Monday morning of this week saw the launch of the Ag and Chat Morning Teas that will be held around the Central West in the coming weeks.
The Canowindra CWA hosted the morning tea with the support of the Department of Primary Industries Rural Resilience Program.
Approximately eighteen people came to learn of the partnership between CWA, Givit, DPI Rural Resilience Program and the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP).
The aim of the Ag and Chat Morning Teas are to encourage people to take the opportunity to learn some beneficial information from an agricultural specialist and then allow themselves to have time to have a cup of tea or coffee, something nice to eat then sit down to catch up with other locals.
“It is at times we are the most stressed that we need to have contact with others, however, this is the time we are more likely to withdraw,” said Di Gill from RAMHP.
All catering for the Ag and Chat Morning Teas is happening through local businesses and community groups to ensure that funds are kept in the relevant communities. At the launch in Canowindra it also gave local members of the community an opportunity to learn about different services available to them including free relationship counselling, funding through the CWA and the Western NSW LHD on Farm Support Team.
There are several dates and venues already set across the area in the following weeks including Cargo at Timber Tales Coffee Shop on 26th November, The Hub at Grenfell on 27th November, Cowra Sale yards on 3rd December, The Central Hotel at Eugowra on 4th December and Gooloogong Hotel on 11th December 2019.
Please ring Di Gill on 0427 460 430 for more information.