NCACCH Mental Health Week

Chair of NCACCH Helen Felstead, with Dietician Tracy Hardy, at the annual celebrations for Mental Health Week at the Tin Can Bay foreshore

Chair of NCACCH Helen Felstead, with Dietician Tracy Hardy, at the annual celebrations for Mental Health Week at the Tin Can Bay foreshore

The North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH) recently held its celebrations for Mental Health Week in Tin Can Bay.

Chair of the NCACCH is local Helen Felstead (nee Clary) and said: “Today is about emotional help and wellbeing – especially after Covid.

“NCACCH  runs numerous services and programs including Allied Health, Child Health children’s programs and Chronic Disease Management programs and we want people to know these services exist for indigenous people to access.

Activities included at last month’s event were Cultural Grounding with Sara from Ochre Bee, Cooking Demonstration with Tracy and Jenna from Wattleseed Nutrition, Art Therapy with Nicola Turschwell and a barbecue lunch was provided.

“Most Aboriginal Medical Services are usually based in one place where they are a stand-alone building and the Indigenous community come to them for their health needs.

“However, NCACCH provides eligible clients across 7000 sqm with access to over 470 doctors across 72 NCACCH -approved general practices in the NCACCH service area.

“We held the event in Tin Can Bay again because last year the community engagement exceeded our expectations, as not many events are held in the area.

“We also have several clients in this region and would like to provide services and activities for these clients, as this can sometimes be a remote area.

“Our biggest hurdle is transporting clients from Rainbow Beach, Cooloola and Gympie so they are able to attend the event in Tin Can Bay.

Helen would love to find out what the community’s expectations and needs are in the Indigineous community and would love to hear from you.

You can email Helen at chair@ncacch.org.au or go to ncacch.org.au