Taking time out for mental health

Juggling, slinkies and moulding playdoh was among the list of fun activities on offer at the CentacareCQ stall as part of Take Time Out in Rockhampton today on behalf of the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Services.


[Photo above: CentacareCQ and Family Relationship Centre staff (left) Kellie Tidswell, Kate Koehler, Chantelle Barber and Letella Prior man the stall at the Mental Health Week Take Time Our BBQ.]

CentacareCQ Family Relationship Centre administration assistant Chantelle Barber said the day was a great success with people from all walks of life attending the event to explore the stalls, unwind and participate in activities.

18 month old Joel is enthrawled in the Family Relationship Centre slinky [Photo].

Amidst the activities at CentacareCQ were juggling and moulding with playdoh.

“The Playdoh is part of a ‘flow activity’ we hold as part of our Wheel of Wellbeing,” Chantelle explained.

“Basically we ask the participant what they enjoy doing and they are then asked to mould that using the playdoh – it’s a perfect activity of getting into the flow zone.”


[Photo above: Mental Health Week Take Time Out BBQ at Rockhampton Riverside Precinct.]

“We also held regular laughter yoga workshops as a means of low-impact exercise and boosting endorphins and good wellbeing.”

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