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PEDAL POWER TO BE USED IN GRIFFITH TO RAISE AWARENESS OF MENTAL HEALTH

Pedal power will be used to raise awareness for mental health in Griffith next week.

Each year in NSW, Mental Health Month is recognised throughout the month of October. The aim of this month is to urge all of us to reflect on our mental health and wellbeing, but also; include the month’s message in our everyday lives.

To help encourage people to connect with others, this year’s theme is Share the Journey and Griffith City Council has partnered with service providers Personnel Group, headspace Griffith and Intereach as they help spread the word.

Residents are invited to come along and cheer on locals at Griffith Central Plaza on Wednesday 10 October, 2018 from 10am to 2pm as they cycle non-stop for the cause.

Featuring healthy cooking classes, performances by students from Shannon’s Dance Studio, children’s activities and exercise demonstrations by gym instructors.  

Griffith City Mayor John Dal Broi, who will officially open the event, said he hopes to see community members get behind the participants as they pedal to raise awareness.

“Come along and join in the fun and enjoy the free activities we’ve got planned,” Cr Dal Broi said.

“Mental Health is such an important issue. We all need to do whatever we can to help each other out.

“Whether we have experienced mental illness or not, it helps to think about the importance of looking after our mental health and wellbeing as well as looking out for one another.”

If you need to talk to someone urgently call Access Line 1800 800 944 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

 

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