Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Mentally Ill Have a Healing Network

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Mentally Ill Have a Healing Network

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Byline: Digby Hildreth

THE launch of a multi-disciplinary support network is offering fresh hope to people with a mental illness on the Tweed.

The Shambhala United Network (SUN) has been a 30-year dream of Bilambil Heights woman Katrina Semple, who had witnessed the destructive power of substance abuse and bipolar disorder in her family.

Shambhala is a Sanskrit word meaning a mystical place of peace and happiness and SUN takes a holistic approach to mental illness by providing free therapies and techniques to help quieten the mind, relax the body and soothe the soul, Ms Semple said.

The aim of the not-for-profit network is to give people the tools to find a way through the challenges that life presents.

SUN is made up of qualified practitioners from a range of therapies, including yoga, meditation, chiropractic services, massage, hypnotherapy, naturopathy, fitness and nutrition, reiki and feng shui.

The therapists have their own practices but are donating their time and skills voluntarily to the network. …

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