Writing the way to health

The Write Road workshop facilitator Stephanie Dale will visit Dareton and Wentworth in the coming weeks.

The Write Road workshop facilitator Stephanie Dale will visit Dareton and Wentworth in the coming weeks.

MENTAL health will be a topic of conversation this week as Sunraysia residents join others across the world in raising awareness and advocacy as part of Mental Health Week.

The annual event, which also incorporated Mental Health Day yesterday, aims to reduce the stigma around mental illness and encourage those affected to seek help.

While everyone has different methods to reduce stress and look after their mental well-being, Stephanie Dale, who facilitates a suite of workshops and will soon visit the region, says writing can be a stepping stone to good mental health.

“We live in a time where people are so busy and don’t take time out to sit down and relax,” Ms Dale said.

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