Celebrating Mental Health week

Let them eat... sausages!

 "It doesn’t matter if you have a mental illness, care for someone with a mental illness, know someone with a mental illness or just care about good mental health, you can be part of this year’s campaign."

On Friday 10th October, members of the Rotary Club of Rosebud Rye joined with Mornington Peninsula Youth Services to support the newly formed Rosebud Colour Your Life free sausage sizzle at Rosebud Secondary College.

The aim of the group was "to feed approx 1200 students at a free sausage sizzle, and to promote life, awareness of Mental Health and Mental Health Organizations".

'Rosebud's Colour For Life' Youth Group is a project being created by our teenage youth in our local community of Rosebud.

Our mission

is to hopefully make some huge changes towards the stigma of "mental health". 'Rosebud's Colour For Life' plan to raise awareness in our community and across the board on youth mental health, suicide and bullying.

Our involvement was pretty late in the planning for the day so thanks to all those who could, and did, make time to help out at short notice:

  • Barry Irving for calculating cooking time and hence required starting time
  • Brian and Pat for transporting and setting up the BBQ's and getting things happening
  • Annie, Barb, Brian, Claire, Geoff , Julie, Lee and Sue for cutting up and cooking, cooking, cooking onions and sausages
  • Special thanks to our latest and youngest "Friend of Rotary" Jhet Parry who was liaison person and sausage runner between the van and the BBQ's
  • Special thanks also to Annie for recognizing the synergy between the Rosebud Colour for Life Project and the "Empowerment Centre" being planned by the school and supported by the Rotary Club of Rosebud-Rye, and for putting the two groups in touch.

Thanks also to those members who would have helped but already had other commitments--- don't worry---I am sure there will be a next time!!

BTW the left over cooked sausages were distributed amongst the school, Colour for Life Volunteers and Warehouse Volunteers.