Invite. Community brekkie for health

You’re invited to take part in a community breakfast for mental health. Circular Head Council is hosting breakfast to help locals understand mental health issues in the community, gain the knowledge to support someone facing difficult times, and empower others to speak up and get help if they need to. The breakfast begins at 7am, …

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Where’s your head at?

Action. The local Seven Up Youth Centre is set to spread some positive vibes with a string of events culminating in an all ages music festival and fundraiser. The main event, held at Trawmanna, will see Launceston eight-piece soul rock outfit, The Bad Dad Orchestra take the stage with support from a raft of Tassie …

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Making a festival

Event. Smithton High School students have put their heads together to come up with Where’s Your Head At? Supported by Seven Up Youth Centre, Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation and other Tasmanian organisations, the event focuses on starting conversations surrounding mental health. Local students have been a driving force in the organising of the inaugural event. …

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Wellbeing works

Event. A unique exhibition has opened in Smithton, promoting the benefits of art as therapy for positive mental health. The ‘Rural Art Roadshow: Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Communities’ was launched at Time Out on Emmett on Tuesday night. The roadshow forms part of the University of Tasmania’s (UTAS) 125th anniversary celebrations, and is …

3 years ago

Riding for health

Wellbeing. A group of ‘Psychs on Bikes’ were in Smithton on Sunday, providing local residents with easier access to health services during ‘Mental Health Week’. Teaming up with Tasmanian mental health organisation, Rural Alive and Well (RAW), the group set up health stations at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre and welcomed passersby to …

3 years ago

Psychs on Bikes

Wellbeing. A group of ‘Psychs on Bikes’ are set to roar into Smithton, lifting the lid on mental health with free tucker, entertainment and health checks. The group is made up of trained mental and physical health clinicians and motorbike enthusiasts who, as part of their holidays, undertake a ‘ride’ that travels to remote communities …

3 years ago

Nurturing the next generation

Education. Smithton Primary School has implemented a new strategy to reduce negative mental health developing in their students. Based on a British concept, the Nurture Group Network aims to target adverse emotional and social habits which have developed early in life as a result of lacking supportive role models and a nourishing environment. Children are …

3 years ago
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Help us, health you

Research. A local group is calling on community support for a proposed three-year research project delving into mental health issues within Circular Head. Organised through Australian Rotary Health, the initiative would engage an independent research officer to work with an array of local service providers and individuals, gathering hard data to utilise for early intervention …

4 years ago

Mood remains high

Cause. Latrobe man Christopher Linton arrived in Smithton on Monday evening to mark a turn towards the west coast in his unsupported circumnavigation of Tasmania. Leaving from his starting point at Port Arthur on April 2 with 14-year-old son Kelvyn, the 51-year-old has continued his record-breaking walk alone over the past week to raise funds …

4 years ago

Jared’s legacy

Remembering. Jared Ling was an easy going, caring boy who made others laugh. He loved all things motors, fishing, and never left home without his gumboots. The 18-year-old Edith Creek boy had a close bond with his younger sister, he called his dad ‘old mate’ and he was always willing to help mum around the …

4 years ago