StreetWork Ku-ring-gai Com­mu­nity Fun Day 2018

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On Sun­day 18 Novem­ber, lo­cal youth or­ga­ni­za­tion, StreetWork hosted their Com­mu­nity Fun Day in Hornsby Mall. StreetWork’s Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Branch was sup­ported by Ro­tary Wahroonga and lo­cal busi­nesses, lo­cal po­lit­i­cal mem­bers and sup­port­ers.

Align­ing with In­ter­na­tional Men’s Day, this fundrais­ing event fo­cused on Pos­i­tive Male Role Mod­els. The theme was to en­cour­age males, of any age, to work to­gether for men­tal and phys­i­cal health – and it didn’t dis­ap­point!

Event or­gan­iser and Lo­cal Health Ad­vo­cate, Mrs Lucy Dahill says “With more young men ex­pe­ri­enc­ing anx­i­ety or de­pres­sion be­tween the ages of 16 to 24, it’s vi­tal they feel sup­ported by their com­mu­nity and have re­sources to help them. On Sun­day our com­mu­nity showed sup­port with gusto, pos­i­tive en­ergy and laugh­ter all day; I feel very proud to have been part of it and thank all those who par­tic­i­pated. Our vol­un­teers, stall­hold­ers, per­form­ers, donors and spe­cial guests re­ally bought all their en­ergy on the day.” On av­er­age, one in eight men will ex­pe­ri­ence de­pres­sion and one in five men will ex­pe­ri­ence anx­i­ety at some stage of their lives. Mr Matt Kean says “It was fan­tas­tic to be part of the StreetWork Hornsby Com­mu­nity Fun Day. I want to thank StreetWork for the won­der­ful event they put on over the week­end and the amaz­ing work they do in our com­mu­nity. It is vi­tal, that as male role mod­els in our com­mu­nity that we sup­port our mates, our young men, col­leagues and peers when it comes to men­tal health.”

The Fun Day raised over $6K for StreetWork’s Kick­start Men­tor­ing Pro­gram.

“StreetWork is very grate­ful to be part of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai com­mu­nity. We are pas­sion­ate and ea­ger to work with the lo­cal youth com­mu­nity, to turn young lives around and sup­port their fu­tures” says Board Mem­ber, Michael Greene.

Visit www.horns­by­commu­ni­ty­fun­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

This need has been de­ter­mined through ex­ten­sive data anal­y­sis and in con­junc­tion with StreetWork’s ex­ten­sive ser­vice net­work which in­cludes NSW Po­lice, Ju­ve­nile Jus­tice, De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion & Train­ing, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, TAFE NSW, lo­cal coun­cils, schools, other youth-sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tions and by en­gag­ing with young peo­ple who we meet through our Out­reach ac­tiv­i­ties.

Matt Kean and the Ro­tary StreetWork vol­un­teers

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