Local services go in the spotlight at family fun day
MORE THAN 200 community members learned about local services and activities while enjoying the atmosphere at the Healthy Towns Maclean Family Fun Day on Tuesday, October 30.
The event was hosted by North Coast Primary Health Network, Our Healthy Clarence, Maclean Community Health and the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) in the recently landscaped McLachlan Park. A wide range of service providers and community groups attended, showing there is something for everyone in Maclean.
Community members were able to access information relevant to any stage of the life journey from birth to aged care.
Maclean TAFE shared the learning experience with virtual reality goggles; Community Health staff provided blood pressure checks and health information; and Maclean CWA had a fantastic array of goodies to share as well as Caringa with their food storage bags made from recycled materials. RHAMP launched their Glovebox Guide to Mental Health and encouraged the community to add to a giant community canvas.
Also in attendance were NCPHN My Health Record, NDIS, Solid Mob, New Horizons, OTCP, Cranes, The Buttery, Social Futures, Department of Human Services (Centrelink) and Clarence Care and Support.
The community participated in updating the What’s On in Maclean Calendar, which will be turned into print and electronic form for the community to keep and share.
The day was made more successful with Our Healthy Clarence and Headspace working hard on the barbecue to provide lunch for everyone.
In a true show of Maclean spirit Alistair provided the mood with a touch of Scottish Heritage with bagpipes over the lunch break.
This event evolved from community feedback during our Healthy Towns consultations and was an enjoyable way to find out more about what services are available in the community and where to go for help if needed. Event coordinator Carolyn Ardler said:
“It was great to see the community enjoying the atmosphere. It was also fantastic to see service providers networking and sharing information to create strong links and referral pathways for the community.”
This was the last event for Mental Health Month and was a wonderful way to close the Mental Health Month Calendar.
BIG CROWD: More than 200 people came to the Maclean Healthy Towns Fun Day October 30.
BIG CROWD: A young boy gets his heart rate measured.