I have been invited to attend :
Collective Purpose MAD Pride working group to invite you to a meeting on Tuesday 27 November at 2 pm ADEST Sydney to further the development of MAD Pride across Australia.
My vision is to create an event in conjunction with Mental Health Week 2019 that invites every West Australian living with and or caring for someone with a mental health challenge and or dual diagnosis to celebrate our 'Mad' culture and community. Made Pride is an international civil rights movement. Mad Pride calls for celebration of our differences and draws attention to the abuses still existing within the Australian public mental health system.I want to create job opportunities for homeless and people living on a Disability Support Pension (They are a source of untapped human resources and potential!). I would like to have a 'Mad March' down the centre of Perth city to open Mental Health Week concluding with a formal gala ball for all participants. This ball would be a sponsored event and rather have corporate entities being served, the corporate identities serve our guests.Everyone has the right to be celebrated for their awesomeness!
I would like to be the Western Australian Consumer representative. I have been communicating with the original founders of Mad Pride in Ireland ;FreeMinds. They have given me their 100% support to promote Mad Pride in Western Australia.
I need monies for 1x return flight from Perth to Sydney and 3x nights accomodation in a backpackers hostel.
I identify as a someone with a lived experience and I exist on a DSP.