29 September, 2022
Free community events put a focus on wellbeing
TWO free events will be hosted by Tablelands Regional Council and community organisations next month in recognition of Queensland Mental Health Week.
The week, which runs from 8-16 October is an annual awareness campaign that shines a spotlight on individual and community mental health and wellbeing.
“This year’s theme is ‘Awareness. Belonging. Connection’ which reflects the important factors that help people maintain positive mental health and wellbeing,” Mayor Rod Marti said.
“Poor mental health affects more than one in five Australians every year but you don’t need to wait for Queensland Mental Health Week to connect with our services to maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.”
To mark the week, the Tablelands Ageing Well Expo will be held at Merriland Hall in Atherton on Thursday 6 October from 9am-1pm.
On Tuesday, 11 October, the Malanda Mental Health and Volunteer Event will be held at ECHO Neighbourhood House from 2pm-5pm.
“These are opportunities to find out how we can enhance our social and emotional wellbeing by building our personal resilience and support networks,” Mayor Marti said