9 October 2020

Strengthening Our Community – Live, Learn, Work, Play.

Image: Tamara wearing her award winning design with her four children.

In the lead up to Western Australia (WA) Mental Health Week Life Without Barriers ran a competition to create a T-shirt design fitting with this year’s Mental Health Week theme, "Strengthening Our Community – Live, Learn, Work, Play."

The contest was open to all our Mental Health participants in WA and everyone supported through Life Without Barriers’ Mental Health programs, plus our WA Support Workers, will receive a free T-shirt sporting the winning design during Mental Health Week.

Image: Tamara's submission.

We had some amazing entries! It would have been great to be able to print them all but there had to be a winner. We are delighted to announce that Tamara, a participant in our Individualised Community Living Strategy (ICLS) program, is this year’s winner! Tamara has really captured the message of Mental Health Week in inspiring hope and reducing the isolation and stigma that can surround those living with mental illness, promoting that;

‘you are not alone.'

Image: Tamara wearing her t-shirt design. Photo is of the back of the white shirt with 'You are not alone' written in lime green. She is wearing blue jeans and standing against a garage door.

Tamara, who also has some of her artwork featured in our Mental Health Week Virtual Art Exhibition, is absolutely over the moon about her winning entry!

Her proud family were out in force to support her when Life Without Barriers’ Community Peer Worker Clare Henderson visited her at home to present her with her very own t-shirt.

Tamara will be distributing the T-shirts to Life Without Barriers’ Mental Health participants at a Beach Clean & BBQ arranged by our WA team for next week as part of our Mental Health Week activities.

She is thrilled that her design will be worn by our staff and clients to help build awareness and promote support for people struggling with mental illness within the WA community during Mental Health Week. Congratulations Tamara!

Mental Health services

Life Without Barriers offers a number of mental health services in select communities across Australia

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