Meet me in the Middle:
Experiencing Everyday Joy

Meet me in the middle is a unique storytelling opportunity for diverse community voices addressing social needs. Meet inspirational people and engage in conversations creating common ground and understanding.

During Queensland Mental Health Week, Adderton Everywhere is streaming ‘Meet me in the middle’ stories from diverse community voices about maintaining wellbeing in challenging times.

The topic Experiencing Everyday Joy is being explored in this interview with Sarah McRae and Andrew Dower.  Sarah finds joy in regularly connecting with friends in an online Lunch Club program organised by Andrew, Down Syndrome Queensland’s Program Manager for Social Programs.  Take a look at this very exciting recent lunch club with a famous guest – Dancer & Singer/ Song-writer, Timomatic!

Do you have a question for Andrew or Sarah?  Would you like to know how to experience more joy in your everyday?  Be involved in the conversation by emailing your question to by 14th September for it to be included in the story before it is recorded.

Visit Adderton’s Facebook Live and Instagram TV during Queensland Mental Health Week at 5pm on 10th October to watch, be inspired and have your questions answered by people developing new practices to maintain support and wellbeing in response to challenging times in 2020.

Sarah McRae – Child Care Worker and Lunch Club Member
Sarah lives independently and works three days per week in Childcare.  Sarah joins into the Lunch Club to catch up with friends and remain connected.  Lunch Club is a Down Syndrome Queensland (DSQ) Social Program.

DSQ is committed to upholding the rights of children and adults with Down syndrome and ensuring their needs and those of their families are met.

DSQ aims to build community awareness, provide support and empower people with Down syndrome to take their rightful place in their community.

Andrew Dower, Program Manager – Social Programs, Down Syndrome Queensland

Andrew is responsible for coordinating and running social programs and activities for Down Syndrome Queensland.  Including the DSQ Club, DSQ Teens, DSQ Kids, Challenge Weekends and the New Years Eve Ball.  In addition, Andrew also facilitates the virtual social programs DSQ Lunch Club, Trivia, Charades, Drawing, Dance Parties and Talent Shows.

* Images and video supplied and with permissions from Down Syndrome Queensland

Cost: Free
Suitable for: All ages

When & Where:

Saturday 10 October
Adderton Facebook Live and Instagram TV

You can be involved in the conversation by emailing your question to by 14th September for it to be included in the story before it is recorded.

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