Wayahead Mental Health Association NSW

(Community Recognition Statement, Thursday 04 May 2017, Legislative Assembly NSW Parliament)

 I commend WayAhead Mental Health Association NSW for its 85 years of work to increase community awareness and understanding of mental health issues. This is also the tenth anniversary of WayAhead's workplace health network—WayAhead Workplaces. This community-based charity organisation provides information like the Mental Health Support Line, WayAhead Directory, mental health factsheets and education seminars, anxiety support groups and self-help anxiety courses throughout New South Wales,

and coordinates mental health promotions such as Mental Health Month, workplace activities and Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week.

WayAhead plays a key part in an innovative shared office with mental health consumer group Being and carers group ARAFMI in Woolloomooloo in my electorate, which provides support for smaller organisations working with common purpose. I am proud to support this initiative. WayAhead's work is vital and I thank all those involved since its establishment for their commitment to support, inclusion and recovery.