Tradies and their families affected by drought at Dubbo are invited to attend a free community event that aims to support them through tough times.
The Tradies In Sight event runs from 5pm on Wednesday and is supported by the National Association for Loss and Grief (NALAG) and the NSW government.
It will be held at the Veterans Activities Support Centre on the corner of Palmer and High Streets and all are welcome.
Tradies In Sight was launched by Dubbo carpenter Bruno Efoti last year to provide support to people in the industry.
Dubbo MP Troy Grant encouraged people to attend.
“The drought that has done so much damage across NSW has hurt Dubbo and the wider community no doubt,” he said.
“In these times, everyone suffers, beyond our farmers to include our workforce as well.
"That’s why it’s so great to support an event in town that will give advice, support, and a chance to get behind our workforce and tradies, to really help them and their families.”
Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies said the NSW government supported the event as part of a $6.3 million package to provide mental health and wellbeing supports in drought affected communities.
“People with lived experience of life on the land will lend a hand at events to start those conversations that might not otherwise be had," Mrs Davies said.
"This is about reducing stigma, providing hope and support, and most importantly recovery."
The evening includes an 'Umu' dinner, live music and guest speakers Warwick Harrison from Lifeline and Brenda Baker from NALAG.
There will be a jumping castle and face-painting for children.
For more information contact Bruno Efoti on 0423 432 341.
If you or someone you know needs crisis support contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or for local mental health services call the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.