A concept design for the $250 million Griffith Base Hospital redevelopment is open for public comment until December 1.
We encourage community members to have their say. You can visit drop-in information sessions at Griffin Plaza from 11am-2pm on October 23, outside the newsagency in Yenda from 9-11am on October 24, and Griffith City Library from October 18-25. You can also view the designs at www.mlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about-us/griffith-base-hospital-redevelopment
Along with breast cancer awareness, October is also the month for Mental Health Awareness, a priority for the Griffith LHAC. Data shows that 1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don't seek help because of stigma.
One important way each of us can support someone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts is by signing up for QPR training - Question, Persuade, Refer. The free online training takes 60 minutes to complete and provides knowledge and skills to identify warning signs someone may be suicidal. It also provides confidence to know how to connect people with suicidal thoughts to professional care.
You can sign up for QPR training anytime by visiting www.lifespanmurrumbidgee.org.au
Our LHAC is passionate about advocating for our local community. If you are equally passionate in this area, we are looking for two enthusiastic new members to join our team in 2020.
Please contact me on 0409 815 901 for information on how to apply.