Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association and Lake Tyers Health and Children’s Service celebrated Fluro Friday on 4 October as part of Mental Health Week.
Kate Nunan, Counsellor – Mental Health Project Lead, invited Gippsland PHN staff to attend the event to support and raise mental health awareness.
Fluro Friday raises awareness of mental health through a simple recipe – saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro.
The focus for both organisations was on involving families and young people, encouraging them to feel confident about speaking openly about mental health. The event was planned to coincide with the September school holidays to provide access for youth and children to attend.
Everyone had great fun participating in activities including stand- up paddleboarding, Wayapa Wuurrk and connect to country, creating your wellbeing promise, a delicious lunch and Fluro fun.
Pictured participating in Fluro Friday are Gippsland PHN staff Cassie Mayman (left) and Allison Ferreira (right) with participants (from left) Kate Nunan, Sarah Stewart, Shanny Mobourne and Rebecca Abbey.