Don McDonald, a TRRA member who attends most of our meetings, has played a significant role in raising funds and awareness for mental health research, particularly with respect to schizophrenia, an illness which has directly affected his family for over 27 years. Don played a leading role in bringing together an alliance of concerned organisations and individuals, that led to the establishment of the Schizophrenia Research Institute.
Don has retired to Nelson Bay and having spoken to many people in our area whose families have been affected in some way by a mental health issue, decided that more should be done about raising awareness of this issue in the Tomaree Community. Don has drawn on his considerable connections to top researchers in this field to put together a mental illness forum at the Nelson Bay Diggers Club 04 May 2017.
He has secured Craig Hamilton to moderate a discussion panel, The Port Harmony Group to perform and received fantastic support from the mental health groups below.
TRRA are proud to be associated with this initiative and hope that the Tomaree community will give it their full support. If you have someone in your family or acquaintances who want information on the latest research in this area please encourage them to come along for this forum and presentation. Flyer HERE