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October Newsletter

World Mental Health Week
This will take place between 10th and 16th October, along with National Carers’ Week, World Mental Health Day, and Homelessness Day.

The theme of “Awareness, Belonging, Connection” reminds us that these three words have an even greater meaning to us all during these pandemic times. So we encourage everyone to get behind MHWeek by doing something to show that the mental health of those dear to you is important to you. The colour Orange has been chosen as a theme for the week, so why not organize an event such as a walking date with friends and their doggy family members – all dressed up in orange!  Or have a Wear Orange day at school or work?

There are many events taking place during this week, so head to mhct.org.au/mentalhealthweek for more information.

Other Days of Awareness in October include  the Day for Daniel on 29th October, and National Children’s Week from 23rd to 31st October.  These are times for us to pay particular attention to the well-being and safety of our children, and to celebrate them and the value they bring to our community.

CWAC Event 10th Nov
We are very pleased to announce that a Cuppa-With-A-Cop (CWAC) event will be held on Wednesday 10th November at Banjo’s Bakery on High Street in New Norfolk, between the hours of 10.30 – 11.30am.  This is your opportunity to meet your local crime-fighting force and have a chat.  In attendance will be local Inspector Philippa Burk, Seargent Garth Hossack and several local constables. Be one of the first 20 people to attend and earn yourself a free coffee voucher, compliments of Banjo’s!

Women’s National Safety Summit
Everyone has the right to feel safe. Addressing all forms of gender-based violence, including domestic, family and sexual violence, must be a priority for all Australians to achieve our shared vision of a community free of violence against women and children. The National Summit on Women’s Safety was held in early September. Almost 400 people attended, including academics and advocates, business leaders and people with lived experience of domestic violence. The new National Plan will focus on continuing the work achieved in the previous plan (for 2021-22).  Our full article is available on our website at nnnw.org.au/news-and-events/

Road Safety
Tasmania is experiencing one of its worst years for serious and fatal crashes.  Up until the 27th of August, 26 people had died on Tasmanian roads which is three more than for the same time last year. A recent Hobart CBD blitz resulted in 23 infringement notices being issued in a two-hour period – for failing to stop at a red light; using a mobile phone while driving; and for inattentive driving. 
Authoritative research has identified that drivers using a mobile phone are four times more likely to have a crash.  Further research has found that texting whilst driving increases the risk of crashing by 23 times!  Police further advise that using a mobile phone while stationary at traffic lights is an offence that attracts a $346 fine and three demerit points.

A Crime Prevention Tip
Take photos of your belongings – work your way from room to room of your house – keep these for insurance purposes, but also as evidence of items if stolen.  Better still, collect all serial numbers of electrical items and store these in a very safe place!

We also publish Monthly Crime Report information in consultation with Tasmania Police, and further information can be found at: www.nnnw.org.au

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