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Aurizon ensures students gain maximum benefit from Rural Mental Health Placement

Date - 16 December 2020

Seven students were able to maximise their time in rural mental health placements across the Darling Downs and South West following the presentation of $1,000 bursaries from the Aurizon Community Giving Fund.

Established this year with the assistance of The University of Queensland Health Advancement Team and contribution from Aurizon, the bursaries were awarded to UQ students who take up a rural mental health placement, with funds to be used to assist in learning and living in a regional or rural setting.

During a virtual presentation on October 9, the four Psychology students, one Occupational Therapy student, one Social Work student and one Mental Health Nursing student all expressed their thanks and gratitude for the bursary funds.

Social Work Student Owen Turner, who completed his placement at Sunrise Way in Toowoomba, said the bursary support enabled him to witness an alcohol and drug rehabilitation service in action and support residents to reclaim their social dignity.

Aurizon Principal Advisor Brand and Sponsorships Mark Maguire was delighted to see first-hand the benefit gained from the Aurizon Community Giving Fund.

Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail-based transport business and its Community Giving Fund aims to deliver positive outcomes in the areas of Health and Wellbeing, Community Safety, Environment and Education.

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