Dedicated to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health one story at a time
TIMBA is a registered charity with the ACNC and is dedicated to breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness through our community based activities and is 100% volunteer driven
Our major activity is TIMBA: The Storytelling Event cast from members of the community throughout Australia sharing their lived experience of mental health issues and recovery live on stage through spoken word, poetry, song and dance. https://youtu.be/qLGqyIAYVtI
Other stigma reduction activities also include:
Canberra Mental Health Film Festival now in it’s fourth year
TIMBA Mental Health Podcasts
RedTIMBA Wardrobe Project
Supply of new clothing, blankets and toiletry items to residents and patients of mental health facilities through out Canberra.
Monthly FREE Clothes Market for tenants at Kanangra Court high density government housing complex in Canberra. Supporting residents who may be disadvantaged by mental health issues, addiction, disability , low socio/ economic status or recently released from incarceration.
Ngunnawal Street pantries
Free community pantries based in the north of Canberra that supply a mix of second hand and new men’s and women’s clothing, non perishable food items, sanitary items, nappies, toiletries and toys to the local community