Carpe Diem is a contemporary portrayal of every day Australian males dealing with issues of health, grief, loss and depression. It stresses the importance of professional care in times of crises, and highlights the importance of mate ship and looking out for each other. With the rising incidence of depression and suicide amongst Australian males, a project of this nature is relevant; encouraging open and honest conversation and increased awareness. Carpe Diem is a didactic comedy designed for work place and community audiences; delivering the mental health messages in a way that is entertaining, immediate and highly relevant.
Following the play, there will be a Q&A with the actors discussing mental health
“Sound mental health is essential to our daily lives; and the ability to function and work is paramount to the health and wellbeing of work places, families and communities. Carpe Diem is an entertaining look at how friendship and proper care give a man the strength to cope and the tools to carry on… No man is an island.”