Baking Our Blues Away - an exercise in neighbourliness and caring about and for others%
The following story comes from The Courier in Ballarat. Pop over to the original story and see the video that heads it. AT A GLANCE: WHAT: Baking Our Blues Away WHERE: Nationally, Monday, July 15 HOW? Bake something for someone to show you care REGISTER: http://facebook.com/bakingourbluesaway INFORMATION: About anxiety and depression THINK of a time where life wasn't going so great. A time where perhaps someone brought you something to take your mind off things. Perhaps that someone baked you a cake. And maybe that offer of something to eat, with a cup of tea, promoted a conversation between you and that person. On Monday, July 15, everyone is encouraged to take a moment and give someone they know, or a stranger, "a bit of baked or handmade love", for Baking Our Blues Away. The event is an annual day of goodwill, now in its second year. It does not aim to raise funds, but simply, raise the general wellbeing of others. Daylesford baker and event founder, Michelle Symes, believes conversation has the power to change the way a person feels. According to Beyond Blue, anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, one in four (one in three women and one in five men) will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. In a 12-month period, more than two million Australians experience anxiety. "It makes people feel special because somebody's taken the time to hand-bake something." For Michelle, the issue is close to home, having fr...
Baking Our Blues Away - an exercise in neighbourliness and caring about and for others.