On December 3rd we join in with the Surf Coast Shire Council in celebrating ‘International Day of People with Disability’ (IDPwD). In 1992 the United Nations originally promoted this day to create awareness and acceptance of all peoples with a variety of disabilities. Anglesea Community House is dedicated to providing an accessible and inclusive place in our community.
Miranda Millen, a long term volunteer at Anglesea Community House shares her thoughts on celebrating IDPwD.
“Most people in Australia don’t realise that Mental Health is a disability. I have Type 1 Bipolar Affective Disorder and anxiety. Bipolar in Australia is quite common with 1 person in 50 affected. Due to multiple hospitalisations and long recovery times, work is not always a sustainable option. Volunteering at the Anglesea Community House (ACH) is a rewarding experience, it is a caring and supportive environment where I feel valued and accepted. Each day is different, and I love working on creative projects. Being involved with the local community is an important part of staying connected and leading a fulfilling life”.