Lighting Up Mental Health | The Armidale Express

Fri Oct 30, 2015

ARMIDALE has been singled out as a firestarter in calling for change in the mental health sector, with the Light Up New England Project launched in the city on Wednesday. 

Mental health consultant Sarah McFarlane-Eagle said the project, hosted by Walking Feat, was based on an online map marked with the locations of project supporters by fire-related icons.  

“By putting your postcode in a match lights up,” Ms McFarlane-Eagle said. 

“When five matches light up in your town, they turn into a candle. 

“Five candles turn into a bonfire. That means that you’ll agree that we demand an improved mental health landscape.

“That we believe in the rights and dignity of all people bereaved by suicide with a lived experience mental health issues.

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