South West mental health series returns to the Mail

27 May 2021

In partnership with the Augusta Margaret River Mail, local mental wellbeing group Mindful Margaret River this week launched a new series of its much-respected columns.

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Mindful Margaret River chair Stuart Hicks said last year’s series of columns was exceptionally well received.

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“We received a ton of feedback that readers were stimulated and found the columns interesting and helpful. They told us they missed them when the series ended,” Mr Hicks said.

“The purpose of the new series is to continue the conversation at a local level about issues relating to mental health and wellbeing.

“We see the columns as being as simple and practical as neighbours talking to neighbours around the kitchen table, so to speak.”

Each column will be contributed by a different local member of Mindful Margaret River, reflecting on their personal experiences and thoughts on questions of mental wellbeing.

“All the evidence says that people don’t spend enough time talking about the things we can do to live more fulfilled and resilient lives, or the steps we can take if we or the people we care about are going through tough times,” Mr Hicks said.

“We are very grateful to the Mail for making the series possible. It’s a significant contribution to the health and resilience of our community.”

The columns will appear each fortnight in your copy of the Mail and online at

In this week’s column, Mindful Margaret River member Martin Ringer talks about the results when he made an effort to introduce himself to people in his new street.

First published in the Augusta Margaret River Mail 27 May 2021

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