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The Art of Wellbeing

October 1 - October 31

Sophia Farrington a Positive Clinical Psychologist showcases art therapy as an effective tool to enhance the wellbeing of people on the path of personal growth.

Free Bootcamp Training with OzSquad for October (exchange for donation to beyondblue)

October 1 @ 6:00 am - October 31 @ 8:00 pm

Mental Health Awareness Month with OzSquad We are opening our ‘doors’ to non-members to train for FREE with OzSquad for all of October in exchange for a donation to BeyondBlue. The Details: OzSquad, Manly’s most social bootcamp, is raising awareness for Mental Health during the month of October. Connecting with others is important for our health and survival. Research tells us that feeling connected, valued and loved by others gives us a sense of security, support, purpose and happiness. We…

‘Walk With Me’ A Photographic Exhibtion

October 1 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Walk with Me – A Photographic Exhibition, focuses on community capacity building and improving the health, well-being and quality of life for local Central Coast residents, particularly those experiencing mental health issues, disadvantage, and social isolation. The photographs will be displayed at Mingara Recreation Club during October over Mental Health Month to highlight mental health, enable community discussions, reduce stigma, and create greater awareness and understanding towards mental health within our community.

Library Information Display

October 2 - October 31

Pop along to Lane Cove Library and collect information and resources about Mental Health and local Mental Health Services. The Library has a wide collection of books, novels and audio books that you may like to borrow during Mental Health Month. You can meet a number of local services at the Library Community Hot Desk on a Tuesday morning 10:00am - 12:00pm.

‘Mind Your Art’ Competition and Exhibition

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - October 31 @ 5:30 pm

headspace Port Macquarie are encouraging young people of all capabilities to engage in the arts in support of Mental Health Month in October. The 'Mind Your Art' competition is accepting entries of 2 or 3 dimensional pieces, including (but not limited to) drawing, painting, photography, mosaic and digital design. This year’s Mental Health Month theme is ‘Share the Journey’. It focuses on the importance of social connections, our journey to better mental health and our ability to cope with life’s…

Dear Mum

October 10 @ 9:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm

World Mental Health Awareness Day is Tuesday 10 October 2017. What is the Sitara’s Story #dearmum campaign? It is an essay writing competition where everyone is invited to explore their own mental wellbeing. Entrants are asked to write a letter to their mother (or other important family figure) on any topic they choose. The letter could be introducing something they wish they could discuss with their mother/significant other face to face, it might be about feelings (good and bad) or…

Art Exhibition – A Visual Journey of Recovery

October 11 @ 10:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm

South Coast Private Hospital is hosting an exhibition of Patients artworks in the Community Access Gallery at Wollongong Art Gallery. The exhibition is dedicated to Anna Morova an art therapist who inspired so many at the hospital to embrace creative exploration as a non verbal means of processing emotions, increasing cognitive and motor abilities and assisting to reduce the affects of stress and anxiety. The patients artworks are a visual journey of not only the impact of mental health on…

Portraits of Recovery

October 13 @ 2:51 am - November 30 @ 2:51 am

Artist Joe Lander (pictured) and Macquarie University’s Centre for Emotional Health are working towards an exhibition of a series of 30 portraits of men of all ages who have experienced and recovered from depression, anxiety and/or suicide. We are inviting applications from males of all ages and cultural backgrounds who are interested in being the subject of a portrait. Each portrait will be accompanied by a written narrative, detailing each person’s story and recovery. The closing date for submissions will…

FREE WEBINAR: TRANSFORMING SHYNESS & BINGE DRINKING USING PARTS THERAPY

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - October 31 @ 6:00 pm

FREE WEBINAR: TRANSFORMING SHYNESS & BINGE DRINKING USING INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS - INNER PARTS THERAPY Watch this free webinar and listen in while Sandy Therry (M. Couns) helps transform a man's Shyness and Binge Drinking habit in an hour using Parts Therapy. Even if you have missed the official date, please feel free to sign up for it anyway, as everyone who signs up for it will be sent a replay of the webinar, which you can watch at any…

HSC Rescue and ‘Love Your Mind’ Study Breaks

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - October 26 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until October 19, 2017

HELPING YOU WITH YOUR HSC PREP AT ROCKDALE LIBRARY TOTALLY QUIET STUDY SPACE Monday– Thursday from 9 October – 2 November 3pm-5pm STUDY BREAKS – LOVE YOUR MIND! Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings on the 10th, 12th, 17th and 19th October from 4:30pm-6:30pm Free Pizza ✦ Laughter For Stress Busting Relaxation & Mindfulness ✦ Massage Giant Games

Exhibition of Design Centre Enmore student work for Mental Health Month

October 18 - October 31

Design Centre Enmore (TAFENSW) Graphic Design Diploma students have made the "Share the Journey" theme paricularly relevant to male youth, with aim of helping reduce high suicide rates. Typography brief: posters and T-shirts displayed. Exhibition launch 12.15-1.15 on Tues 17th Oct.

HSC Rescue and ‘Love Your Mind’ Study Breaks

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - October 28 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until October 19, 2017

HELPING YOU WITH YOUR HSC PREP AT ROCKDALE LIBRARY TOTALLY QUIET STUDY SPACE Monday– Thursday from 9 October – 2 November 3pm-5pm STUDY BREAKS – LOVE YOUR MIND! Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings on the 10th, 12th, 17th and 19th October from 4:30pm-6:30pm Free Pizza ✦ Laughter For Stress Busting Relaxation & Mindfulness ✦ Massage Giant Games

2018 The Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand

October 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Awarding and recognising best practice, excellence and innovation in mental health service delivery and honouring individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to mental health across Australia and New Zealand since 1992. Prizes are awarded in each category. Winners will receive Financial support to attend the 2018 TheMHS Conference in Adelaide including travel, accommodation and a complimentary 3-day conference registration. Winners will also receive recognistion on our website, in the Conference eBook of Proceedings, the TheMHS Awards Booklet and the…

Boosting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Schools

October 24 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 4:30 pm

The prevalence of mental health related issues has risen steeply among young Australians. Nearly one in four teens meet the criteria for probable mental illness and suicide rates in youths are at their highest level in ten years. Schools are confronted with an increase in the volume of students presenting with anxiety and depression and are observing the emergence of this in younger age groups. The Boosting Mental Health & Well-being in Schools conference is about developing and supporting whole…

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

October 24 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 25, 2017

Course topics include: Developing mental health problems, depression, anxiety problems, psychosis, eating disorders and substance use disorders, as well as suicide and other mental health crises.

I’m Older But Not Old

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Aged Care Psychiatry Service, Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service, in conjunction with the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), is hosting a free public forum to address some of the ways our lifestyle can be changed to contribute to healthy ageing. The forum will focus on the insights of experts and illuminate some practical techniques to implement in every day life. Australian rugby legend and joint founder of Men of League Foundation, Ron Coote AM, is the keynote speaker…

Wellbeing Conference-Five Ways to Wellbeing

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This will be a unique experience for Macarthur and Wingecarribee community members to engage with and learn from the leaders in the field of healthcare and wellbeing. An opportunity to learn, develop skills and knowledge in caring for ourselves and others, as well as connecting with service providers, carers and community.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

October 25 @ 9:00 am - October 26 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 25, 2017

Course topics include: Developing mental health problems, depression, anxiety problems, psychosis, eating disorders and substance use disorders, as well as suicide and other mental health crises.

Lifting the Lid on Anxiety

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kogarah Community Services is hosting a free workshop Lifting the Lid on Anxiety The workshop will examine: - What is anxiety? - What are the signs & symptoms of anxiety? - Every day strategies for managing anxiety - Identifying & challenging Negative Self Talk - Slow breathing, muscle relaxation, meditation

Kempsey TAFE Stress Less Day

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kempsey TAFE has hosted this event for several years. Local mental health agencies are invited to set up stalls and various activities are held. At this stage there will be a barbecue, some entertainment, and lots of fun activities including Tai Chi, drumming and games. The community is welcome to attend and past feedback has always been very positive

Feeling Good with Yoga

October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 12:30pm

A nuturing EASY Yoga and relaxation session each week followed by a short workshop all about building resilience of body and mind and setting wellness goals. Six session group. FREE however $5.00 donation would be appreciated.

Paws for a Second

October 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2017

If you’re a local young person studying for exams or assessments and need a break, why don’t you paws for a second and have some fun with puppies? Acknowledging Mental Health Month and working with PAWS Pet Therapy, this initiative has been developed by the Camden Youth Council for local young people who are looking for a much needed study break.

Mental Health at Work

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A free workshop for employers providing cutting edge advice on how to grow a high performance team. With an expert panel of Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists, Corporate Health Experts and Employees with a lived experience of mental illness. All Businesses will walk away with an audit of your wellbeing performance. Learn a few simple and cost effective ways of making wellbeing the edge your business has in the market. Save money, grow health and have a happy workforce.

Mind Made Me

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Byron Youth Theatres powerful, thought provoking production explores a range of youth Mental Health issues through performance, poetry, song and dance. This performance will be followed by a presentation from renowned local psychologist Peter Chown from Northern Rivers region of NSW. The Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby NSW.

The Entrepreneur Club

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcoming back our monthly entrepreneur meet-up where we’ll discuss strategies for business and life over food and tunes. ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ “Networking” - it's a bit of a dirty word. It conjures images of sticky name tags, handshakes and courtesy-laughs in beige function rooms. We know how many of you are self-starters; running your own businesses and projects. You’re out there sailing the high seas all on your own. Well, think of the Entrepreneur Club as your lifeboat.…

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