Mental health recognition

ADVOCATE: Mental health advocate, artist and journalist Kyra Sykes with her art featured in Headspace Mount Gambier.

PASSIONATE mental health advocate and The Border Watch journalist Kyra Sykes has been recognised at a state level for her outstanding contribution to raising awareness of mental health in the region.

Ms Sykes was awarded the South Australian Mental Health Promotion Award at the 2017 Mental Health Excellence Awards for her work committed to increasing awareness and reducing the stigma around mental health.

Through expressing her experiences with art in both the Penola and Mount Gambier communities, Ms Sykes is a well-known and respected mental


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