Who could the mysterious motivational speaker be?
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Mystery guest speaker on the way to reconnect communities

A NEW event which aims to "lighten the mood and spirit” of North Burnett residents and drum up support for mental health services will tour the six major towns in early March led by a mystery motivational speaker, rumoured to be "one of Australia's most in-demand... inspirational speakers.”

Reconnecting Communities, which starts on Friday, March 1 at Biggenden Memorial Hall and finishes Sunday, March 10 at Mount Perry Community Hall, is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced or budding entertainers, community groups and not-for-profits to provide catering, entertainment or to volunteer their services during the event.

North Burnett Regional Council hopes the events will encourage and support residents to access mental health services, increase knowledge of the range of services available in the region and overcome the stigma associated with having a mental health condition.

While the motivational speaker is shrouded in mystery, he or she has announced the five Rs they will be aiming to cover.

"Re-engage the audience with life! Realign audiences with their vision and goals. Reinvent attitudes and behaviours. Regenerate passion and work/home balance. Remind the audience about what matters.”

EOI forms can be accessed via council's website or you can contact the project manager at 1300 696 272 or admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au.

Reconnecting Communities will also visit Gayndah on Saturday, March 2 at the community hall from 6:30pm; Mundubbera on Sunday, March 3 at the community hall from 12:30pm; Monto on Friday, March 8 at the community hall from 6:30pm and Eidsvold on Saturday, March 9 at the community hall from 6:30pm.

Biggenden's event will be at the memorial hall from 6:30pm and Mount Perry's at the community hall from 12:30pm.

Reconnecting Communities is funded by the State Government's Tackling Regional Adversity through Integrated Care program.


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