Beat the blues
A BEVY of events aimed to help people improve their mental health will brighten Coffs Harbour in October.
Mental Health Month begins on Wednesday with the launch of a locally produced television commercial targeted at Beating the Blues in the Bush and culminating with a community fun day at the Jetty Foreshores on October 31, with heaps of events and activities in between.
The commercial was commissioned by Headspace Coffs Harbour and the Headspace Advisory Reference Group, and was made in Coffs featuring local people in the community with the assistance of Coastal Media.
It will be launched in the food court of Coffs Central on Wednesday, with morning tea provided by Depot Cafe.
Highlights of Mental Health Month include the Visual Noise Art and Music Program open day at the Presbyterian Church Hall in Vernon St on October 9.
There will also be a benefit gig for Headspace Coffs Harbour at the Hoey Moey on October 18 from 6pm.
A range of local artists have already signed up to help make this event a success and the entry fee into the band room from 9pm will go to Headspace.
As part of the event, in the beer garden there will be a huge raffle and an auction for some fantastic items including a 1965 Chevrolet C10 Panel Van; a Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two XL1200V from North Coast V Twins; and a signed NSW Blues State of Origin Jersey from Game 2 this year plus much more.