Wellness Pavilion Project
Wellness Pavilion Project at Rosebud Secondary College (update)
This exciting and innovative project at Rosebud Secondary College has, at last, started to become a reality; not only will it be used by the students and staff, but will also be available for community use. Mindfulness training will be a feature of the program.
Why is it needed?
The Rosebud program fits a number of criteria within the suicide prevention strategy of the Victorian State Government. A key part of the Government's strategy includes running preventive programs in schools. It is being developed on the Mornington Peninsula, which has the worst suicide rate i the State. Rosebud Secondary College and its partners in the wider community are working hard to raise money for - and awareness about - the project.
Rosebud-Rye Rotary Club donated $50,000 seed funding for the project and have pledged a further $50,000.
Recent announcements of significant financial support have included:
- the announcement from Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP - funding of $300,000
- the renewal of the Bendigo Bank pledge for $250,000
- the renewal of a pledge of $50,000 from the Southern Peninsula Community Fund
- the announcement by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews of funding of $300,000
Together with the funds raised to date, the project is now moving to the next stage of producing final design, architectural plans preceding detailed costings.
The Rotary Club of Rosebud Rye has been the significant supporter of this wonderful project since its inception. From this support has grown wider community support for the facility which will be built at the College (located on the corner of Boneo and Eastbourne Roads, Rosebud), and will feature services aimed at improving the mental health of young people on the Southern Peninsula. Dedicated space for developing awareness and skills in mindfulness meditation will be a central feature. This practice forms one of the four pillars of positive mental health in tandem with a good diet, being active with sport or simply walking the dog and getting plenty of sleep.
For those young people in need of individual support there will be consultation spaces to meet with counsellors and the facility will also be available out of school hours. See Facebook - 'Rosebud Wellness Pavilion' for more information.