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Redlands Spotlight on Mental Health

11 October 2022

Mental health services in the Redlands community will be in the spotlight next week as Thrive by the Bay returns to the Bayside for its seventh year.

The initiative, hosted by a network of local mental health providers, continues to promote mental health and wellbeing to the community as part of Queensland Mental Health Week. 

This year sees an all-new line up of attractions, kicked off by a thought-provoking yarn about the mental health challenges of First Nations people by Margie Kennedy, a local Cooee Elder.

Metro South Health worker and event representative Rebecca Fitzgerald said a team of experienced mental health workers were looking forward to welcoming the community next week and raising awareness about the mental health services available in the Redlands.

“Along with raising awareness, we want to connect people to the right services and strengthen the community’s capacity to seek support,” Ms Fitzgerald said.

“We are also excited to introduce the community to complementary therapies such as massage, aromatherapy and even drum therapy; all of which could lead to an enhanced state of mind.”

Along with participating in the free activities, enjoying live music, and savouring a free sausage sizzle, attendees could expect a return visit from last year’s crowd favourite- The Quandamooka Chef, Kieron Anderson.

The event will be held at Raby Bay Harbour with organisers hoping for their largest crowd yet.

“This is a fun, welcoming and culturally diverse event for all ages and abilities and we welcome the whole community to attend,” Ms Fitzgerald said.

Last updated 11 October 2022
Last reviewed 11 October 2022

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