Local holistic health, fitness and wellbeing providers will come together to promote positive mental health during the 2018 Wellness & Family Fun Day on Sunday 7 October.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Fun Day, which runs from 8am to 12pm, will integrate mental health guest speakers with fun wellness-inspired activities.
“There will be everything from information stalls to mini workshops and drum circles; free yoga, massage & reflexology as well as organic fruit and veg for sale,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“We’ll also have face painting and hula hoop decorating for the children.”
Cr McLaughlin said the event would bring the topic of mental health to the forefront.
“It’s incredibly important that we as a community have open discussions about how we can improve our mental health every day. Introducing small changes, such as regular exercise or eating well, can have big impacts to our wellbeing.”
Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Ivan Frkovic said individual and community health was vitally important.
“Good mental health is important to us all. It builds resilience and helps us cope with life’s stresses, reduces the risk of mental ill-health, helps us maintain strong relationships and keeps us physically healthy,” he said.
“By staying as mentally healthy as we possibly can, we can reduce the incidence and impact of mental illness, and we can live happier and more fulfilling lives.”
Cr McLaughlin said the 2018 Wellness & Family Fun Day is being held as part of Queensland Mental Health Week and is building on the success of last year’s Mental Health Morning.
“I thank the Queensland Mental Health Commission and Queensland Alliance for Mental Health for the grant received. I encourage community members of all ages to join us for a fun and informative morning.”
For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.