"Painting with Parkinsons" honoured with Community Award


“Painting with Parkinsons” (PwP) has been honoured in the Mental Health Month Awards 2020. These awards aim to recognise the achievements of individuals, groups, organisations, businesses, and initiatives in the area of Mental Health in the ACT.



PwP has been selected for the category “Mentally Healthy Community Award - Community Group”. This category seeks to recognise individuals, groups or organisations who have made a significant contribution to improving the mental wellbeing of our community. See https://www.mentalhealthmonthact.org/awards.

Painting with Parkinson's sees this as recognition of all those who contribute to the success of the group. These include:

  • all the artists who attend our sessions and all their amazing carers

  • our facilitators, their helpers, the morning tea cake providers, the card, book mark and film makers, our website designer and maintainer

  • Parkinson's ACT

  • Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Belconnen Arts Centre

  • music composer for our own suite of music for our group, our people who help write speeches and turn our procedures into books

  • our members who represent us with Parkinson's ACT and put our paintings on Instagram, see pwp_act

  • our drivers, support workers and the list goes on and on….

You are all invited to watch the presentation of this award.

The award will be presented by the Governor General of Australia David Hurley.


You are all invited to watch the award presentation this Thursday October 29th, 2020, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm online with Facebook Live. You can register to join the event on Facebook via the following link in advance or just join the link on the day between 3:30 and 4:30pm.


The link is: https://www.facebook.com/events/680621192802711?active_tab=about


The presentation will also be recorded on video and made available on Youtube.

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