Get talking!

Redpa. Save Your Bacon will return to Redpa in two weeks’ time to continue the conversation on healthy living.

The Rural Health Tasmania event focuses on the importance of talking to friends and family, and making healthy lifestyle choices.

Following the success of last year’s roadshows, Save Your Bacon has returned to Circular Head thanks to the support of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

This year’s event will feature a talk from Australian of the Year finalist Mitch McPherson, who founded the Speak Up, Stay Chatty campaign after losing his younger brother to suicide. He has since gone on to give talks around the country on mental health and suicide prevention.

Entertainment will be provided by award winning singer-songwriter Claire Anne Taylor, and the Pit Stop health check team will be there to help people to keep their personal health in check.

“We find these events to be really effective in raising people’s awareness about holistic health,” says Rural Health youth and community worker Dudley Billing.

“A lot of people just don’t spend much time considering their own health and may not regularly access these kinds of services. This is of great concern as doctors and emergency staff can find themselves treating totally preventable conditions that have escalated to chronic stages.”

A family event, Save Your Bacon is being held at Redpa Club Rooms on Tuesday May 9 from 6.45 to 9pm.

“Everyone is encouraged to come along and enjoy a beautiful free meal, a couple of free drinks, great music and a good yarn.”

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