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Inspirational Senior Sergeant leads the push for Words for Wellbeing

Guest Speaker Daryl Elliott Green

A Queensland Senior Sergeant who survived a shooting has partnered with Western Downs Libraries to launch a new series promoting the importance of mental and physical wellbeing for Western Downs residents.   

Senior Sergeant Daryl Elliott Green will launch Words for Wellbeing at a special event to be held at the Dalby Leagues Club on 14 October 2020. 

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said it is an honour to welcome Daryl to the region to discuss the importance of resilience and looking after your physical and mental health.  

Daryl has an inspirational story of strength, courage and resilience, and it’s fantastic he is making the journey to the Western Downs to share his experiences,” Cr Maguire said. 

The Queensland Police Service Valour Awardee and Lifeline Ambassador was shot in the face and the shoulder while on duty in Brisbane in 2000. 

“This incredible Queenslander is the perfect fit to launch the new library collection Words for Wellbeing, which is being rolled out across all Western Downs Libraries and online. 

Words for Wellbeing is a collection of books, audiobooks, DVDs and digital resources which have been hand selected by health care professionals.  

“The series is aimed at supporting and encouraging residents to look after their health both inside and out and covers topics that impact mental and physical health and wellbeing such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, diabetes, pain management and much more.  

Our libraries feature a purpose-built set up for people to access these resources which includes a comfy chair, noise cancelling headphones and DVD players.  

“I encourage residents to head along to the free launch to find out more about this important set of resources, which contributes to active, vibrant communities.” 

Words for Wellbeing is funded by the Queensland Government’s Tackling Regional Adversity through Integrated Care Program.  

The Words for Wellbeing launch is a COVID safe event and early registration is strongly encouraged so appropriate arrangements can be made 

For more information or to register for the launch, visit the Western Downs Libraries website via www.westerndownslibraries.com 

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