Standing Tall Expo to help address mental health in Huon Valley

The University of Tasmania and Huon Valley community members, with the support of the Huon Valley City Council, is organising the Standing Tall Expo to raise awareness about the services and businesses in the Huon Valley that can help address mental health issues and trauma.

The event will take place at the Huonville PCYC from 10 am to 3pm on Friday September 3.  

The theme of the event is community health, wellbeing and fostering community connections, especially for community members who have experienced hardship.

Huon Valley service providers and residents will be in attendance to talk to you about their available services, and provide you with some advice on any of the topics featured at the expo.    

As well as a program of presentations, a number of information booths will be available, for example on nutrition, sleep health, literacy, family and mental health support.  A variety of organisations will be in attendance including Hearing Tasmania, Legal Aid, Social Enterprises, the Lions Club, and many more. 

Some limited child minding will be available, with Edmund Rice Camps providing childcare and supervision.  

The Standing Tall Expo is an initiative of the University of Tasmania, supported by community members and the Huon Valley Council.  The project, and the expo has been sponsored by the FRRR (Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal), with some additional support from Bec Enders, Mayor.

For more information please contact:  Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron, research lead on law enforcement and public health at the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, University of Tasmania ([email protected]).

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