Mental Health

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.



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. 

https://www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask


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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

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. 
See below:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2019-smartbar-walk-for-a-veteran-with-pts-tickets-53898767665


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.

Rotary BBQ Boys
Rotarians Mark Shields, John Swincer, Peter Morison and Graham Moody working hard to perfect the perfect sausage! 
Victor Harbor – Saturday 6 July 2019

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.

Our super team of fit members setting out on the Ocean to Outback cycle ride to raise money for mental health. Over $67,000 was raised and some of this money has been used to create a new scholarship aimed at rural mens mental health issues. Victor Harbor – 28 March 2019