“Depression and anxiety is a mental illness,” our Solicitor Director John Bui expressed in his address to over 150 guests, “we must become aware of these issues so that we may help those closest to us and in our community.”
An issue the team at JB Solicitors holds close to our hearts – having seen first-hand what depression and anxiety can do to our loved ones – after many months of planning we were able to host a charity dinner in support of Beyond Blue Australia on 27 October 2016 at Gledswood Homestead and Winery.
Beyond Blue is an independent Australian non-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental disorders.
The aim of our charity dinner in partnership with Beyond Blue was to help raise awareness of the issue of mental health in the community, to reduce the stigma, and ensure that those who are facing these challenges in our community have access to information they need to support recovery, management, and resilience.
3 million Australians are living with anxiety and depression. Chances are you know of, would have or will come across, someone with these mental challenges. Please be proactive by helping them the best way you can by supportively directing them to https://www.beyondblue.org.au/, encouraging them to seek support, or by simply listening to their challenges.
We say a big thank you to all of the over 150 guests who attended in support of our cause for your kindness, contributions, and commitment to making a difference that goes a long way for those who will benefit from your charitable giving.
More photos of the event can be viewed on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/JBSolicitorsAU/photos/?ref=page_internal