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24 September, 2021

Free postcards for friends and family

OVER four million specially designed, prepaid postcards have been delivered to rural and remote houses across the country to help better connect Australians.

By Rhys Thomas

Postal Manager of the Mareeba Post Office Eileen Cummins with the free postcards.

OVER four million specially designed, prepaid postcards have been delivered to rural and remote houses across the country to help better connect Australians.

Australia Post has partnered with Beyond Blue to bring these new post cards to Australians, available for free at participating post offices and in mailboxes.

The new postcards are divided into two sections, the usual part where people can write messages and notes to friends or loved ones, ready to ship free of charge.

The second part is a unique card that you get to keep for yourself, it includes helpful tips on how to maintain good mental health. 

Postal Manager of the Mareeba Post Office Eileen Cummins said that sometimes all it takes is one “small” message, to have a “big” impact.

“Sometimes a small message can be all it takes to make a big difference to someone you care about,” she said.

“Receiving one of these postcards in the mail could have a really positive impact on someone’s mental health. 

“There are still postcards available at Mareeba Post Office so we encourage our community to connect with someone they may not have seen in a while with a message of love, hope and support.”

Australia Post Head of Community Nicky Tracey said the simple idea would have a positive impact on people’s mental health, particularly for those who are currently unable to visit friends and family. 

“We know that when we connect, we feel better and sometimes a small message can be all it takes to make a big difference to someone you care about,” Ms Tracey said. 

“These postcards make it really easy to connect with a message of love, hope and support by simply putting a message on the card, addressing it and dropping it in a red post box.”

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