1 September 2015

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NEWS DESK

School plan that can save lives Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au AN appeal has been launched to build a centre that can save and turn lives around for troubled young people on the southern peninsula. Land has been set aside for a Wellness Pavilion at Rosebud Secondary College that can provide a place for meditation and rooms for students to speak with counsellors. Two mothers spoke movingly about how the suicide of a young member has affected their lives. Year 11 student Hamish Swayn described the far-reaching impact the suicide of his uncle last year continues to have across his family and local community. “People can easily get stuck in a place where they don’t know how to ask for support, or when to admit to themselves that they need help, which is why I feel that the use of a space that facilitates wellbeing would be very beneficial, especially for students facing mental health issues, as we are statistically most at risk,” Hamish said. Rye mother Julie Campbell, who lost her daughter to suicide in 2013, said the Wellness Pavilion “will provide all students access to learning critical skills in resilience and mindfulness, and access to enhanced levels of personal support when needed”. Ingrid Maynard told of her family’s ongoing grief and heartache after her stepdaughter’s suicide in June. “Had she been able to access a place like the Wellness Pavilion, she may still be with us now,” Ms Maynard said. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bev Colomb launched the appeal rto raise money for the pavilion. “It will provide youth and their families with a place to reflect and address the many challenges they may face in their daily lives, and learn mindfulness techniques as they engage with life-affirming options and gain self-confidence,” Cr Colomb said. Assistant principal Geoff Seletto said the school and its supporter Rosebud-Rye Rotary was seeking donations “in the form of dollars, labour and building and landscaping supplies to make this happen”. “We cannot do this alone,” Mr Seletto said. “We hope to start construction in 2016.” Details: www.rsc.vic.edu.au For support and information about suicide prevention, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

Plans at the ready: Holding plans for the Wellness Pavilion planned for Rosebud Secondary College are, from left, architect Nick Cini, assistant principal Geoff Seletto, school captains Alexandra Dellaportas and CooperCorbett, and George Stolz from Bowens. Picture: Yanni

Pub only for sale not business, manager COLONIAL Leisure Group is selling the Portsea Hotel building and land not the business, says the group’s national operations manager Grady Patching. Mr Patching was responding to the report in last week’s paper about several Mornington Peninsula tourism properties on the market or sold (“Overseas investor eyes on us”, 25/8/15). He stated in an email that “the freehold only is for sale not the business. CLG will not be selling the leasehold any time soon”. The News stated the freehold was worth $16 million. Mr Patching stated that “Portsea

Picture: Yanni

Hotel just had the most profitable year since Chris has owned the venue” in response to The News stating that “the business is not doing as well as several years ago when it was under different management”. “Chris” is Computershare founder and millionaire Chris Morris who acquired the shares of co-owner Andrew Henderson in September 2012. Mr Henderson was at the hotel for 14 years including as manager. Colonial Leisure Group has managed the hotel for two full financial years. Mike Hast

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