STUDENTS, staff and visitors to the Coffs Harbour Education Campus are urged to be happily themselves on Wednesday.
A Be YOUnique Day is being held as part the broader focus on Mental Health Month across New South Wales.
The theme Be YOUnique is about simply being happy with you, promoting self-acceptance and self-esteem. By celebrating one another's strengths, weaknesses, similarities and differences through communication, care and support, it is hoped a more compassionate community will emerge.
The event is free and open to the public. There will be a range of community services organisations providing information and activities, including Galambila, headspace, Key Employment, Hearing Australia, Lifeline, Men's Shed, Men's and Women's Resource Centre and more.
CHEC will be well represented with the Southern Cross University well-being team and CHEC counselling and support services.
There will also be music provided by Coffs Harbour Senior College students, with colourful entertainment, competitions and prizes, a barbecue, food and drinks stalls, as well as reflexology, head and shoulder massages and health checks.
The day has been organised by TAFE Diploma of Community Services students, with donations from the business community.