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Bay Mob Health and Education Expo

Helen Bnads

Peninsula Health Elder and Cultural Lead Helen Bnads

The Bay Mob Expo on Friday 4 October will showcase many of the health, education and wellbeing opportunities available for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities across the Frankston Mornington Peninsula – one of the fastest growing ATSI communities in Victoria.

Helen Bnads, Elder, and Cultural Lead at Peninsula Health is looking forward to the event.

“The Bay Mob Expo is a great example of the active and respected partnership between the local Aboriginal communities, Peninsula Health and other organisations of the south eastern area,” says Helen.

“This free family event brings together health, education, sports, arts, government providers to share information about their services and to promote further Aboriginal safety, strong culture, strong peoples aspiration of self-determination.”

The event was created by a group of organisations – Frankston Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partnership, Peninsula Health, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Chisholm, Frankston City Council, Dandenong and District Aboriginal Cooperative, Monash University, Narim Marr Djamba, Willum Warrain and with funding from the Victorian Government – in response to community needs, ideas and suggestions.

This year’s Bay Mob Health and Education Expo will have something for everyone, with over 40 stall holders and a host of activities including:

  • Lunch and refreshments provided by Nairm Marr Djambana Aboriginal Gathering Place
  • Live cultural entertainment and workshops
  • Information about youth, women’s and men’s health
  • Information and advice on education and employment pathways
  • Elders’ Lounge
  • Door prizes and raffles
  • Physical activity sessions, including various sport, recreation and leisure
  • Children’s activities such as face painting, wildlife, animal farm, jumping castle
  • Frankston City Council’s mobile youth WHAT truck with interactive activities.

What: Bay Mob Health and Education Expo

When: Friday 4th October 2019, 10am to 2pm (Welcome to Country 10.30am)

Where: Monash University, Peninsula Campus, McMahons Road, Frankston

Cost: Free