tackles mental health
A forum in Warracknabeal will tackle serious discussion around mental health issues and suicide prevention.
Queensland-based performance coach Alistair Mitchell will lead the forum which will also involve Rural Northwest Health allied health staff. The event is hosted by Warracknabeal Rotary Club with support from Rural Northwest Health, Yarriambiack Shire and Warrack Eagles Football and Netball Club.
Event organiser Chris Hewitt said it was important to support those community members doing it tough.
“As a farmer, I have a good understanding of how low you can get when things aren’t going well,” Mr Hewitt said.
“This event is to get people together so they have a better understanding of how to deal with mental health and how to support others.”
Mr Mitchell is a performance coach specialising in mental health and wellbeing. He is a men’s health advocate and a motivational speaker at Discovering The Best You.
“Alistair has a reputation as an outstanding and relatable speaker,” Mr Hewitt said.
“People leave Alistair’s sessions inspired to make massive change, regardless of what challenges they may be facing,” he said.
“Along with being inspired to do and be better, they leave with practical tools they can implement daily to ensure they can go out and achieve them.
“They are inspired as well as empowered to go and take action.”
The Community Health forum is free for everyone to attend and includes a light supper and some refreshments. It starts at 7pm (after the Warrack Show) on Thursday October 11 at Anzac Park Community Centre.
This event is funded by Rotary Health Group through a Federal Government grant.