It’s time to talk about Mental Health Issues on the Fleurieu…
The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor is focusing on raising awareness of mental health issues on the Fleurieu following a successful RCVH bike ride earlier in the year. Mental health issues like anxiety and depression currently affect over 3 million Australians and the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor would like to make sure that you and your family and friends are ok. If you or you know of a friend or family member that needs guidance or support then please call Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.
#breakthecycle – Join The Ride 20 to 23 March 2020
Rotarian Dwayne Cox Films Mental Health Awareness Video – 6 December 2019
On 6th Dec – Dwayne Cox was flown to Melbourne by his employer ( NAB ) to film for an internal training presentation on Mental Health and Awareness which will be ultimately rolled out to NAB’s 35,000 staff as a mandatory eLearn.
Dwayne spoke about his own journey over 40+ years with Anxiety and Depression then also the advocacy piece he is now embarking on. Not only through his own entity “ endorphin cycleworx” but also NAB Staff, friends, family and also the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor on the back of the very successful ‘Ocean to Outback’ ride to Broken Hill and the fundraising efforts for Australian Rotary health.
And, also next years #breakthecycle ride is to continue the message.
Hat Day – 10 October 2019
R U OK? Day – 12 September
The 12 September is r u ok day. Let’s make everyday an r u ok day for making sure friends, family and work mates mental health is ok. Check out the link below for how to ask those difficult questions about anxiety, depression and suicide .
Help is always available through BeyondBlue.
Bike Ride for Mental Health
Congratulations to the VH Rotary club on being recognised by Australian Rotary Health for raising funds for a scholarship focused on men’s mental health in the rural community. They rode from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill and raised over $67,000.
Watch the video by Mark Cox talking about the ride and his findings about men’s rural mental health below:
Mens and Veterans Mental Health
As a component of the objectives of the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor’s Mental Health Committee we are posting the following information and awareness information.
Mens Mental Health
As a man we have a habit of not talking about our physical health but even more we don’t talk about our mental health.
See the attached about the need to talk more,watch the video it might save someone you knows life.
Veterans Mental Health
The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor’s Mental Health Committee was recently made aware of this significant event happening at the end of July. Although it’s not in Victor Harbor we thought we should raise awareness of it.
Victor Harbor Children’s Playground
At the opening of the Victor Harbor children’s playground on Saturday 6 July 2019, the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor provided a popular bbq and there was lots of interest in ” raising awareness of mental health ” with brochures and information. This was a great way to launch and the perfect start to a year long campaign. Thanks to Beyond Blue and the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor.
Ocean 2 Outback – 636kms Bicycle Ride
Of the staggering $67,284 raised by the team during and following on from the Ocean to Outback bicycle ride, part of the funds will go towards a Funding Partner Research PhD Scholarship in the area of Rural Mens Mental Health, and the balance will fund general ARH Mental Health awareness programs.