CouncilFlourish event promotes child and family health

Flourish event promotes child and family health

Flourish family health
Lucia Wadsworth, Jane Kleidon, Aurora Tobin, Hailie Carruthers, Kiara Carruthers with Council staff Kate Bauer and Stephen van Lierop promoting Flourish Family Fun Day.

The upcoming Flourish Family Fun Day will not only be an opportunity to enjoy a social day out at Boreham Park, it will also provide the community with plenty of information about child and family health.

Child health nurse Lucia Wadsworth said there would be stalls available on the day to inform new and not-so-new parents about the support available from the Margaret Rose Centre and beyond.

“I am a child health nurse at the Margaret Rose Centre which sits under Community Family Health as part of the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service,” she said.

“We provide families support with parenting and child development.

“Within our service we have child health nurses, early intervention parenting specialists and school-based positions including prep nurses and high school nurses.”

Luci said those services and more would be highlighted at the Flourish Family Fun Day so parents could find out all they needed to know about what was available to them.

She said the event would also be a great opportunity to mingle in a time where social distancing had become the norm.

“One of the things highlighted with Covid is a lot of people felt quite isolated,” Luci said.

“It was a really tough time, especially for new parents.

“Getting out for Flourish is an excellent opportunity to meet people because those connections that you make when your children are young are such an important part of life.”

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Aurora Tobin, Hailie Carruthers, Kiara Carruthers are looking forward to Family Flourish Day.

Flourish Family Fun Day is an annual Bundaberg Regional Council event that is aimed at getting families together while promoting local services.

This year's theme is Trash to Treasure and will focus on recycling, upcycling and everything pre-loved.

Features of the 2022 Flourish Family Fun Day will also include the Welcome Baby ceremony and Teddy Bear Picnic.

The event will take place at Boreham Park on Thursday 30 June from 9 am to midday.

Find out more here or register for Welcome Baby here.