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Support After Suicide Workshop

Sadly, suicide has become far too prevalent in modern-day life. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, or wish to help someone who has, this free workshop is extremely beneficial to help heal.  28th February 2024, 1.00 to 4.00 pm (details below)

 

Community Alliance

 

 

Psychological First Aid Training

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a simple and practical approach that appropriately trained people can use to help distressed individuals after a trauma such as a natural disaster (eg. cyclones as we experience in the FNQ region). 

Come along and learn how to look after yourself in such an event, and how you can help reduce initial distress in others. 

Next training: Mon 26th February 9.30 am to 11.00 am (13-17 Donald Street, Innisfail). Call 4043 8400 to register.

 

PFA Qld Health

MB Community Tai Chi is back!

Thai Chi

For all our Mission Beach regulars (or newbies to come along and try this gentle but powerful exercise), Tai Chi will return on Wednesday 31st January and Friday 2nd February. 

Classes are held at the covered area Marc’s Park next to the pool. 

Cost is $3 and newcomers are very welcome, they would love to see you. 

For more information phone 0429138055 (Esther)

Red Cross Heatwave Advice

LC Heatwave

 

While it is cooler today, the weather has been hot earlier in the week. Heatwaves and hot weather have killed more people in Australia than any other disaster. The extreme temperatures we continue to face over the next few days are putting lives at risk.

 

Here's how you can beat the heat and keep cool.

 

During a heatwave

 

  • Stay inside and keep out of the heat as much as possible. Plan to do most of your activities early or late in the day to avoid being outside during the hottest hours.
  • Avoid sport and heavy exercise during peak hours of the day.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Keep your home cool by using external shade cloths or blinds to shield the inside of the house from direct sunlight.
  • Where possible use a combination of air conditioning and fans to keep certain rooms in the house cool. Electric fans can be an effective method of cooling if air conditioning is not available.
  • If not using air conditioning, open windows during the cooler parts of the day and allow ventilation between rooms.
  • Take cool showers or baths, splash yourself with cold water, or use a cool damp cloth to cool down.
  • If it's too hot at home, go to an air-conditioned shopping centre, community centre, library or your local swimming pool.
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun where possible and protect yourself with appropriate clothing (loose-fitting, lightweight and light-coloured).
  • Do not leave children or animals in parked vehicles.
  • Keep in touch with friends, neighbours and relatives, particularly if they’re unwell or isolated.
  • Stay up to date with warnings: Queensland Warnings Summary (bom.gov.au)

 

For more information on how to get help, please click on 'Read More' (and in-depth flyer, click Red Cross Heatwave Preparation Information).