Living Library - Tune into Mental Health

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What does it feel like to have a mental illness? How does a carer of someone with a mental illness cope with their role?

Hear local stories of people with a lived experience of mental illness in this Living Library video interview series aimed at tackling stigma and normalising getting help.

Watch videos:

Adam Holstein

A father with a lived experience of depression. After losing his friend to suicide he started the successful podcast ‘How You Going mate?’ and advocates for mental health awareness.

John Moore

A long serving Firefighter and carer to his daughter with a mental illness. He started the Macarthur Mental Health Carers Support group as a way of supporting others and last year walked from Campbelltown to Canberra to raise awareness for mental health.

Jonny Lobos

A personal trainer and proud Chilean man that developed depression and anxiety in his early 20’s. He practices Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to stay healthy.

Debbie Graham

A child hood survivor of Domestic and Family Violence. She is now the manager at SWS Recovery College and helps others through teaching, educating and motivating towards change and recovery.


The Living Library was funded by Campbelltown City Council and South Western Sydney Local Health District and WayAhead - Mental Health Commission NSW in collaboration with local government and non-government organisations through SWS Wellbeing Collaboration and JamBam Media as an awareness-raising resource for mental health and wellbeing in South Western Sydney.