Originally published October 2017
Former Balmain Tigers centre, Wayne Wigham, will be at the PCYC in Gypsum Street at 12.30pm today to talk about strengthening and maintaining resilience in day to day life.
He’ll also be free after the session to speak personally to anyone who has questions or something they didn’t want to bring up in public.
The session has been organised by the mental health research group, the Black Dog Institute, and will finish with a free barbecue.
Program manager, Gina Dellar, said Mr Wigham had come here in the past few years to talk about mental health with the community and in schools.
“We were pretty pleased that he was able to come back to Broken Hill to do this, and as part of Mental Health Month it’s always nice to have someone who’s had a lived experience with mental health issues to be able to support people who may be experiencing that themselves,” Ms Dellar said.
“Wayne’s always happy to talk to people and provide what support he can.”
“He does a lot of work for the Black Dog Institute and travels to a lot of different places for them,” she said.
“He’ll be sharing some of his experience and some of the strategies he uses in his life.”