It was a day late for Valentine’s Day but a barbecue with all the trimmings was the ideal gift for Queanbeyan’s Headspace.
Donated by the Rotary Club of Queanbeyan, the barbecue will be used to help engage youth in the region, and introduce them to Headspace, which provides vital mental health and wellbeing services for young people aged 12-25.
Headspace youth mental health worker and community engagement co-ordinator Nat Oliver said a key event the barbecue would be used for was the upcoming Close the Gap Day lunch.
The lunch, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, will help connect them with the service so they can access it in the future should they need support, Ms Oliver said.
It will be held on March 16 from 1-2.30pm at the centre in Queanbeyan.