Rotary Club of Maroubra
Club News
World Suicide Prevention Day Sept 10th
Rotary Club Maroubra Received  a Special Shout Out today on Insta, from the Sydney Community Safe Space Team.
If you are in Coogee September 10th at Goldstein Reserve 8am-11am, say hello to Alan & Ross and the Volunteers, 
this is a family event. Let's help get this conversation started - we all have a role to play in suicide prevention.
Guest Speakers Ben Higgs & Shaun Hockly The Rise Foundation
Members of Rotary Club Maroubra, welcomed Ben Higgs and Shaun Hockly from The Rise Foundation to talk about their work with Mental Health and Suicide prevention. 
Ben had been significantly impacted with the  loss of several friends to suicide in 2013, and felt compelled to find a way to help his mates, his community and his own mental wellbeing. He created Rise Foundation, a Mental Health Education and resilience organisation built on lived experience and evidence based techniques and tools. 
He soon partnered with Shaun who for 10 years also ran Reborn Fitness and Wellbeing and has helped thousands of people change their lives in health and fitness. Shaun had managed to overcome his own battle with mental health issues through physical fitness.
Together they founded the Mental Health Response Course (MRC). Initially designed to help those working in the fitness industry be able to recognise someone experiencing mental health issues. 
The popularity of the course has gone from strength to strength and today MRC is Accredited through Fitness Australia and Exercise and Sports Science. The Course is for Teachers, Students, PTs, Sports Mangers & Coaches, Massage Therapists, Physios, anyone working with Reporting Staff.  
They are also now working in collaboration with UNSW research department sharing data they have collected over the years on their successful results  of Physical Health supporting Mental Health programs.
This is one the  many ways they are giving back to the community at large as they continue to grow The Rise Foundation and champion  mental health through physical health.

The Rotary Club of Maroubra would like to thank Ben & Shaun for visiting our Club and for sharing their vision and their personal stories on mental health. 
We would also like to thank Loradana  Fyffe from Sydney Community Foundation, for the introduction to the Rise Foundation.



18th September
Sallianne Faulkner
Bayside Women’s Shelter
2nd October
Public Holiday - No Meeting
16th October 
Cianni & Yvette
Fundraising & Volunteer Managers 
Weave Youth and Community Services



Please contact Michael Pusey with suggestions for guest speakers or topics of interest.




Club Meetings

Welcome to Maroubra Rotary.

Mondays at 7:00 PM
The Juniors
The Glassroom, Level 1,
558a Anzac Parade
Kingsford, NSW 2032
The Club meets bi-weekly on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
Venue Map
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Rotary Club of Maroubra 

R.I. District 9675
Gordon R. McInally
Rotary International President
Tonia Barnes
District Governor
Vimla Jones
Assistant Governor

Maroubra Junction Hotel


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