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Mental Moments Show kicks off month of entertainment and information to care for the carers

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The Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI) launched its month-long 2021 Mental Moments Show on Friday, with Kamahl and a host of other entertainers and special guests.

The aim of the show is to provide recognition and a bit of ‘care for the carers’.

Coinciding with Australia’s ‘Mental Health Month’, the online, live stream show includes a variety of live music performances and talks from mental health experts to both celebrate aged care workers and provide support during the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The inaugural event in 2020 was a recipient of the 2021 HESTA Excellence Award for ‘Outstanding Organisation’, but Frank Price, RFBI chief executive officer, says this year’s event is bigger and better than ever.

“Last year we launched RFBI’s Mental Moments Show to start the conversation on the importance of mental health in aged care and show our staff how much we value and appreciate the work they do,” Price said.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the Australian Aged Care Collaboration AACC to make this year’s show even bigger and better and make it available for the entire sector to enjoy.”

Hosted by Max Markson of Markson Sparks, the show is running every day during October at 2pm (AEST), with messages from special guests, tips and advice from mental health experts on simple ways you can boost your mental health, with a special livestreamed one-hour show each Friday at 2pm (AEST), accessible via this link.

This year’s show will feature a range of great entertainment, including Normie Rowe AM, Kamahl, Emma Roche and Juliette Herrera from The Bachelor, Cyrell Paule and Michel Karen from the Married At First Sight, magician Sam Powers, Chef Geoff Jansz, Frank Ifield, Anjali Rao, Tracey Jewell and Dr Jana Pittman.

There will also be live crosses to reach out to aged care homes, villages and home care communities.

In between the live shows will be shorter segments featuring mental health experts providing tips and tools on how you can maintain good mental health.

Visit www.mentalmoments.com.au to find out more.

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