Building resilient regional and remote Queensland communities.
QCoal Foundation partners to deliver WHAM!
In October 2017, Collinsville State High School held a very successful Wellbeing and Health Expo (WHAM) in several locations across the town. The WHAM program aims to increase awareness of the various aspects of health and wellbeing amongst high school students from all year levels.
Students had the opportunity to listen to experts from agencies within and outside of Collinsville who help young people with health and wellbeing. Throughout the event, students were kept busy moving from one activity to the next trying out a range of recreational and sporting activities and learning all about the different services available in our community. At the end of the learning sessions, the students got to enjoy a range of different water activities, including the very popular water slide.
The QCoal Foundation was pleased to support WHAM with a Community Spirit Grant in recognition of the importance of bringing health and wellbeing support services to youth in rural communities. As an extension of the wellbeing activities, QCoal Foundation has also assisted with the purchase of materials to support the ‘Rock and Water’ resilience and relationships program which is run throughout the year at the school.
Organiser Melinda Daly said funding from the QCoal Foundation had enabled students to access a range of local and outside supports services and, as a result, students had a greater awareness of the services available to improve their health and wellbeing.