See, hear, enjoy: Curator Rachael Comisari and the manager of the Personal Helpers and Mentors Program, Lisa Steward at the CHESS exhibition, now open at Jeffrey Baker’s Studio.
See, hear, enjoy: Curator Rachael Comisari and the manager of the Personal Helpers and Mentors Program, Lisa Steward at the CHESS exhibition, now open at Jeffrey Baker’s Studio. Rob Wright

Art, music a local affair

LEND an ear from 10am to noon this morning and you will hear the sounds and songs of Resilience at the Cavanbah Centre.

Lend an eye from 10am until 3pm and you will see the colour and charm of the CHESS Employment Community Mental Health Art Exhibition at Jeffrey Baker’s Studio at 72 Moonee Street.

Music and art are an integral part of the activities in and around Coffs Harbour this month, which is also Mental Health Month.

The Resilience through Harmony and Song Choir, conducted by Kirsten Mackenzie, will perform at the Centre from 10am today, and again for two hours from 10am on October 19 and October 26.

Resilience is the theme for Mental Health Month 2010.

The CHESS Art Exhibition will be open from 10am until 3pm daily until Friday, with an official opening at 5.30pm on Thursday.

Everyone is welcome to visit the exhibition and attend Thursday’s opening and enjoy refreshments.

Coffs Harbour Health Campus is hosting an information stall for the general public in the foyer all this week and next, following yesterday’s Mental Health Expo at the campus.

October 20 will see a pampering day for carers at the Cavanbah Centre and there will be an Open Morning and morning tea at the North Coast Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit from 10am until 11.30am.

The month’s formal activities will close on October 29 with Walk the Talk, a National Heart Foundation Walk combined with music and fun activities, a healthy lunch and Mental Health Month closing ceremony at Brelsford Park.

Everyone is welcome to join in Walk the Talk, which will be held from 10am until 2pm.