National Mental Health Week
Bit of a long post but a super important message. Yesterday I received a care package including this delicious #ShakaUpForMentalHealth cupcake from the Barwon Health Foundation.
Saturday, 10 October 2020 is World Mental Health Day and the start of a national, week long awareness campaign, aimed to activate, educate and engage Australians in a conversation about mental health.
The Barwon Health Foundation is committed to supporting the mental health of Greater Geelong and has launched a new social media campaign to highlight the mental health issues many people are facing during the pandemic, and beyond.
The Shaka Up for Mental Health campaign is encouraging people in our community to check-in on mates and help raise much-needed awareness and funds for vital mental health initiatives at Barwon Health.
What can you do? Check-in on a mate this week and send a Shaka
Take a selfie of you doing the Shaka
Upload onto Facebook or Instagram and tag #ShakaUpForMentalHealth
Tag a mate that you are checking in on
If you can, make a $5 donation to support mental health services in Geelong.
For more information and to make a donation, head to www.shakaupformentalhealth.com.au
Medimime Tees and Hoodies
Our first ever batch of Medimime branded tees and hoodies have arrived and we love them.
We're no longer accepting orders for our 2020 merchandise but hope to have a shop in the future!
Thank you to everyone who supported us!
If you would like to become a 2020 member, please email us!
Opening Night for The Little Mermaid
Tonight would have been the opening night of our 2020 production and even though we cancelled our season early in the pandemic, our preparation started long before that.
Each year we work with the Graphic Design students at The Gordon to produce our artwork, we give them a simple brief and let their creativity and imagination do the rest.
Here are the submissions from the class of 2020. Which one is your favourite?
Don’t forgot you can still help raise money for Barwon Health by heading to https://www.barwonhealthfoundation.org.au/general-donation and making a donation.
September is #ShakaUpForMentalHealth month, so for the month of September we will be checking in on our Medimime community, both online and offline, and sending them a
1 in 5 Australians aged between 16-85 will experience a mental illness in any year, so we just wanted to remind everyone to take a moment this week to check in on your mates
In The Name of Theatre
we received our copies of “In The Name Of Theatre: The History, Culture and Voices of Amateur Theatre in Victoria”.
“In the Name of Theatre was published by Cheryl Threadgold to ensure the history and culture of Victorian amateur theatre is recorded for today’s theatre-lovers and the researchers of tomorrow.”
Thank you Cheryl for keeping an important record for Medimime and many other Geelong theatre companies in In the Name of Theatre.
If you would like a copy, head to https://www.inthenameoftheatre.com.au/
Become a Member
With Medimime being unable to stage our annual pantomime this year, we are coming up with different ways to raise money for Barwon Health and the vital services they provide our community.
Over the last few years, we've raised on average of $30k from our annual productions. This comes down to the generous support from our members (cast and crew), amazing sponsors and much loved audiences.
This year our goal is to raise $10k (at least.)
So, to kick off our fundraising efforts, for $30.00, the price of a standard Medimime ticket, you will become a Medimime member for 2020/21 and receive the limited edition member tee (pictured).
To become a member and order your tee, simply head to our 'Members & Merch' page on our website and complete the form.
Also, make sure you keep an eye out on our page as we release additional Medimime merchandise available for purchase over the coming days.
Annual General Meeting 2020
Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual Annual General Meeting tonight.
We are thrilled to be making a donation of $30,698.06 to the Acute Neurosciences Unit - Heath Wing 2 at Barwon Health this year, our profits from our 2019 production of Rapunzel: A Tangled Panto.
The Medimime Committee would also like to thank our outgoing committee members, Leonie Joynson, Erin Bloye, Seamus Kennedy and Jenna Irvin, thank you for your invaluable contribution to our organisation.
With the most recent announcements from the Federal and State Governments regarding the roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia and the staged approached to easing restrictions, Medimime now have a clearer view of our immediate future and what is achievable.
Medimime has made the difficult but essential decision to cancel our 2020 production of The Little Mermaid, which was due to be staged at the Geelong Arts Centre in September. Unfortunately, with the ongoing restrictions on gatherings and the continuation of social distancing, our ability to audition and rehearse our production in time to take to the stage in September has been limited.
Final 2019/20 Committee Meeting
The 2019/20 Medimime Committee meet for the last time tonight before our Annual General Meeting scheduled for later in the month.
If you would like to be apart of the 2020/21 Medimime Committee, head to the Facebook event for more details or send us a message.