A local team in Thailand have profitably reused thousands of old flip-flops, turning them into new shoes. They call their project “Tlejourn,” a Thai play on words for traveling shoes.
Because flip-flops can’t be melted down and recycled, they devised a low-tech, inexpensive way to upcycle old flip-flops by grinding them into small pieces and then gluing them together into one solid piece. The volunteer group Trash Hero gives them all the flip-flops they find while cleaning up the local beach.
As part of Australia’s long-term national health plan, there is a strategy designed to implement a preventive, integrated, whole-of-community approach to maintain and support the mental health and wellbeing of children aged 0−12. The new national strategy takes on board recommendations that GPs are central to the ongoing process. The emphasis is on looking at the child in a family or a community context. https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/new-children-s-mental-health-and-wellbeing-roadmap
This World Mental Health Day, Mental Health Australia are asking each of us to make a promise to ourselves for our own mental health. The message is simple, ‘look after your mental health, Australia’, and part of that is promising ourselves that we’re actually going to do so. You can check out more, and see what others have promised, here: https://lookafteryourmentalhealthaustralia.org.au/promise-wall/