Leeton Family Fun Day- A creative concept to tackle mental health within the community
The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) volunteers from Leeton were dressed in red to support Creative Community Concept’s (CCC) Family Fun Day on Thursday 21 January at Gossamer Park, Leeton. Providing a free BBQ meal and drinks, RRT volunteers teamed up with Headspace, Centacare Southwest NSW, and Intereach to promote physical and mental wellbeing for the youth within the community.
The fun day was complemented with several activities including football, laser tag, building blocks for children and various obstacle courses, all of which contributed towards building and promoting teamwork for young adults. RRT provided 80 delicious meals to staff, children, and their families as they completed the range of challenges.
Creative Community Concepts are a group of non-profit organisations collaborating to motivate communities to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of their members. Active in the community development space, the organisation strives to deliver programs that create a difference and fulfil their main purpose of “Connecting and Empowering Communities” using their initiatives.
Headspace helps thousands of young people access vital support through headspace centres in 124 communities across Australia. They offer online and phone counselling services, vocational services, and with their presence in schools, the organisation can help young people with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support.
Centacare South West NSW is a social service agency of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Wagga Wagga. The organisation is a member of the wider network of Catholic social service organisations across Australia, known as Catholic Social Services Australia. Centacare, is a not for profit, non government organisation that has been providing professional services to individuals and families since 1991. They act on behalf of the Diocese to alleviate disadvantage through the provision of services to children, young people, individuals, families and communities in the Diocese.
Intereach has been working throughout the Riverina Murray region of NSW and northern Victoria to strengthen and support communities and to improve the social and personal wellbeing of children, families, older people, carers and people with a disability. The purpose of the organisation is to strengthen and improve social and personal wellbeing for individuals, families, and communities; promote and facilitate access, equality and social justice; and deliver services locally that are of quality and have value.
RRT feels delighted to collaborate with these organisations and is grateful to support the youth of the community with its benevolent services.