CONNECT – Disability Action Week

Celebrate Disability Action Week

Disability Action Week is held annually in September with the aim of empowering people with disability, raising awareness of disability issues, and improving access and inclusion throughout the wider community.

With 1 in 5 Queenslanders having a disability, and disability touching the lives of most Queenslanders in some way, the week is an important celebration.

Disability Action Week 2017

Disability Action Week 2017 will be held from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 September.

This year’s theme, Everybody has a role to play, encourages everyday Queenslanders to make small changes to create a more welcoming state for people with disability.

Disability Action Week offers something for everyone.

What’s On for Anglicare Central Queensland

The Beach Day Out event is held annually during Disability Action Week. This year the event will be held at Bell Park and the beach at Emu Park. The event aims to provide a fun day at the beach for the whole community, and in particular for people with a disability who may ordinarily have difficulty in easily accessing such an event.

Here come the Drums!!

Release your inner rhythm and join Anglicare Central Queensland’s Tribal Drumming Workshops at this year’s Beach Day Out on 15 September 2017 at Emu Park!

Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. From the shamans of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Group drumming brings people together in a non competitive space and becomes a vehicle that can empower the human spirit, realign the body’s energy system, stimulate creativity, build community, foster team spirit, promote healing and enhance general wellbeing and quality of life.

Anglicare Central Queensland offers Tribal Drumming Workshops to participants in our Mental Health and Disability Support Programs as a therapeutic support, social inclusion and community participation.

The 40 minute sessions commence at 9:30am, 10:30am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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