Thanks to the Kyogle Hospital Mens Shed team who have been hard at work making nest boxes for a wide range of hollow dependant species including boxes for Gliders, Possums, Microbats, Rosellas, Lorikeets and Owls. David Hall, volunteer coordinator of the Mens Shed, says the workshop provides a great social space for men where they can keep busy and support a meaningful project while in temporary residence at the hospital. Many of the boxes are odered in advance for specific habitat restoration projects but they are also available to the public through the Kyogle Landcare office for a minimal material cost price. The office is located next to Green Mountain Meats, Summerland Way Kyogle and is open Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm.
In a typical year 2,500 Australians will die by suicide.Too many of these are from the farming community.
For every suicide and attempted suicide, a ripple effect impacts friends, family, colleagues and entire communities. Many of us have been affected by suicide in some way—and yet, because of the stigma surrounding suicide, most of these experiences remain untold.
The Ripple Effect is an online intervention designed to investigate what works to reduce the self-stigma (negative attitudes you have towards yourself) and perceived-stigma (negative attitudes you believe others have about you) among males from the farming community, aged 30-64 years, who have been bereaved by suicide, attempted suicide, cared for someone who attempted suicide, have had thoughts of suicide, or been touched by suicide in some other way.
To find out more about this program follow this link to The Ripple Effect website
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