RSL helps mental health

MARYBOROUGH'S mental health inpatients will be able to relax with their families in comfort thanks to a generous donation from the Wide Bay and Burnett Returned Servicemen's League.

The league presented a $4988 cheque to the Fraser Coast Integrated Mental Health Service to buy outdoor furniture and 10 therapeutic doonas.

Nurse unit manager from Maryborough Inpatient Mental Health Margaret Gilbert made an application under the District RSL community grants program.

Don Jones, zone vice president of the Wide Bay and Burnett RSL District, soon had the cheque in the mail.

“This generous donation by the RSL District committee will be very much appreciated by mental health consumers,” Graham Mahaffey, program co-ordinator for the Fraser Coast Integrated Health Service, said.

The park-quality furniture will ensure the patients and their families can meet in a relaxed atmosphere.

“This reflects the Fraser Coast Integrated Health Service model of service which recognises that a key part of recovery of mental health is maintaining and enhancing relationships with families and carer,” Mr Mahaffey said.



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