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Aug 24 Adam and Eve - Gods first promises
Aug 31 Abraham - 7 great promises
Sep 7 David - Gods kingdom on earth promised
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ORGANISERS of a men's mental health
program run in Waikerie were disappointed
with the number of people who attended.
The program included three two-hour sessions
and was designed to help men identify mental
health warning signs and equip them with the
skills to help men experiencing mental illness.
Run last month, the program was organised
by Menswatch Action Group chairman Bill
Stockman after he battled his own depression.
About 25 men attended the program over the
Mr Stockman said it was hard for men to
speak openly about the condition.
"It was slightly disappointing the amount of
men who attended the program," he said.
"For the amount of people we invited, we were
expecting a lot more...
"We were hoping for a minimum of 40 people.
"We are only scraping the surface of opening
up and dealing with male depression and
Mr Stockman said a stigma was often attached
to men with depression.
"There is still a dark cloud hanging over the
issue of men's depression," he said.
"People need to understand that depression
and suicide don't have a stereotype.
"A lot of the feedback I get is that the programs
have helped them help others."
The course was delivered by a trained
lecturer, and prepared men to become key
mental health mentors in their community
groups and organisations. It also promoted early
intervention, support and referrals for men
experiencing mental illness.
For more information on the program,
contact Bill Stockman on 0417 820 074.
If you or someone you know is depressed
or contemplating suicide, help is available via
Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Local book launch
LOCAL author Liz
Frankel is set to release
her third children's book
after the success of her first
River Boy is Frankel's
second collaboration with
illustrator Garry Duncan and
tells the story a grandfather
and his connection with the
The pair's first book,
Hairy Nose, Itchy Butt, won
five awards -- the SA Writers
Festival Children's Choice
Award for Best Picture Book
in 2011, Wilderness Society
Environment Award for
Children's Literature Book
of the Year in 2012, West
Australian Young Reader's
Book Awards Picture Book of
the Year for 2013 and Speech
Pathology Australia Book of
the Year for 2011 and Best Book
for Language and Literacy
Frankel said her newest
book was inspired by the most
recent drought along the River
"It's a story about a
grandfather and a grandson
enjoying the simple pleasures
of camping," she said.
"The grandfather has a
strong connection to the river.
"I wrote it in 2008, when we
were going through one of the
worst droughts on record.
"It was written to remind
people how far we have come
and where we were during the
"Even though we have had
some good years recently, we
can't get complacent in helping
Frankel's first book -- What
do you think? A story about the
plight of the River Murray --
was self-published and was
written after her family moved
to a river front property near
Good Hope Landing.
Frankel said she had always
had a passion for writing.
"My two loves are natural
environments and helping to
develop a generation of young
people who enjoy reading,"
"My first book ignited my
passion for writing."
Frankel is hoping to publish
more books in the future, and
is currently working on a book
with her youngest daughter
Penny, 15, to be published next
River Boy will be launched
during a private event at
Banrock Station on Friday,
Locals can pre-order a copy
LOCAL author Liz Frankel will
next week release her third
book, River Boy.
Chelsea Wilson braves the shave
WAIKERIE Primary School
student Chelsea Wilson has raised
$2855 for cancer research and
support by agreeing to have her
The 10-year-old lost her locks in
front of family, friends and peers at a
school assembly on Friday, August 15.
Chelsea's mother Deb Johns said
the two of them had been fundraising
for the Leukaemia Foundation for
"People have been so supportive of
Chelsea," she said.
"Everyone was really excited
about the shave.
"Chelsea wasn't nervous at all,
and she has been very proactive in
Ms Johns said Chelsea's school and
peers were supportive of her decision
to shave her hair off.
"She has had so much support
with people saying how much of an
inspiration she is," she said.
"She wasn't worried about losing
"She just wanted to do something
good for people."
Chelsea had an original target of
$500, but exceeded it in the first week
Waikerie Primary School raised
$350 towards her cause.
HAIRDRESSER Kerry Dick cuts off the braids of
her sister Chelsea Wilson as part of a fundraiser for
cancer research and support.
WAIKERIE Primary School student Chelsea Wilson (fourth from left) holds her hair that was shaved off to raise money for cancer
research and support. She is pictured with family members Jenny and Deb Johns, sister Kerry Dick, Peter Wilson, Jayda-Star Garvie,
Trevor Wilson, Michelle Dick and Marlene Wilson.
PHOTOS: Jayme Koch
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