There is something for the whole community with Constable Care Puppet Shows for children, a Lifeline WA facilitated Suicide Awareness Information Session to coincide with World Mental Health Day (Wednesday, 10 October), the return of this year’s Little Hands Festival – Kidchella - which includes safety themed stall holders, women’s self-defence classes in support of White Ribbon Australia, donations to help support women in crises and a voting competition for our Safer Melville Lego® video series.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said that events during Safer Melville Month were created from community feedback and key findings from the recently adopted 2017-2021 Safer Melville Plan which works towards a community where people feel safe and secure at all times.
“It’s fantastic to see fun, free, family events promoting the message that connected communities are safer communities, and that we all have a part to play in creating a Safer Melville,” Mayor Aubrey said.
“We are excited to see the events already filling up as we head into Safer Melville month this October, and hope to provide opportunities for the community to better connect with relevant crises support, as well as with each other to feel safe and secure in their surroundings.”
The Safer Melville video series is nominated as a finalist in the upcoming 2018 International Safety Media Awards, and this month the community are being encouraged watch the two minute videos and vote for their favourite of the six, and be in the running to win one of the Lego® sets used to create the videos.
“Our Safer Melville videos are a fun engaging way of sharing important safety messages using quirky Lego® characters and I think it will be difficult to choose just one favourite from the series!” Mayor Aubrey said.
This year, the City of Melville launched Safer Melville eNews, which updates subscribers on what is happening in the community from local WA police, Neighbourhood Watch and the City’s Community Safety Service (CSS).
Visit www.melvillecity.com.au/safermelvillemonth or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666 for more information on these events.