Carpe Diem Chris Pidd John Wood Pete Denahy

Carpe Diem starring John Wood | August 28 in Timboon

Fresh from the success of The Resilience Project session in Timboon earlier this month, Timboon and District Healthcare Service (TDHS) is partnering in a stage show to foster more awareness and discussions around positive mental health.

Carpe Diem, starring John Wood and Chris Pidd, will be performed in the Timboon P12 School hall on Wednesday, August 28. The production is presented by Centre Stage Scripts and is proudly supported by Corangamite Shire and Beach Energy.

TDHS acting chief executive officer Rebecca Van Wollingen said The Resilience Project provided practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness.

She said Carpe Diem was a wonderful follow-up and portrays every day Australian males dealing with issues of health, grief, loss and depression.

“It stresses the importance of professional care in times of crises and highlights the importance of mateship and looking out for each other,” she said.

“Even though Carpe Diem focuses on men’s health it still emphasises that sound mental health is essential to our daily lives. The ability to function and work is paramount to the health and well-being of workplaces, families and communities.”

Ms Van Wollingen said Carpe Diem is a didactic comedy designed for workplace and community performances. It delivers mental health messages in a way that is entertaining, immediate and highly relevant.

Set in a fictional town in inland Australia, Carpe Diem portrays the friendship of Nev, a hard-working farmer, and John his stock agent friend. Both, have been impacted by the long running drought, and are each suffering their own personal crisis.

Tickets are just $10 each and include supper. They can be purchased from TDHS reception area or by calling 5558 6000.


TDHS Carpe Diem

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