Rotary Award

 

RAMHP Worker in the Western NSW Local Health District, Di Gill, made a presentation on mental health to the Grenfell Rotary Club on Wednesday 11 December.

Di has a long history of partnering with Rotary and was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Australian Rotary Health Ambassador and member of the Grenfell Rotary Board Nevin Hughes.

Rotary International has long been supporters of mental health research and education. Following an Australian Rotary Health Symposium held in Canberra (May, 2013) on Prevention of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan: Setting New Directions for Research and Implementation Rotary have decided to conduct Forums and Workshops that could help communities be more aware of factors that can make a difference on one’s mental health and well-being.

Rotary Clubs throughout Australia are being invited to conduct community forums focusing on “Preventing Mental Health Problems in Our Community”. The community forums are organised by Rotary Clubs as part of their contribution to community service, and especially deal with the public’s awareness of mental illness issues.

RAMHP hopes to be able to support or partner with Rotary on these forums across rural NSW.