How a living library of insightful and highly personal storytelling is planned this Friday to raise mental health awareness

A unique public event involving insightful and highly personal storytelling is planned at Flourish Australia, Station St, Wollongong on Friday from 3 to 6pm to help lift mental health awareness.

The Living Library is real people from diverse backgrounds sharing their stories.

TAFE mental health teacher Belinda Hawker said it allows people the opportunity to hear real stories of people with mental health issues to breakdown stigma and create real understanding.

Friday's event will help launch Mental Health Month in the Illawarra.

It is a collaboration between leading community mental health not-for-profit organisation Flourish Australia and Mental Health Students from Wollongong TAFE campus.

Read more on Illawarra Mercury.