Themes & Topics in June

Published on Monday, 17 June 2024 at 10:30:00 AM

Did you know?

June is a special month for many people, for many reasons. Here’s just a few you might like to know about with a few resources for each one (in no particular order).


Cancer Survivors Month

This month is an opportunity for reflection and a chance to honor cancer survivors, support those still on their journey and remember loved ones who have passed. Support and services for all Australians affected by cancer can be found on the Cancer Council website.


Pride Month

Pride signifies dignity, social inclusion and visibility. This month provides an opportunity to celebrate diversity and all the LGBTQ+ achievements made over the years. Information on community support, funding opportunities, and other initiatives can be found on the Pride Foundation Australia website.


Men's Mental Health Month

All mental health matters - trust your gut and ask “Are you OK?” if you are concerned about your partner, family member, or friend. Mental health support is available via the following websites, many of which provide 24/7 chat services (by phone call or online). If someone you know is experiencing an emergency, call 000 immediately.

Rural Link (Mental Health Commission)

Rural Aid (mental health support for farmers)


Audiobook Month

This topic has the goal of increasing awareness and engagement with audiobooks. Not only is it a legitimate way of reading, but it makes it more accessible and a lot of fun! You can learn more about audiobooks by getting in touch with our libraries in Donnybrook and Balingup.

Learn more about our Libaries!


Alzheimers & Brain Awareness Month

Get familiar with brain health - for yourself, your loved ones and others. What actions can you commit to taking this month? Further information, support and resources are available on the Alzheimer's Association and Dementia Australia websites linked below.


DFES Monthly Theme: Smoke Alarm Safety

During June, DFES urges the community to test and clean their smoke alarms, check that they’re less than 10 years old, and replace batteries if needed. There are lots of different smoke alarms on the hardware store shelf, so it is important to understand which option is best for your property, and why. DFES recommends you use photoelectric smoke alarms that are mains-powered, and that smoke alarms must be installed by a certified electrician only.

  • Visit the DFES website to read more about smoke alarms - there are new translated resources available too:
  • Watch a 1 minute video by the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) WA about the importance of Smoke Alarms: Watch on YouTube
  • Learn about the laws surrounding smoke alarms: Read More


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