THURSDAY last week saw the residents of Willawarrin, Kempsey Shire Council and service providers throughout the Macleay Valley and surrounding regions join together for a high tea function to re-engage with each other.
Kempsey Shire Council's Recovery Coordinator, Jo McGoldrick, said the high tea gave upriver residents an opportunity to reconnect.
"Council wanted to provide an opportunity for residents affected by recent disasters to come together and share their experiences in a casual setting," she told the Argus.
Service providers present at the function included representatives from Lifeline, Lower Mid North Coast Health District, St Vincent de Paul and others.
St Vincent de Paul, has teamed up with various charities such as GIVIT, to supply recovery assistance to people affected.
"Since the recovery point we've provided emergency packages, financial and material assistance, referrals and social support among other things with further care announcements to be revealed soon," a spokesperson for St Vincent de Paul North Coast told the Argus.
The service providers involved with the Willawarrin community have been travelling to the area every Wednesday and are all apart of an outreach team supporting those in need.
Lifeline's Stephen Prohm mentioned his organisations has focused on providing support to those in the community that may be overwhelmed from constantly helping out others.
"Among many things we chat with publicans, business owners and other important figures in the community about their mental health and how they can support those in need as they are the people constantly having conversations with people who have lost everything," he said.
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