Anne Deveson Sea Change Talk


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7 June 2006  Award-winning Australian author to speak in Caloundra
 
Writer, broadcaster, award-winning documentary filmmaker and human rights advocate Anne Deveson is coming to Caloundra as part of Caloundra City Libraries' Sea Change program.
 
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said Ms Deveson's presentation at the Caloundra Cultural Centre later this month would provide residents with an opportunity to hear from an inspirational woman on the topic of resilience.
 
"Anne Deveson has achieved a string of awards for her work in the media and as an author. She is also a highly regarded authority on issues of social justice and mental health," Cr Aldous said.
 
Ms Deveson helped establish the New South Wales Schizophrenia Fellowship and Sane Australia after her son Jonathon developed schizophrenia at the age of 17. Her book Tell Me I'm Here gives an account of Jonathon's illness and death.
 
"Ms Deveson's hour-long presentation on coping with change is based on her personal experiences and on research. She will also discuss the development of resilience in children and among communities," Cr Aldous said.
 
Anne Deveson will speak at the Caloundra Cultural Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra on Friday, June 30 at 1pm. Tickets cost $10 per person and must be booked through the Cultural Centre. Lunch will be available from 12pm at a cost of $15 per person.
 
The Sea Change program is funded by a State Library of Queensland strategic development grant and looks at the impact on the individual and the community of the 'sea change' phenomenon with a number of guests and special events.
 
For more details on the program, contact your local library.
 
Monday, June 26, 2006  Author and broadcaster to share inspiring message
 
Caloundra City Libraries' Sea Change program will bring writer, broadcaster, award-winning documentary filmmaker and human rights advocate, Anne Deveson, to Caloundra this week as part of Caloundra City Libraries' Sea Change program.
 
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said Ms Deveson's presentation at the Caloundra Cultural Centre on Friday (June 30) would be an excellent opportunity for people to hear from an inspirational woman on the topic of resilience.
 
"Anne Deveson is a highly regarded authority on issues of social justice and mental health and she has achieved a string of awards for her work in the media and as an author," Cr Aldous said.
 
Ms Deveson helped establish the New South Wales Schizophrenia Fellowship and Sane Australia after her son Jonathon developed schizophrenia at the age of 17. Her book Tell Me I'm Here gives an account of Jonathon's illness and death.
 
Her hour-long presentation on coping with change is based on her personal experiences and on research. She will also discuss the development of resilience in children and among communities.
 
In addition, Caloundra magistrate Di Fingleton will speak on the value of resilience based on her personal experiences.
 
Ms Deveson will speak at the Caloundra Cultural Centre this Friday (June 30) at 1pm. Tickets are $10 per person and must be booked through the Cultural Centre on 5491 4240. Lunch is also available for $15.at the Centre café.
 
The Sea Change program is funded by a State Library of Queensland strategic development grant and looks at the impact of the 'sea change' phenomenon.

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