Admin - 13 October 2017
The Carols are back in Brighton for a fifth year in a row with thanks to the Lions Club of Brighton and the Hobart Baptist Church.
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Admin - 10 October 2017
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Gwen Harper - 30 September 2017
Brighton Lions have got their teeth into a new project, and we’re not letting go! We want to really make a difference in Brighton, and we’re clocking up hours to raise money for a new training program that will help Jordan River Senior School students recognise and respond to a mental health situation.
Emma Dillon, our partner in this project and a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainer from Save the Children, explains more about the training:
“The Teen MHFA Course teaches high school students how to provide mental health first aid to their friends and to get the help of an adult. This is an amazing course which helps students understand more about the impacts of mental health and the importance of seeking help quickly.”
The Teen Mental Health First Aid course, like all the evidence-based MHFA courses, does not aim to take over the role of a trained mental health professional. Instead it teaches skills similar to a normal first aid course – to improve the ability of a first responder. Students who complete a Teen Mental Health First Aid course will be able to recognise someone who’s experiencing a mental health crisis, what to do in a mental health emergency, and what suitable professional help options are available.
Said Sandy Menadue, the Principal of Jordan River Senior School:
“It is critically important that as an extended school community we support our students to develop and maintain positive mental health. To do this, we need to make sure our students are well informed and supported to understand the factors that may impact upon their own and others wellbeing. We are very appreciative of Brighton Lions contribution toward this effort.”
Brighton Lions is fundraising to pay for the teaching materials for this course, and will also be submitting a grant to Lions Club International to cover the cost of running the course. Said Brighton Lions President, Chris Gimblett:
“Helping people with mental health challenges is something very close to my heart. It’s great that so many people are finally talking about mental health, but we all need to know more about it – especially how to recognise when someone is in trouble and needs help.”
Please support Brighton Lions in their fundraising efforts – either visit them at Brighton Market (first Sunday of every month) or keep an eye on their website www.brightonlions.org.au and Facebook page ‘Lions Club of Brighton Inc’ for fundraising activities.
Admin - 25 November 2016
The Brighton Lions, together with the Hobart Baptist Churches, are set to bring you the fourth annual Brighton Community Christmas Carols.
The event will be held on Saturday 10 December at the usual location, Thomspson Oval in Pontville.
We have a kids program starting at 7:30 p.m. with the main event starting at 8:00 p.m.
This year will see performances by the internationally acclaimed Derwent Valley Concert Band as well as the Baptist Church Band and school choirs as well as a much anticipated visit from the one and only Santa Claus.
This is set the be the best Carols to hit the Brighton municipality yet, with a free bus service leaving from four locations in Bridgewater and Gagebrook to bring you to the carols and take you home again at the end of the event. See the information below for more details on the bus service.
We want everyone to have a good time so please remember that this is always a smoke, alcohol and drug free, family-friendly event.
Feel free to head over to our Facebook event page to get updates about the event as we get closer to the day.
Admin - 16 December 2015
East Derwent Primary students participated in the Lions International Peace Poster contest.
Seventeen students submitted poster designs and our judge assessed Taleah Cowan as the winner.
Roger Joseph, President of Lions Club of Brighton, presented certificates of participation to the students and the winners certificate to Taleah.
Lions Club of Brighton will be encouraging more schools in the area to engage in the contest for 2016.