The Lara Community came together again to raise funds and awareness of mental health issues with a wonderful dinner at the Lara Sporting Club, 15th July 2019. Sponsored by Lara & District Community Bank, Lara Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Lara Sporting Club and Wyngate Care this event donated $2500 to Project Thrive, who are then going to double this in hours providing positive mental health strategies in our local schools.
Over 80 people attended on the night to hear educational information and personal stories of mental health, suicide statistics & prevention, PTSD and addiction challenges. We were privileged to have 6 diverse speakers representing Project Thrive, Lara Secondary College, Lara Sporting Club, The Power in you Project and Lara community. Momentum Coaching have also donated free educational session for the Mental Health First Aid to all participants
A huge thank you to our presenters:
Andrea Downie, Kane Nuttall, Rob Sayer, Brett Ritchie, Wayne Tyrell and Jason Van Doren
All were fantastic with their honest accounts of living or working with mental health. In the coming weeks we will be providing some links to more information from these presenters including an article released this month that Andrea Downie is co author of.