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Support for events to build stronger and healthier communities

Support for events to build stronger and healthier communities
Our Carla Tinoco takes a snap with Chief Minister and Health Minister Natasha Fyles

The NT Primary Health Network (NT PHN) is pleased to support a suite of community events aimed at ensuring Territorians enjoy their best health and wellbeing.

Health and wellbeing events help raise awareness of important health issues by uniting local communities together.

Some of the health and wellness activities that will receive greater awareness thanks to the support of the NT PHN this year include mental health and suicide prevention, men’s health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, alcohol and other drugs prevention, bowl cancer and sepsis.

Kicking things off was last week’s Top End Pride Festival in Darwin with NT PHN supporting the Rainbow Family Fun Day held on Saturday 25 June at Civic Park.

“The NT PHN was delighted to support this year’s Top End Pride Festival, which recognises diversity in our community and encourages good mental health and positive interaction with all members of our community,” said NT PHN CEO, Gill Yearsley.

This weekend, NT PHN will return as a sponsor of the Deadly Cup Carnival for the second year in a row.

Held as part of NAIDOC week, the popular rugby league tournament celebrates and shares Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture while promoting health and wellbeing.

The carnival is a smoke, drug and alcohol-free event with players of all ages encouraged to learn more about the health services and programs available in their community.

“The Deadly Cup Carnival is a unique Territory event that attracts thousands of Territorians each year and educates them on traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture such as fire making, weaving, string making, spear throwing, art-making, cooking, and dancing,” said Ms Yearsley.

“While competition is fierce on the field, off field the Deadly Cup Carnival is all about bringing people of different cultures together and inspiring healthier lifestyle choices, particularly in our young people.”

Later this year, NT PHN will join forces with the Banatjarl Strongbala Wimun Grup for its Health Forum in Katherine, which aims to create positive change for women, families, and communities on Jawoyn country.

The full list of successful events receiving support from the NT PHN’s sponsorship program include:

  • Top End Pride Festival, Darwin, 23-26 June 2022
  • Deadly Cup Carnival, Darwin, 3 July 2022
  • Dave Langridge Cup, Nhulunbuy, 21-23 July 2022
  • Banatjarl Strongbala Wimun Health Forum, Katherine
  • Sepsis Roadshow, Territory-wide, September-November 2022
  • International Men’s Day Forum, Darwin, 18 November 2022
  • No Woman Left Behind Conference and Wellbeing Safety Expo, Darwin, 3 March 2023

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