Launch of “Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures”
South Burnett Regional Council, in partnership with the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT), are pleased to announce the launch of its project “Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures” from Monday 3 February to Friday 7 February 2020.
The “Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures” Project aims to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and create supportive communities for pregnant women.
During the launch week, there will be events at the Kingaroy and Nanango Libraries, with guest speakers, free morning tea and art activities on offer. The events will be held on the following dates and times:
- Kingaroy Library Monday 3 February 2020 at 10am
- Nanango Library Tuesday 4 February 2020 at 10am
Murgon, Wondai, Proston and Blackbutt Libraries will have information displays.
“As part of launch week, we are encouraging everyone to get involved by wearing red, decorating your workplace in red for the week or even a day,” said Chief Executive Officer Mark Pitt.
In 2019, Council and the LDAT were successful in obtaining funding of $28,830 through the Alcohol and Drug Foundation for this project with Council contributing in-kind support valued at $32,380.
“We are working with key partners of the South Burnett Community to increase knowledge of the harms associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy,” said Mark Pitt.
“Throughout the project we will be hosting community awareness events and activities, information sessions and providing resources for all community members at key community hubs across our region.”
For further information regarding the launch of Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures project and how you can show your support go to Council’s website www.southburnett.qld.gov.au .
Please direct any enquiries regarding the project to Council’s Social Performance team by phone 4189 9100 or email Council.