Cake to cel­e­brate a healthy head-space

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

WAMINDA res­i­dents got a spe­cial vis­i­tor on Wed­nes­day when Lead­ing Con­sta­ble Dan O’Hara, from Dalby Po­lice, hosted a morn­ing tea.

The event was held as part of World Men­tal Health Day, and Con­sta­ble O’Hara said po­lice took the men­tal ill­ness within the com­mu­nity very se­ri­ously.

“The fact is that quite of­ten a lot of of­fences and also prob­lems within the com­mu­nity prob­a­bly can have a birth­place based in poor men­tal health; that’s where a lot of prob­lems can stem from poor men­tal health,” Con­sta­ble O’Hara said.

“If we can in­crease the qual­ity of peo­ple’s men­tal health in the com­mu­nity, it will also pre­vent re­peat calls for ser­vice by the po­lice.”

Con­sta­ble O’Hara was wel­comed at the Dalby fa­cil­ity when he ar­rived with cake for at­ten­dees, and said he al­ways en­joyed vis­it­ing.

“Dalby po­lice work closely with the peo­ple of Waminda ... and we like to call on them here on a rel­a­tively reg­u­lar ba­sis and have a chat with them,” he said.

“It’s one of our favourite places to come be­cause we know we are al­ways wel­come.”

PHOTO: DO­MINIC EL­SOME

PARTY: Lead­ing Con­sta­ble Dan O'Hara at­tended a morn­ing tea with res­i­dents of Waminda as part of World Men­tal Health Day.

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