THE health, happiness and safety of of young people in our community is of utmost priority.
Family and Child Connect is driving a Talking Families campaign to be rolled out on a local level.
The campaign aims to promote help-seeking and help-offering behaviours among parents and the wider Sunshine Coast community.
A Queensland Family and Child Commission spokeswoman said while it had been run on a larger scale, the campaign was a local response to local needs.
“The campaign encourages people to seek help,” the spokeswoman said. “Not every community is the same.
“So we want to start that conversation.”
Last week prominent members of the community came together in Maroochydore to take the initial step in helping to build the project.
The workshop identified factors such as what was stressing families and what things might influence a person’s decision to seek help.
The spokeswoman said the intention of the campaign was for parents to get the support they needed when they needed it.
“We want to build the capacity of their natural support networks to offer effective help,” she said.
The campaign’s initial focus was statewide and the Coast will be the first to have its own program which is locally tailored.
If you need help, contact 13FAMILIES.
To have a say on the project, visit www.actforkids.com.au.
The campaign encourages people to seek help.
FOR OUR KIDS: Conrad Townson, Britt Sherwell , Kylie Walker, Melanie Grabski and Andy Gibson.