Mental health, PTSD focus for RSL dinner

A PTSD support dog and representatives from the Royal Society for the Blind were among guests at a recent dinner hosted by the Victor Harbor RSL.

The dinner, at the Roos Club, was also to announce plans for the local RSL to mark Veterans Health Week to be held from October 26 to November 3.

The local sub-branch is organising a Walk for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), to be held on Saturday, November 2.

Those participating in the walk will assemble in Soldiers Memorial Gardens from 2pm, stepping off to walk to Granite Island at 2.30pm.  There’ll be two walks – the short one will terminate at the café, while the longer walk will follow the walking trail around the island.

In the leadup to the walk entertainment will be provided in Soldiers Memorial Gardens by Dean Bird and a sausage sizzle will be held.

Representatives from the Military Brotherhood and Patriots Defence Force motorcycle clubs will also be in attendance, along with PTSD support dogs and representatives of the Royal Society for the Blind.

Following the walk a barbecue will be held at the Roos club.

For a gold coin donation wrist bands will be issued to walkers.  Proceeds from the day will assist the purchase, training and deployment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) dogs to Australian Defence Force (ADF) Veterans/members.

An online booking system will be setup shortly and the link will be available on this website.  Registrations will also be taken on the day.