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October 2015

Mine Your Mind @ Gosford Art Gallery

October 3, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Gosford Regional Art Gallery, 36 Webb St
East Gosford , New South Wales 2250 Australia
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$65 - $75

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Month is Mind Your Mind. This workshop takes a slightly different perspective on this and looks at ways to actually Mine Your Mind for all the wealth of wisdom, resources, gifts and symbolic content it contains. Your mind is an abundant source of unparralelled depths. We'll work with art therapy processes, words and their impact, storytelling, myth-making. “We carry within us the wonders we seek without; there is all Africa and her prodigies…

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Understanding Other People’s Backgrounds

October 6, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 20, 2015

Albury High School, 625 Kiewa Street
Albury, New South Wales 2640 Australia

A group of girls from grade seven at Albury High School will make craft pieces and bake small treats to share amongst the group whilst learning about each others life experiences, culture, religion and individuality.

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Support Group – Bankstown

October 6, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre Sydney, New South Wales 2200 Australia + Google Map
Free

People with lived experience of anxiety and depression meet once every month to share information and learning, and help support and inspire each other in our path to Recovery. Our Mental Health Month meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 October and is held upstairs in the meeting room at Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre.

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Mindfulness for Compassionate Living

October 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kogarah Community Hub, 49 English Street
Kogarah, New South Wales 2217 Australia
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Free

Self-compassion is a life-changing way of thinking that is rooted in Mindfulness. By learning to have more loving-kindness and forgiveness for ourselves, we have more empathy and compassion for others. Join Tamara Salas to learn inspiring compassionate mindfulness practices practices for every day living.

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‘Value your Mind and Body’ – Free Zumba Workshop for Seniors

October 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Griffith Senior Citizens Centre, 47 Canal Street
Griffith, New South Wales 2680 Australia

Seniors are invited to participate in an exciting Zumba exercise class featuring lively Latin American music. The class will be followed by a healthy morning tea of fresh fruit platters, yoghurt and cheese. Don't miss psychologist Sonia Bulzomi's talk on the importance of 'valuing our minds' and reducing worry and stress. There will be additional opportunities to learn about available services for suffers, carers, family and children who require mental assistance. Contact Yvette Pastro on 69624515 for more information.

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LAUGH OUT LOUD: Laughter Session

October 9, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kogarah Community Hub, 49 English Street
Kogarah, New South Wales 2217 Australia
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Free

Laughter is a wonderful way to: relax the mind & body; have fun with others; lighten the spirit & feel uplifted; awaken the playful self; and enhance one's wellbeing.

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Art Exhibition – 2nd Annual Western Sydney, Mental Health Month Art Exhibition

October 9, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - October 11, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Bungarribee Community Hub, 20 Hercules Parade
Doonside, New South Wales Australia
Free

Friday 9th October from 3pm at Bungarribee-Doonside Community Hub, see a display of visual art created by people with lived experience. This event launched last year and was praised by participants and a large number of visitors from the community. Artworks share individuals ongoing recovery journey and lived experience in relation to mental health. The event aims to inspire, encourage, reassure and raise awareness on the subject of mental health. Value your Mind and support one another. "The Punyu Project"…

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Deadly Minds

October 10, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Redfern Community Centre, 29 - 53 Hugo st, Redfern
Sydney, New South Wales 2016 Australia
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Youthblock and Redfern Community Centre present... Deadly Minds Saturday 10th October come down to help raise awareness of youth mental health between 12pm and 3pm. There will be a free cook up of healthy food and different sporting activities on the day. Deadly Minds promotes healthy minds through maintaining an active lifestyle and healthy diet. There will be information about mental health resources in the community as well as how to maintain a healthy diet on a small budget. This…

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Calming the Mind: Living with Anxiety

October 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kogarah Community Services, 49 English Street
Kogarah, New South Wales 2217 Australia
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Free

In recognition of mental Health Month, Kogarah Community Services will be delivering a free workshop providing positive and practical techniques for managing anxiety. Anxiety can have a crippling affect on one's life this workshop will examine ways to calm the mind; to challenge negative thinking; and to use breathing exercises to overcome anxiety.

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Be Positive Workshop

October 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kogarah Community Hub, 49 English Street
Kogarah, New South Wales 2217 Australia
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Free

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." In recognition of Mental Health Month, Kogarah Community Services is hosting a free workshop on positive thinking and the power that one's attitude has to impact on one's happiness.

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I’ve a Good Mind to Paint

October 19, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hurstville Museum Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street
Hurstville, New South Wales Australia
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Celebrating the 2015 Mental Health Month theme, ‘Value Your Mind’, Mental Health Arts Development (MHAD) present a special relaxing art workshop, “I’ve a Good Mind to Paint ” Get involved with Chinese watercolours and silk painting with a traditionally dressed Chinese model in a class lead by artist Coco Tang. Mark your calendar to attend this beautiful afternoon of art, live music and afternoon tea. Event is free, but places are limited and bookings are essential.: 9330 6097

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Sydney Community Drum Circle

October 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day 21 of the month, repeating until October 21, 2015

Pioneer Clubhouse, Lot 2 Quirk Street
Balgowlah, New South Wales 2093 Australia
Free

An adults of all ages all abilities inclusive drum and percussion circle facilitated by Drum Therapy and hosted by the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW. For more information see http://www.drumtherapy.com.au/sydney-community-drum-circle/

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Beautiful YOU, Beatiful ME, Beautiful MIND

October 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MFO Shop 31 ( next to chemist) BKK Eastlakes Shopping Centre, Evans Avenue, Eastlakes
Sydney, New South Wales 2018 Australia
Free Event

A fun filled and informative well being experience incorporating a number of brief presentations, performances and experiences including foods that encourage brain power, Reiki and Crystal healing, Meditation, Mindfulness tea drinking ceremony, Multicultural music, laughter yoga, Thai Chi , sharing of personal experiences and much more.

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Value your mind over lunch with a friend

October 26, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Hume Housing Community Room, 36 Cumberland St
Cabramatta, New South Wales 2166 Australia
free to customers

A multicultural luncheon organised by Hume Housing for customers and their family and friends. There will be activities, prizes and a brief talk over lunch. A great opportunity to catch up with family, friends and neighbours during Mental Health Month.

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Spring Fling @ Chatswood Recovery & Wellbeing Hub

October 27, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chatswood Recovery & Wellbeing Hub, 47 Hercules St. Chatswood NSW
Sydney, New South Wales 2067 Australia
Free

Spring Fling @ Chatswood Recovery & Wellbeing Hub Value your mind with the "Spring Fling" event at the Chatswood Recovery & Wellbeing hub Spring Fling is a free community event to increase awareness about the mental health and get information about the support services available. The event would feature free workshops like Laughter Yoga & Tai Chi with a FREE BBQ lunch. (Please refer to the attached Flyer) Date: Tuesday October 27, 2015 Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Venue:…

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Connecting Caring Community

October 27, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edith Wellington Hall, 76 Pitt Street
Mortdale, New South Wales 2223 Australia
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Free

Free community event to find out about local groups; free BBQ Lunch; entertainment; activities & prizes; guest speakers

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Multicultural Health Day

October 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ethnic Communities Council, Newcastle and Hunter Region, 2A Platt St, Waratah Community Reserve
Waratah, New South Wales 2294 Australia
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Focusing on activities for older people to get involved in that promote social connectivity, health, and wellbeing, This includes our facilities on site - Men's Shed and Community Garden. The day includes guest speakers on various mental health topics. Open to all, and particularly inclusive for those of a multicultural background.. Free BBQ lunch.

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DE-STRESS NATURALLY: Meditation and Mindfulness Made Easy!

October 29, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kogarah Community Hub, 49 English Street
Kogarah, New South Wales 2217 Australia
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Free

There are so many types of meditation, it's important to find a practice that suits you and your lifestyle. This workshop is informative and practical, guiding you through simple, effective meditations to help maintain a relaxed body and calm mind throughout the day. In this course you will learn mindfulness skills, sitting and walking meditation, gentle body movement and chi gong for a peaceful mind, guided meditations, one minute anti-stress techniques and how to develop your own daily practice.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing at Inverell Sapphire City Festival

October 31, 2015
Inverell New South Wales Australia
Free

The Mental Health Promotion & Prevention Service, Hunter New England Local Health District in collaboration with Northern Settlement Services will be participating in the Inverell Sapphire City Festival to engage with Inverell's multicultural community with information and activities about mental health and wellbeing.

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August 2016

Pawsitive Steps towards Mental Health walk and Wellbeing Expo

August 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dog Arena Castle Hill Showground, Off Showground Road
Castle Hill, NSW 2154 Australia
Free

The fun walk will commence at 9am with registrations starting from 8am. It is a distance of 2km and every 200m there is an obstacle which symbolises a mental illness. There will be volunteers on hand to look after your pet dog whilst you do some of the obstacles if needed. Walk with your dog, your family or just yourself and help raise awareness for mental health, dress-up and join in the fun. All registered walkers will be provided a…

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