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Today is the anniversary of the 2022 flood that devastated the Northern Rivers and South East Queensland. People died, lost their homes in floods and landslides and for many that trauma continues as they wait for the government’s promised swift response to materialise. 

Well-Being Hub

Lismore will see the opening of a Well-Being Hub today at the Lismore Quad to allow the community to talk, reflect and heal. The Hub will run until Saturday, 4 March, and will consis of service providers, support services, activities and events that allow residents to ‘reflect on the year that was with support from professional services’.

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg said the events of February 2022 are still fresh in people’s minds.

‘Making sure we have as much support for the community as possible during this time is essential,’ he said.

‘The Well-Being Hub is a critical part of the Opening Our Heart commemorations. It is a place where the community can reflect and talk with the support of professional services.’

Services at the Well-Being Hub include Red Cross, Headspace, Interrelate, Safe Haven, Lifeline NNSW, The Salvation Army, NNSW Local Health District, Men and Family Centre, GROW and Social Futures.

A range of healing and reflection activities will also take place, these include creative writing workshops, arts and crafts, films, music, yoga and much more.

The Well-Being Hub opening times are:

  • Tuesday, 28 February: 12pm-7pm
  • Wednesday, 1 March – Friday, 3 March: 3.30pm-7pm
  • Saturday, 4 March: 10am-8pm

Mental health support provided by:

  • The Red Cross
  • Headspace
  • Interrelate
  • Safe Haven
  • Men and Family Centre
  • GROW
  • Lifeline NNSW
  • The Salvation Army
  • NNSW LHD
  • Social Futures

Events on Tuesday, 28 February

  • 2pm – 3pm Community heartful art making
  • 2pm – 3pm Guided relaxation yoga
  • 2pm – 4pm Creative writing for wellbeing
  • 3pm – 7pm Art, craft and activities

Events on Wednesday, 1 March

  • 3pm – 7pm Art, craft and activities
  • 3pm – 7pm Wire walking for wellness
  • 3.30pm – 7pm Flood recovery and support information

Events on Thursday, 2 March

  • 3pm – 7pm Art, craft and activities
  • 3.30pm – 7pm Flood recovery and support information
  • 3.30pm – 7pm Film tent
  • 4pm – 6pm Collage Club
  • 5pm and 6pm Tinnie Heroes screening
  • 5.30pm – 6.30pm Our backyard music series

Events on Friday, 3 March

  • 3pm – 7pm Art, craft and activities
  • 3.30pm – 7pm Flood recovery and support information
  • 3.30pm – 7pm Film tent
  • 5pm and 6pm Tinnie Heroes screening

Events on Saturday, 4 March

  • 10am – 12pm Painting hearts
  • 11am, 1pm, and 2.30pm Tinnie Heroes screening
  • 11am – 12pm Hands on healing
  • 11am – 2pm Interactive art therapy
  • 2pm – 3.30pm Creative writing for wellbeing
  • 3pm – 7pm Art, craft and activities
  • 3pm – 7pm Cultural weaving, clay play and free body work
  • 3.15pm – 6.15pm Music by Northern Rivers Conservatorium
  • 8pm Butterfly Effigy burning

For more information, go to www.visitlismore.com.au.


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