Momentum Collective celebrated a significant milestone by supporting their clients to launch their own book to raise awareness of mental health. The event, held at the Connections Centre on Thursday, October 12, was a testament to the resilience and creativity of Momentum’s clients as they shared their personal stories of overcoming mental health challenges.
The launch welcomed over 30 members, including staff, clients and respected Tweed Shire Councilor Nolan Firth. The day commenced with an Acknowledgement to Country and Vanessa Riggs, Momentum’s Service Manager emphasised the importance of mental health and the transformative influence it has had on clients engaged in regular creative writing workshops at the centre.
“Together, we celebrated the remarkable talents of our clients and engaged in a meaningful dialogue about the significance of mental health support, underlining the profound impact of this book on our clients’ lives.”
One of Momentum’s cherished clients, Wayne, who regards the Connections Centre as his second home, emotionally shared his gratitude during the event, saying, “The Connections Centre has truly transformed my life. It’s my sanctuary, where I find safety and support whenever life feels overwhelming.”
Momentum Collective sincerely thanks everyone who played a part in our successful Book Launch. It was a morning of reflection and celebration to honour the strength and creativity of those on their journey toward mental health and well being.