The tribute to Chris Cornell at The Barwon Club held on Sunday night was a massive success.
While paying tribute to the incredible things Chris Cornell did for the music industry, it also doubled as an awareness raiser and fundraiser for beyondblue and Impact SRC.
A big congratulations to The Barwon Club and everyone who organised the event and all the musicians and people that turned up, raising $1200 for beyondblue and Impact SRC.
beyondblue has been operating for 17 years and works in providing information and support to the three million Australians living with anxiety or depression, and assists in helping them achieve their best mental health possible, whatever their age or location. The organisation was placed in the top three for Australia’s most innovative not-for-profits this year, by the 2017 Innovation Index.
As well as having a calling service open 24/7 (which can be reached on 1300 22 4636) beyondblue has an online chat site, discussion threads started by the public, online resources and is involved in various events further raising awareness about mental health in Australia.
IMPACT SRC stands for the centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment and it’s based right at Barwon Health in Geelong. Essentially the centre focuses on chronic disease patterns, risk factors and novel therapies for psychiatric, musculoskeletal and metabolic disorders, including the link between physical and mental health. It’s thoroughly important research, and even greater to see such a thing based in Geelong.
You can watch videos of the night by visiting the Facebook event page.
A great night for a great cause.
If you need someone to talk to, Lifeline can be contacted 24/7 on 13 11 14. Beyondblue can also be contacted on 1300 22 4636.
Photography by Patrick Callow