Holland: Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones

April 15, 2024 6:02 am in by

The NSW Government has thanked those who showed courage and compassion during Saturday’s stabbing spree at Bondi Junction in Sydney.

Six people died, and several others were injured at a Sydney shopping centre, after a 40-year-old man with a history of mental illness attacked people with a large knife.

Bega MP, Dr Michael Holland, has given his condolences to the families of victims of the deadly knife attacks at Bondi Junction Westfield.

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“I speak for all residents of the Bega electorate in expressing the great sorrow at the tragic loss of life in Bondi Junction on Saturday,” Dr Holland said.

“Our community’s thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and those who have witnessed such terrible violence.”

“On behalf of the Bega Electorate, I thank the first responders including NSW Police and NSW Ambulance services as well as many other brave individuals.

“And I want to thank the health service workers at our NSW hospitals who helped save further lives.”

Dr Holland said the incident which involved the death of a 38-year-old mother Ashlee Good and the stabbing of her nine-month-old daughter, has been felt heavily, on the Far South Coast.

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“State, national and international events can cause some people to experience vicarious or secondary anxiety or depression,” Dr Holland said.

“If you’re struggling after these recent events, reach out to your family or friends, contact your local doctor, or our local mental health services such as Bega Safe Haven or Headspace, or contact one of the many telephone or online services available such as Lifeline, Kids Helpline or Beyond Blue and know that help is available 24/7.”

If you or someone you know is struggling, call:
Safe Haven: The Mental Health Line 1800 011 511.
Lifeline: Call 13 11 14, text 0477 13 11 14 or chat online.
Headspace: Call 1800 650 890 visit or visit
Kids Helpline: Call 1800 55 1800 or chat online.
Beyond Blue: Call 1300 22 4636 or chat online.
1800RESPECT: Call 1800 737 732, text 0458 737 732 or chat online.
13 Yarn: Call 13 92 76.
MensLine Australia: Call 1300 78 99 78.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call Triple Zero (000).

Image: Dr Mihcael Holland