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QOE Health hosts long table weaving workshop at Wellington

Art and mental health collided in Wellington recently thanks to a mobile well-being service.

QOE Health hosted a long table weaving workshop at Cameron Park's Rotary Markets on September 28.

The aim of the project was to support communities and start conversations.

Wellington residents helped create the art pieces and they are currently on display for all to see in the Western Stores Building.

Hundreds of local used recycled materials both natural grasses, leaves and other mediums such as scrap materials, ribbons and rope - all sourced from the local environment - to contribute to the weave.

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Reenie Montgomery, QOE Health director, said building a strong and supportive community environment is a critical factor in achieving and maintaining good mental health particularly during times when natural disasters like the current drought.

"There is no one recipe for this to occur with local solutions needed to fix local problems," Reenie said.

"But common themes emerge and, particularly while mental health services are languishing, governments and communities need to focus their energies and investments into the things that really make a difference in people's lives."

The Western Phn funded QOE Health to facilitate the highly successful long table weaving initiative at the Wellington Rotary Market's.

The QOE Health team also distributed mental health resource kits to everyone that stopped by to check out the weaving

The kits included information on services available to access.

The QOE Health team will hold its next Wellbeing Long Table Weave at Coonabarabran on October 26.