Australians familiar with “Black Friday” sales might associate them with images of Americans clambering over each other to battle for iPhones and TVs. Yet this term – used here by companies such as Amazon, Kogan, Bonds, and The Good Guys to promote their sales – is inappropriate for Australia given its association with devastating bushfires.
You might have seen Murrindindi Shire’s open letter calling on politicians and candidates to make an urgent commitment to provide more resources to mental health services in Murrindindi Shire.
The 2019 Victorian Australian of the Year Award recipients have been announced last night at a ceremony hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, and Mr Anthony Howard QC at Government House in Melbourne.
In 2009 Carol Matthews’ home was destroyed by fire and her 22-year-old son Sam was killed in the Black Saturday bushfires. Carol has been nominated as Victoria’s ‘Local Hero’ for the 2019 Australia Day Awards.
Young people in Murrindindi Shire will be able to access mental health support easier and closer to home if a Liberal (State) Government is elected this November.
It’s Mental Health Week and following Murrindindi Shire’s open letter “call [ing] on all political parties standing for election to urgently fix the significant gaps in mental health services for our community,” Kinglake Ranges News contacted all candidates and incumbent, Cindy McLeish (Lib) for a response.
When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health.
As we head towards the Victorian State Election in November, Murrindindi Shire Councillors and Chief Executive Officer, Craig Lloyd call on all political parties standing for election to urgently fix the significant gaps in mental health services for our community.
Murrindindi Shire Council, including all councillors and Shire CEO Craig Lloyd call on candidates to improve mental health services in the Shire, with many people still affected by Black Saturday.
The Marysville community is looking for good ideas to support bushfire recovery as the Bushfire Recovery Fund and Marysville Triangle Community Development Fund (MTCF) 2018 grants are now available.