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The Bean Bank takes home a MICA

Linda MacDonald and Suzanne Annesty-Udle

Twenty years ago Suzanne Annesty-Udle opened the Bean Bank. A thriving coffee shop and community gathering place on Charlotte street in Sydney.

Today, she is a MICA (Meaningful Involvement of Consumers Award) winner too. MICAs celebrate the meaningful involvement of mental health consumers in society. The awards honour consumers, families, clinicians, and groups who support and respect the expertise of individuals who experience a mental illness.

Linda MacDonald is responsible for the nomination.

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