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
When things go sour and you're down on your luck, where do you go when your home or a mate's place doesn't feel like an option?
You can have a drink, relax, have a moan, meet other people and maybe even get lucky.
But what happens when the pub has problems itself?
Post the Carona Virus Pandemic of 2020 we've seen many pubs shut up shop. Restrictions have meant its been hard to trade, in some cases hard to trade at all.
In 2021 we need to make the pub great again – and inspire community to feel the love, feel the camaraderie in the community.
Which is why, from here on in, a Great Aussie Pub is an inclusive one. One which opens its hearts and doors to anyone. Doing that is not only great for the community, but it's the basis of keeping pubs profitable, men's mental health at the very least manageable and communities caring for one another.
We've all heard the phrases “take care of the community and the community takes care of itself” and “it takes a village to raise a child”, well this is where the pub plays its part – as a creator and a keeper of community.
So its imperative pubs don't perish post the pandemic.
Check out our campaign to make pubs inclusive at https://pubssupportingpeople.com.au/ and nominate a publican and their pub which has made your life liveable in a year that got bloody tough for so many.
The stats show us that suicide is up 15% on last year, with figures in SA alone saying the following:
Be a part of the movement to make pubs great again, and if your local's made you feel like you're part of their family and helped you with life, let us know via the Pubs Supporting People site.
We'd love to shine a spotlight on your pub, celebrate with a community “longest table event” in pubs across the State and Nation this summer and support men suffering from mental health problems in the process.
We've even built the solution. Check out the A.D.A.P.T. Mental Health Program on this site's home page.
Pub Life for our brothers and sisters in the UK has never been tougher.
Under the COVID-19 restrictions it looks as though 1 in 4 will close by this Christmas.
If you’re a publican in Australia how has COVID affected you? Will your pub still be open by the end of the year?
Let us know your challenges if you’re having any. Get in touch and we'll do our best to get more people your way.
More on the story here: https://youtu.be/fP_Hxsz0NgU
Jono Hart is an award-winning print journalist, host, radio announcer and speaker.