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Trauma and PTSD Open Day

The local community, referrers, and clients are invited to our Open Day on Saturday, 14 October 2017 to meet clinicians and see our trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder services and hospital facilities.

St John of God Richmond Hospital grounds

St John of God Richmond Chief Executive Officer Steve Brooker said the trauma open day was a great opportunity for people to find out more about trauma recovery and the services offered at the hospital.

There will be demonstrations of some of the effective therapies such as equine therapy, music therapy, mindfulness and yoga. There will also be information stands from partner support organisations.

"The idea for the open day came after speaking to some servicemen and police in August who had just finished our residential Trauma Recovery (PTSD) Program and although very complementary about our services, they said not enough people knew about them," Steve said.

"They suggested we host a trauma open day so their friends and colleagues could come along to find out about us and be a step towards seeking help for those who need it." 

Along with information about the services provided, there will also be a sausage sizzle, face painting and tours of historic Belmont House.

Details

When: Saturday, 14 October 2017

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm 

Where: St John of God Richmond Hospital, 177 Grose Vale Road, North Richmond 2754

No RSVP necessary.

If you have any questions about the day, please email info.richmond@sjog.org.au or call the hospital (02) 4570 6100.

Did you know?

St John of God Richmond Hospital has a long history of caring for survivors of war and occupational trauma, running nationally recognised treatment programs for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder since 1994. We partner with the University of New South Wales and The Black Dog Institute to lead research into trauma and mental health.