Guest speaker in­spires laugh­ter, smiles

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

LAUGH­TER and smiles in­di­cated the suc­cess of the North Bur­nett com­mu­nity lun­cheon in Mun­dub­bera.

Guest pre­sen­ter Amanda Gore had peo­ple let­ting their hair down and aban­don­ing their in­hi­bi­tions while speak­ing and act­ing silly to their Joy Bud­dies.

Ms Gore also spoke about the need for psy­cho­log­i­cal and emo­tional re­cov­ery af­ter trau­matic events such as the re­cent nat­u­ral flood dis­as­ters.

She im­parted prac­ti­cal tech­niques and ad­vice.

She likened what the North Bur­nett has gone through to a war zone.

She said res­i­dents as a com­mu­nity were suf­fer­ing post trau­matic stress.

The lun­cheon was an ini­tia­tive of the Hu­man So­cial Disas­ter Re­cov­ery Sub Group.

Sub group chair Deputy Mayor Faye Whe­lan said the Hu­man So­cial Disas­ter Re­cov­ery Sub Group was grate­ful to Amanda Gore and hus­band Ken as she do­nated her usual speak­ing fee back to sup­port those af­fected by the re­cent disas­ter event.

“I find in­spi­ra­tion to carry on when we meet car­ing hu­man be­ings such as Amanda and Ken,” Cr Whe­lan said.

The North Bur­nett lun­cheon was made pos­si­ble through fund­ing pro­vided un­der the 2010/11 Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment and Re­cov­ery Pack­age, which is a joint ini­tia­tive of the Fed­eral and State Gov­ern­ments, un­der the Nat­u­ral Re­lief and Re­cov­ery Ar­range­ments.

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