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 - 23 October 2013
It’s that time of year again when Lions Clubs Australia put out their lovely range of Christmas Cakes and Puddings. The very same range you are used to will be available this year as well as our brand new Lions Mini Cake, a single serve of the same great tasting Christmas cake.
Lions Christmas Cake 1.5kg – $15.00 each
Lions Christmas Cake 1kg – $11.00 each
Lions Christmas Pudding 900g – $11.00 each
Lions Mini Cake 80g – $2.00 each
Contact us to place your order or to find out where to find them near you.
EDIT: You can now place your order online at http://www.brightonlions.org.au/cake-orders/
Admin - 23 October 2013
The Lions Club of Brighton’s annual Christmas Raffle is now up and running.
We have some great prizes this year and with them having been sourced from The Good Guys Moonah you know you are getting high quality products.
Samsung Galaxy 3 Tablet 16GB
(Valued at $399.00)
80cm TCL High Definition LCD TV
(Valued at $349.00)
MAP Coffee Machine, milk frother and two packets of capsules
(Valued at $242.00)
Tickets are $2.00 each.
Winners will be drawn on December 16, 2013 at our Members Meeting at The Old Council Chambers on the Midlands Highway in Pontville at 6:30pm.
Contact us as soon as possible to ensure you get your tickets.