Decked in red for “Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures”
The “Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures” Project was launched early this month, with all South Burnett Regional Council Offices, Libraries and staff decked out in red to support the event.
Community members and local service providers attended the launch events at Kingaroy and Nanango Libraries to learn more about the project and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Guest speakers from Queensland Health and Lives Lived Well delivered informative and thought-provoking presentations about FASD and the risks associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Guest speakers stressed the importance of women staying alcohol-free when pregnant, planning a pregnancy and breastfeeding for the health of both mother and child.
The role of partners, family and friends in supporting women during their pregnancy was also highlighted as a significant factor in helping build strong support systems for pregnant women in our community.
“The presentations led to some great questions and discussions with the audience at the events,” said Peter O’May, General Manager Community. “FASD is a condition everyone can learn more about, particularly if someone close to them is pregnant”.
Over the coming months, Council, in partnership with the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT), will deliver more community awareness raising activities including information sessions and providing resources for community members at key hubs across our region to increase knowledge of the harms associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
For further information regarding the “Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures” project visit Council’s website.
Please direct any enquiries regarding the project to Council’s Social Performance team by phone 4189 9100 or email Council.