Mental Health Week is a national week celebrated each year in October. Kicking off with World Mental Health Day on October 10.
‘Mental health starts with our children’ is the theme 2021.
Emma Assadi has a tertiary background in psychology. She has worked in mental health for 20 years, and is passionate about mental health, homelessness and refugees. She is a refugee herself, coming to Australia 20 years ago.
Emma is NPSM (National Psychosocial Support Measures Program) Team leader at Richmond Wellbeing, and works with people experiencing a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia.
Chris has worked in the human services sector for over 10 years, much of that time as a Social Worker. He started out as a Youth Worker with young people who were at-risk and had histories of severe and persistent mental health experiences. Since graduating as a Social Worker he spent several years in Kalgoorlie, and a period in Geraldton, as a mental health clinician. Since moving back to Perth in 2018 Chris has worked as a family therapist and in headspace centres as a counsellor and manager. Chris is now working for Anglicare WA as the Coordinator of the Family and Relationships Services in East Perth. He has a passion for supporting families to be strong and resilient so that children grow up in safe and caring environments.