By Darren Stones
Hi folks, I am currently looking into well-established community health organisations that specifically assist their clients in regard to social inclusion. My aim is to mentor a client in Melbourne's north-west whereby the person gains in confidence and begins to actively participate in activities for the betterment of their health.
What this would entail is myself offering 1-2 hours per week on a voluntary basis. My particular emphasis will be in the area of mental health, coupled with utilising my photography and communications skills, various other interests I have, and the connections I have in the community.
I will let you know in due course how this pans out. I believe there are people hidden away in our communities who would benefit from this proactive approach. Social inclusion is of particular interest to me, so we'll see how this goes.