Positive Start towards removing the stigma of Mental Health
Updated: Aug 23, 2019
Our journey with Icon Corporate Events has started on a very Pawsitive note. An annual community event that promotes mental health awareness and overall wellbeing alongside your favourite four legged creature. Pawsitive Steps is an empowering, action-packed day for the entire family. We'd like to invite you to join our team and support this fantastic initiative that speaks to one of the leading causes that affect 1 in 5 Australians, yet many don’t seek help because of the stigma.
Watch this space for more announcements on event day and activities! Read the story that inspired the foundation below.
“Hi, I’m Coco, a 4 year old bull terrier from Dubbo, Australia. I live with my family in Castle Hill, Sydney. My owner is the founder of Positive Vibes Foundation and she tells me I am the reason she started it.
I was an abandoned puppy and at just 9 weeks old, joined my new family at a time of real sadness. One of the children had been diagnosed with cancer and underwent numerous sessions of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She was overwhelmed with feelings of despair, loss, frustration and fear of the unknown. I soon learnt that playing around and cuddling up to her on the couch turned her frown into a smile and gave comfort to the whole family.
Her cancer is gone now, but I continue in my full time job of sharing comfort, laughter and love with those I meet and I’m working hard on changing attitudes towards mental health in the Community, making Connections with my human friends and through Conversations (in a barking sense).
I hope you can walk alongside me.”
Go to www.positivevibes.org.au for more details.