Peace Comes To Liverpool | Flowerdale visits exhibition | Liverpool Champion

Fri Oct 26, 2018

Flowerdale Cottage at Liverpool recently took 14 people on a day visit to Liverpool Regional Museum to view the Peace Comes to Liverpool exhibition about Australians – many locals –  who served in World War I.

The visitors, currently supported by Flowerdale, were led by peer-support worker Michael White. Peer-support workers have own mental-health experiences but are far enough down the recovery track to help others.

“We get people out into the community to see and learn as much as possible and as frequently as possible,” Michael said. “Connecting people with their community is one of the big keys to mental-health recovery. That could mean a visit to the shops, a national park, a zoo or the local museum.

“The exhibition was particularly interesting for everyone who attended. A lot of good questions were asked and some of the visuals and accounts of what Australians involved in the Great War went through were mind-broadening. The visit was all the better given that specialist tour guides were on hand to tell stories behind the artefacts on display.”

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