Drum Therapy and the Pioneer Clubhouse in Balgowlah will mark Mental Health Month with an adults-of-all-ages, all-abilities, community drum and percussion circle.
Mental health issues affect 1 in 5 Australians every year. Anxiety disorders are often the most common mental health challenge, followed by depression.
Mental Health Month is co-ordinated every October by the Mental Health Association of NSW. This year the theme is ‘Value your Mind’. People across Australia come together during the month to hold events and promote good mental health and wellbeing in their local communities.
These events are a useful reminder for all of us to think about the mental health of ourselves and those around us. It’s also a good excuse to get out there and have some fun!
“Drumming, rhythm and percussion is heaps of fun and it is accessible to all, including the elderly and those living with mental illness or neurological condition. It is very effective to reduce stress, improve mind-body connection and increase mindfulness.” said Robert Harris of Drum Therapy.
Clinical studies and neuro-imaging have demonstrated that rhythm affects the mind and body in profound ways. It can be more effective than meditation or yoga in reducing stress and it has been proven to boost the body’s immune system.
The event will be held on 21st October and runs from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, with equipment and facilitation supplied by Drum Therapy. No musical experience is required. Entry is by voluntary donation to the Clubhouse.
For further information about The Pioneer Clubhouse, please contact Nicole Buckland on 02 9907 9999. For information about Drum Therapy, please contact Robert Harris on 0423721828.