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 talent including Pete Cornelius, Red Giant, MC Straay and many more.
The concert will coincide with the Circular Head Council’s mental health breakfast and include events during the day at Smithton High School, Circular Head Christian School and Emmerton Park.
Alongside the performances there will be talks from guest speakers.
“Our community has suffered some major losses in recent times as a result of mental health issues and it’s been a big talking point at 7Up,” said coordinator Dudley Billing. “So we decided as a group to do something to help address this problem.”
The event has been made possible through a Centenary Grant from the Commonwealth Bank, the backing of Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation and support from other Tasmanian organisations.
All proceeds raised from the events will fund mental health first aid training for community members.
Where’s Your Head At will be an alcohol free event and includes kids’ activities, hot food stalls, and ‘pit stop’ health checks.
The evening event is on Friday October 26 from 4.30 to 11.30pm at 73 Mella Road, Smithton and is free for under 18s, $10 for adults and $5 for pensioners.