Yankalilla to hold caring sessions on Tuesday, September 4

SOCIAL ISSUES: Michael McRae and John Woite are key organisers of the three forums to be held at the Yankalilla Community Church on Tuesday, September 4.

SOCIAL ISSUES: Michael McRae and John Woite are key organisers of the three forums to be held at the Yankalilla Community Church on Tuesday, September 4.

The Yankalilla Community Church will be an important venue on Tuesday, September 4, when it will hold sessions on domestic violence, alcohol, drugs, caring for aged care and how best to support those bereaved or impacted by suicide.

SOCIAL ISSUES: Michael McRae and John Woite are key organisers of the three forums to be held at the Yankalilla Community Church on Tuesday, September 4.

SOCIAL ISSUES: Michael McRae and John Woite are key organisers of the three forums to be held at the Yankalilla Community Church on Tuesday, September 4.

Breaking the Cycle to stop domestic violence will be a session starting at 6pm for a meet and greet and presentations from 6.30pm to 9pm.

There will be presentations and discussions with the facilitator Michael McRae and guest speakers from SA Network of Drug & Alcohol, SAPOL and Junction Australia.

There will also be a panel session involving ambulance officers, police and drug squad, community service representation and youth advisory representation. 

For more information contact Michael McRae on 0404 111 551 or John Woite on 0407 025 439.

Pathways to Care will be held from 8.45am to 1pm and the facilitator will be Tracey Wanganeen.

The purpose of this session is to increase understanding of suicide bereavement and how to best support those who are impacted and to develop a community response plan.

It is free to register and morning tea is provided.

For further information or for workshop registration contact Tracey on 0437 752 458 or email standby@unitingcommunities.org

RSVP by Friday, August 31.

The other free event is an invitation for health professionals and community members to attend Advanced Care Directives with presenter Dr Rob Thornton.

It will be held from 2pm to 4pm.

The presentation will be an opportunity to discuss process and detail within Advanced Care Directive.

Everyday type scenarios will be covered to make it easier for people to understand the forms and their particular needs.

All three events will be held at the Yankalilla Community Church, 135 Main Road, Yankalilla, on Tuesday, September 4 and they all tackle serious community social issues.

All the issues are confronting every society, every day and the information sessions are being conducted by professionals in the respective fields.

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