Nathan Hindmarsh was among the figures at Kempsey-Macleay RSL on Wednesday, April 26 who attended a community forum tackling issues of problem gambling; mental health and social inclusion.
Daniel Hopkins, Aboriginal gambling counselor at Mission Australia Kempsey, said they enjoyed a good turnout for the morning event, even though many schools involvment in ANZAC Day events the day before saw numbers drop a little.
“‘Hindy’ was very engaging and people really ripped in and asked lots of questions, it was good,” Daniel said.
‘Hindy’ was very engaging and people really ripped inDaniel Hopkins
Among the attendees were 22 students from Macleay Vocational College who met with Hindmarsh down at Riverside Park.
Attendees also saw good talks by guests Darcy Budden (Rural Adversity Mental Health) and Anna Thompson (Program Coordinator Ability Links).
Daniel said that the forum covered issues including transport in the Macleay area; cultural Issues; ongoing community funding concerns; problematic gambling and mental health issues in the areas; engaging in new creative ways to problem solve. Daniel said he was confident another workshop would be held later this year.