BY JULIAN LEESER

These last couple of months has been incredibly difficult for many in our community. Whether it be parents homeschooling, businesses trying to stay afloat in any way they can or year 12 students studying for their HSC, our community has continued to show an enormous amount of resilience.Health support

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Thank you for the part you are playing in keeping this virus at bay and thank you to those who have been vaccinated. We each have our own reason for being vaccinated, I got vaccinated to protect my family, our community and so that I can see my wife’s 95-year-old grandmother when restrictions ease.

Our electorate has some of the highest vaccination rates in Australia and It is more important than ever to get your vaccine if you are eligible. To check your eligibility and to book your vaccination, go to: www.health.gov.au

Support continues to be available to those who need it, whether it be financial, mental health or support for practical needs.

Individuals can apply for financial support through Services Australia and business supports are available through Services NSW. health support

Should you, or someone you know need mental health support, I would encourage you to make use of the crisis supports available below:

• Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14
• Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800
• 1800 Respect on 1800 737 732
• Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636
• Suicide Call Back on 1300 659 467
• Headspace on 1800 650 890