportunity for interested parties to view the globally acclaimed movie ‘Disconnected’ – a documentary of unscripted stories of people affected by suicide. The intention of this film is to lift the stigma of suicide; for those who have lost loved ones and those who are suffering with depression/anxiety, through this much needed conversation.

Founded in 2015, TFCC exists to provide much needed counselling support to assist with a myriad of social issues. Based on a Christian ethos and operating on biblical principles, it aims to be a ‘centre’ within the community providing professional, affordable and accessible mental health and other complementary services.

In keeping with its commitment of ensuring mental health services are available to all who may need it, August’s ‘Community & Mental Health Convention’ will also see the launch of Far South Counselling (FSC). A non-profit company (NPC) – its vision is to enable TFCC to further increase its offering across our communities with a specific focus in Ocean View, Redhill and Masiphumelele.

To find out more about the upcoming ‘Community & Mental Health Convention’ as an interested exhibitor, delegate or attendee – please contact us directly:
115 Valyland Centre, Upper Recreation Road, Fish Hoek
Call: 021 023 0016
WhatsApp: 072 375 6089

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