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.