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September 2016

Mental Health – Art Works! Exhibition

September 30, 2016 - October 9, 2016
The Community Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb St
East Gosford, New South Wales 2250 Australia
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This is the 17th annual mental health art exhibition held to celebrate Mental Health Month on the Central Coast. In this multi-award winning exhibition, hosted by the Central Coast Mental Health Service, artworks are created by someone with lived experience of mental illness, including family and carers. Artists of all ages are invited to exhibit works in a diverse range of mediums including painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics and photography. Many artists share the inspiration behind their artwork and some of…

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October 2016

Room with an Inner View Exhibition

October 5, 2016 - October 29, 2016
Gallery Lane Cove, Upper Level, 164 Longueville Road,
Lane Cove, New South Wales 2066 Australia
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This exhibition looks at how artists and art therapists are using visual art as a way to respond to mental wellbeing, as a way of healing and a process to understand our inner thoughts, memories and feelings.

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Witness the Fitness

October 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Council Chambers, Shop 2, 129-133 Henry street, Penrith
Sydney, NSW 2750 Australia
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CELEBRATE & RAISE AWARENESS FOR MENTAL HEALTH MONTH There is nothing more contagious in the world as laughter! Join us for a morning of Laughing Yoga! Yoga involving prolonged voluntary laughter. Improves Mental Health and is so contagious. Enjoy also our FREE sausage sizzle as well. Laughing Yoga for the mind and food for the soul. More info on our FB Page: Facebook.com/thequeenofheartscommunityfoundation or Contact us on 1300 856 737

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One Apple Film Festival & Education Forum

October 9, 2016
Gosford Regional Art Gallery, 36 Webb St
East Gosford , New South Wales 2250 Australia
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The One Apple Film Festival is taking place in conjunction with the annual Mental Health Art Works! exhibition. MHAW, run by the Central Coast Mental Health Service, is now in its 17th year and has strong community support for its mission to showcase the effectiveness of the arts in mental illness. The arts, when engaged with in a focused way, as is promoted by MHAW, provide ways for individuals with lived experience of mental illness to portray their inner worlds - they literally provide…

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Art Therapists on Art Therapy. Learn and Grow.

October 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown
Sydney, New South Wales 2050 Australia
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Sydney area Arts Therapy group (SaAT) is a group of ANZATA professionally registered Arts Therapists formed for professional development and support purposes. SaAT has long had the goal to advocate and educate the wider community about art therapy and its benefits. As part of October’s Mental Health Month - Learn and Grow, and with thanks to the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, 19 exhibiting art therapists are proud to have the opportunity to make art: About being an Art Therapist; About aspects…

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Art Therapists on Art Therapy. Learn and Grow.

October 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown
Sydney, New South Wales 2050 Australia
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Sydney area Arts Therapy group (SaAT) is a group of ANZATA professionally registered Arts Therapists formed for professional development and support purposes. SaAT has long had the goal to advocate and educate the wider community about art therapy and its benefits. As part of October’s Mental Health Month - Learn and Grow, and with thanks to the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, 19 exhibiting art therapists are proud to have the opportunity to make art: About being an Art Therapist; About aspects…

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Art Therapists on Art Therapy. Learn and Grow.

October 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown
Sydney, New South Wales 2050 Australia
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Sydney area Arts Therapy group (SaAT) is a group of ANZATA professionally registered Arts Therapists formed for professional development and support purposes. SaAT has long had the goal to advocate and educate the wider community about art therapy and its benefits. As part of October’s Mental Health Month - Learn and Grow, and with thanks to the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, 19 exhibiting art therapists are proud to have the opportunity to make art: About being an Art Therapist; About aspects…

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Art Therapists on Art Therapy. Learn and Grow.

October 15, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown
Sydney, New South Wales 2050 Australia
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Sydney area Arts Therapy group (SaAT) is a group of ANZATA professionally registered Arts Therapists formed for professional development and support purposes. SaAT has long had the goal to advocate and educate the wider community about art therapy and its benefits. As part of October’s Mental Health Month - Learn and Grow, and with thanks to the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, 19 exhibiting art therapists are proud to have the opportunity to make art: About being an Art Therapist; About aspects…

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Art Therapists on Art Therapy. Learn and Grow.

October 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown
Sydney, New South Wales 2050 Australia
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Sydney area Arts Therapy group (SaAT) is a group of ANZATA professionally registered Arts Therapists formed for professional development and support purposes. SaAT has long had the goal to advocate and educate the wider community about art therapy and its benefits. As part of October’s Mental Health Month - Learn and Grow, and with thanks to the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, 19 exhibiting art therapists are proud to have the opportunity to make art: About being an Art Therapist; About aspects…

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Blue Fringe Arts Festival

October 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 22, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Wentworth Falls TAFE, Mitchell Street, Wentworth Falls New South Wales 2782
Wentworth Falls , New South Wales 2782 Australia
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Blue Fringe Arts Festival aims to celebrate the creativity of people living with or recovering from mental illness through an arts exhibition and awards ceremony. It aims to reduce the stigma frequently associated with mental illness by raising the profile of mental health issues across the community and promoting a more inclusive community.

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Celebrate Mental Health Month: Learn and Grow

October 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street
The Rocks, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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Drop in to the MCA for collaborative art making, performance and mindfulness activities, and an evening panel discussion focusing on lived experiences with mental health. Exploring this year’s theme Learn & Grow, join volunteer guides from NSLHD for some unique insights into the MCA Collection, and make experimental artworks inspired by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Celebrate with us and share your experience of mental wellbeing, have a conversation with experts from NSLHD and be part of raising mental health awareness.…

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Radical Courage

October 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Pleas join us for the official opening of Radical Courage, by Debra Phillips, an exploration of melancholia, trauma and forgiveness. Opening 27th October 2-3pm. we would love for you to help us celebrate the work of Debra Phillips. As part of Mental Health Month InsideOut Gallery located with Macquarie Hospital supports artists living with and affected by mental health, we aim to break down the barriers and stigma associated with mental health and share the amazing and vivid artwork that…

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Room with an Inner View Exhibition

October 29, 2016
Gallery Lane Cove, Upper Level, 164 Longueville Road,
Lane Cove, New South Wales 2066 Australia
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A Room with an Inner View is an interactive installation that explores the house or room as a nest for dreaming and a shelter for the imagination. (Gaston Bache Lard in the Poetics of Space). This exhibition looks at how artists and art therapists are using visual art as a way to respond to mental wellbeing, as a way of healing and a process to understand our inner thoughts, memories and feelings. While visiting the exhibition take some time to…

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Learn and Grow Albury Wodonga

October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
QE II Square, Dean St
Albury, New South Wales 2640 Australia
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A community event aimed at encouraging people and communities to learn more about mental health and use that knowledge to grow personally and take control of their mental wellbeing.

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Wellness Expo

October 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Unkya Reserve, Eungai Creek Road
Eungai Creek, New South Wales 2441 Australia
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Activities, presenters and static information stalls promoting mental health- activities include fitness programs- GASP (Gentle Exercise For Senior Persons) Ready Mob- wellness programs for Aboriginal people (TBC), mums & Bubs, and children's yoga, speakers- Beyond Blue, Creative arts therapy, Baylins Hoskins (preventing youth suicide) and Landcare, and a creative arts therapy workshop

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September 2017

Living Well Photography Competition 2017

September 1 @ 12:00 am - September 30 @ 11:30 pm
Free

To celebrate Mental Health Week 2017, Sydney Local Health District is running a Photography Competition. The competition is open to all mental health carers, consumers, inpatients and anybody with a lived experience of mental illness residing in the state of NSW and Sydney Local Health District staff, commenced on 1st September 2017. The theme for this year’s exhibition is “Inspiration”. An exhibition, consisting a selection of the best photographs will be displayed in the foyer of the Professor Marie Bashir…

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Share Your Journey – We’re better together!

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Mondo, Penrith City Council, High St.
Penrith, New South Wales 2750 Australia
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To celebrate mental health month, the Nepean Blue Mountains are inviting consumers to submit photos of people in their lives that care for them and share their journey. Photos to be submitted via pir@nbmphn.com.au by 19th September to go on display at the Mental Health Month event on the 5th October in Penrith.

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The Big Anxiety: festival of art + science + people – launch party

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Big Anxiety brings together artists, scientists and communities to question and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century. A radically new kind of international arts festival, in which every project is an open conversation, designed to promote curiosity, awareness and action, The Big Anxiety presents over 60 events across Greater Sydney. Attendance at the launch is by RSVP only, as there are a limited number of tickets for this event. But you are INVITED! The launch…

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October 2017

‘Walk With Me’ A Photographic Exhibtion

October 1 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Mingara Recreation Club, 12/14 Mingara Drive
Tumbi Umbi, NSW 2261 Australia
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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.

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Healthy Minds and Well-being Services Expo

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Westfield Hurstville, Centre Court, Cnr Cross St And Park Rd Hurstville
Hurstville, NSW 2220
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Over 20 vital services supporting the community around mental health and well-being will be coming together at Centre Court Westfield Hurstville to host an event promoting mental health awareness and connecting with community. Come Share the Journey! Kids activities, face painting, zumba, entertainment and chill out space.

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Living Well Photography Exhibition 2017

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Professor Marie Bashir Centre foyer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Campus, Missenden Road
Camperdown, New South Wales 20150 Australia
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To celebrate Mental Health Week 2017, Sydney Local Health District ran a Photography Competition. The competition is open to all mental health carers, consumers, inpatients and anybody with a lived experience of mental illness residing in the state of NSW and Sydney Local Health District staff, commenced on 1st September 2017. The theme for this year’s exhibition is “Inspiration”. An exhibition, consisting a selection of the best photographs will be displayed in the foyer of the Professor Marie Bashir Centre…

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Mental health Expo

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lithgow Library, Main Street
Lithgow, NSW 2790 Australia
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Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre in partnership with Lithgow Council are hosting a Mental health Expo at Lithgow Library on 9th October. This expo brings all the pieces of the puzzle-mental, physical and spiritual-to promote holistic health during Mental Health Month. We are also holding a Community Conversation about Suicide prevention at 12noon and light refreshments will be served.

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Art Exhibition – A Visual Journey of Recovery

October 11 @ 10:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm
Wollongong Art Gallery, Cnr Burelli & Kembla Streets
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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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…

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Mental Health – Art Works!

October 13 @ 10:00 am - October 22 @ 4:30 pm
The Community Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb St
East Gosford, New South Wales 2250 Australia
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In 2000, the inaugural Mental Health Week Art Exhibition was held at the Gosford Regional Gallery & Arts Centre. It has now become an annual event to celebrate Mental Health Month on the Central Coast. Mental Health – Art Works! is an art exhibition with a difference – it provides people whose lives have been affected by mental illness the opportunity to use art as a form of expression and it engages the Central Coast community in a better understanding…

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Open Day – St John of God Richmond Hospital

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
St John of God Richmond Hospital, 177 Grose Vale Road
North Richmond, NSW 2754 Australia
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St John of God Richmond Hospital is having an open day for our Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) services on Saturday October 14th for both referring agencies and clients. As part of this we will have support organisations with information stands to promote their services. St John of God Richmond has a long history of caring for survivors of war and occupational trauma, running treatment programs for PTSD since 1994. Meet our clinicians, see a showcase of our services; music…

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