It would be an amazing achievement to find solutions for pubs.
One idea the Great Aussie Pubs team would love to see... is for bartenders to be given Mental Health First Aid Training.
So they can know how to respond to regulars doing it tough or if there is ever a mental health incident in the pub.
It would also encourage mental health conversations in pubs.
If you'd like to be a part of this process contact the GAP team here.
Yes you are!
Found this today: and it’s what I mean when I say “we may grow muscles by lifting weights but we grow powerful by lifting each other”.
The Pubs Supporting People Day assists the Just Listening Community. You can donate to them at https://gofund.me/5e058721
And/or tell someone today. And and/or accept the compliment with love and knowing if someone tells you that today.
The podcast is live
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We’ve updated our Conversation Card to now include more questions around how you’re feeling.
Also, don’t you think it’s time that us Aussie’s redefined our language from saying “She’ll be right, mate” to “Are ya alright, mate”?
Yeah, it's time.
Hit us up in the comments below with any answers to these questions.
The new Just Listening Community, in Christies Beach SA.
A place for people in SA to visit and not get the attention of the doctors but people prepared to just listen. It's just listening. To share and own your story.
$2.50 of funds raised from Pubs Supporting People Day go to The Just Listening Community.
Get in touch with Matt from the H.U.M.A.N.E. Clinic for more information.
Book tickets by visiting the link for the eventbrite links here.
The Christies Beach Hotel: Bloody good. But is it great?
Stay tuned. We’re having a best pub competition and we want your votes.
We’re shortlisting the best pubs down south (of Adelaide) and we want your favourite (doesn’t have to be your local) on the list.
Some reasons may include: friendliest bar staff, delicious food, best hospitality, mental health awareness, most inclusive of the community, best fundraisers and kindest publican.
Nominate it in the comments below. Along with your reason.
(All nominated pubs will need to commit to having The Great Aussie Pubs Suicide Prevention Checklist hung up in the office or behind the scenes somewhere for bar staff and publicans to research as needed to save lives).
The winning pub will get a discounted photo shoot, video and listing on the Great Aussie Pubs website and have the chance to be seen in our upcoming TV show on Channel 44, Adelaide.
We’ll be sending out the post through Facebook and Instagram advertising so we reach just about everyone down south that’s on FB and Insta.
Jono and Dan, The Pub Whisperers, in search of the Great Aussie Pubs.
If your pub, school, workplace or event needs someone to speak at the next gathering then look no further.
Speaking on topics including: Why Try To Fit In, When You Were Born To Stand Out. Let's Be Stand Outs Together And Stand Up For The Planet And Positive Mental Health For All Generations To Come!
Combining humour, depth, vulnerability and insight with research, leadership and reflection on past behaviour and how we can improve our way of living to learn from previous errors.
Find out more and get in touch
The Tumba Hotel in Tumbarumba, NSW is the second pub to get involved in the Pubs Supporting People Day.
The area was ravaged by fires last year and as a result a huge amount of the local's employment was affected.
But the town and its people have pulled together and are ready to celebrate and come together in this long table lunch.
So save the date. And make your way there. April 10!
Book by finding the link to click on the home page
Tickets are $10 and that raises money for mental health research and solutions and it gets you a soft drink or O.J. On the purchase of your meal.
Dan and Jono, The Pub Whisperers, will be making a talk to the locals who could number over 100. And they’ll be doing some filming for the Great Aussie Pubs website and upcoming TV show too.
There’ll be two places to eat - up top and on the ground floor - and in both locations Sue, Greg and the team will be pushing tables together to create a long table lunch from Midday.
It’s a day we can celebrate the publicans doing a great job of looking after their community and their patron’s mental health.
Find out more at https://pubssupportingpeople.com.au.
Well done Gavin, Christina and the team at The Old Bush Inn, Willunga, SA, who will host a Pubs Supporting People Day on March 27.
Seating is limited to the verandah where they will push tables together to fit seating for 30 people.
If you're a local, book your table here.
Tickets are $10. That'll get you a free soft drink or OJ and $5 will go to assisting research into mental health with the Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation and solutions from the H.U.M.A.N.E. Clinic's Just Listening Community.
The Pubs Supporting People Day Long Table Lunch will involve pubs pushing tables together as patrons from communities across the country eat a communal lunch as one, something many have been unable to do due to restrictive guidelines applied by Government's as a result of the Corona Virus pandemic - that tested the mental health of many patrons around the country.
To get your local involved and to find out more visit pubssupportingpeople.com.au
Late last year I received a reply to an email from Graeme Cowan who helped Gavin Larkin create R U Ok? Day back in 2011.
Looks like we’re on the right track folks!
If you have an ethical publican to celebrate or you'd like like to contribute to the Pubs Supporting People Campaign contact Jono at email@example.com
Jono Hart is an award-winning print journalist, host, radio announcer and speaker.