14 October, 2017 1:00 PM -


Broadwater Parklands, Southport, Queensland


The ‘What is a Picture Worth?’ event is designed to give value to mental health through pictures in recognition of what positive mental health and wellbeing looks like, but also the experience of mental illness.

This will involve a collaboration with mental health services and inviting service users to take part in capturing images which represent what positive mental health and wellbeing looks like for people living in the community with a lived experience of or ongoing mental illness.

We also encourage individuals of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning, and other marginalised groups for example people experiencing homelessness, young people, people with disabilities and older people to participate.

The people involved will be given a camera before the event to capture these pictures, these pictures will be collected and developed then placed on a photo board with space to write quotes of what this picture represents for others on the day.

The event will be held on the 14th October 2017, through a half day community event at the Broadwater Parklands, Southport displaying the images, there will also be entertainment, a BBQ and the media will be invited to cover and promote our event.

Following the event through partnerships we hope to develop a photography group for those who valued the event and wish to pursue it as an activity for engagement within the community. This will promote mental wellness, socialisation, inclusion, connection to community, belonging, a hobby, art, and to break down barriers.