Hey you! Did you know that MSIT (Metropolitan Southern Insitute of TAFE) is no longer...MSIT? It has now been combined together with all TAFEs across all other TAFEs this year. Tonight's TAFE fashion show was a remarkable display and big inspiration for me, cause I will be taking up a fashion course at TAFE QLD this upcoming July. Yay. And it was lovely meeting some, or not all (yet) designers who studied through TAFE. The 45 min or show started around 7pm this June, and it showcased designs across all levels of studies. From active wear, cocktail, swimwear and much more, it was indeed a visual delight that filled all my senses. The fashion show is always well organised and it was pleasure to attend the event as a blogger. I took as much photos needed, and I apologise in advance if I missed a few designers. It was more of a 'testing the light' thing for those designers' collection who were showcased at the very beginning of the show, if that makes sense. Hence why I'm not the official "photographer" for the fashion show.
Like I said, this was my second time to view the collections across from Diploma level students' designs to Advanced Diploma level students' designs. The commitment and the hardwork into what the students have done for their designs really exudes on the catwalk and runway tonight. Lots of more accomplisments for TAFE QLD to come, and so will my personal accomplishments come to life. There is nothing more important to me now than finishing this 18 month course. Before I say further things about my uptaking of a new course, I want to say that each and everyone of you have inspired me and I THANK YOU for those who come to my website (for the first time) or make repeated visits. Also, this new course will equip me with the tools and skills I need to go out in this big world, and do things. You know, I was inspired by a quote one of the head speakers spoke to us tonight, and I'd like to end with it:
"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default." ~ J.K. Rowling
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Acute Care Team (24hr QLD Mental Health Support)
1300 642 255 (also known as 1300 MH CALL) - I use this service as an existing patient with the PAH Mental Health teams as I was an in-patient at the hospital. You have the option to speak with a Mental Health Clinician. I found the clinicians generally helpful. I have a long history with the hospital, and they can easily bring up my file - as long as I say who I am. Sometimes I use this line to check on my future appointments with the team.
The online forumsis a great initiative byBeyond Blue. The forums are fully moderated, and there are Community Champions (title based on their post count) there but they are real people who have gone through traumatic experiences in their lives, and volunteer their time and help on the forums. There are different sections for different topics around mental health such as; Depression, Relationships. There's also a forum for Young People to share, which I'm interested in. If you first stumble upon the forums, I recommend you not to read everything, as it can be easy to get caught up in it all (or maybe just me personally); but start off reading the guides, especially sticky threads to get a feel of that particular section.