Happy Helpers were formed thanks to a much appreciated piece of generosity from a local community event which raises awareness for suicide prevention as a fund-raiser so that they can put on Mental Health 1st Aid & Suicide Awareness & Prevention training courses for free in the local region. Their act of gifting us a roller-bag to transport all our photographic equipment in for the various sessions & locations we visit was able to be paid back by some of the participants & myself acting as event photographers for them. Something that I look forward to as an ongoing relationship for many years to come!
Since then the Happy Helpers have helped out & are available to help out at a range of various indoor & outdoor community events & functions; allowing groups that can’t afford photographers to have their events photographed & allowing the Happy Helper participants involved to know that they can be & in fact are of benefit to their local community.
It’s a beautiful thing!
As I now have my own UAV (drone) we can now offer that as a unique point of view for these community events too. Papers are lodged by myself to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in accordance with UAV piloting requirements for public events.
Alex has his Federal Police & DCSI general clearance, as well as clearances for working with children & the vulnerable. It is hoped that those participants offering their time voluntarily as Happy Helpers will also obtain these clearances too.
Unfortunately, we can’t share images from all of these events, but when we can, we will. Here is a gallery of images taken at the Onkaparinga Seaside Walk, that kicked off this simple community-minded initiative. The Onkaparinga Seaside Walk for World Suicide Prevention Day is an annual event held in our Southern coastal suburb of Moana, raising awareness & funds for suicide prevention, put on by the Seaford Rotary Club annually.
If you are a community group within the Onkaparinga region & are interested in the possibility of having the Happy Helpers assist you, please, get in touch with Alex Mausolf through email or by mobile on 0413 549 088.