Emer­ald feels the good vi­bra­tions

Central Queensland News - - NEWS -

EMER­ALD res­i­dents felt the good vi­bra­tions last week­end as part one of the free com­mu­nity men­tal health aware­ness event opened to a lov­ing crowd.

“We have had a re­ally good turnout,” Good Vi­bra­tions part one or­gan­iser Sharri Baker said.

“I think the speak­ers en­light­ened a lot of peo­ple with the dif­fer­ent things they were talk­ing about and the knowl­edge they were pass­ing on. There were lots of in­ter­est­ing things for peo­ple to take home.”

Ms Baker hopes Good Vi­bra­tions be­comes an an­nual event.

“I would love to put Good Vi­bra­tions to­gether as an an­nual event – to have this again next year as an open day to men­tal health week would be great,” she said.

“Hope­fully in the com­ing years we are able to get a lit­tle bit more ex­po­sure so we can in­volve a lot more or­gan­i­sa­tions and schools.”

She would like more peo­ple to be proac­tive about their well-be­ing.

“Don’t wait un­til there is a men­tal ill­ness un­til you start to do some­thing. Look af­ter your men­tal health and well-be­ing be­fore some­thing hap­pens,” she said.

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