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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…

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…

Mental Health – Art Works!

October 13 @ 10:00 am - October 22 @ 4:30 pm

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…


October 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Central Coast ARAFMI are holding a Gala Day for Carers Week! The gala day celebrates carers week on the Coast. We have the reptile park coming, Petting zoo, Pony rides, Fairies, face painting, Entertainment, food trucks an information hub and market stalls. Everyone is welcome and there will be lots of fun and prizes on the day. Arafmi have been supporting families and carers for over 40 years, we strive to enhance the emotional health and well being of our…

Misery Loves Company – Sharing the darkness to lighten the load

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An evening of music, food, art and thoughtful conversation with musical duo Watling & Bates.

Lady Hoops 3on3 social basketball competition

October 22

A 3on3 social basketball competition for women to celebrate Mental Health Month. 3on3 basketball promotes teamwork and emphasises the need for effective communication between teammates, fostering belief in each other, and promoting leadership. This one-day event caters for all levels of play with each team required to have at least one youth-aged (13 to 24). This provides an opportunity for different generations to connect through sport, and allows the youth to be supported and mentored. This is a fun day…

Share the Journey – Walking for Mental Health Awareness

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Student Nurses as Professionals (SNAP) from University of Wollongong are organising an awareness walk starting at Towradgi Beach Hotel at 10am on Sunday 22 October. The walk will incorporate the beautiful beach hugging cycleway into the Wollongong Lighthouse before returning for closing address at Towradgi Beach Hotel. Join us for a sense of community, connectedness and awareness that we are not alone and we walk a path alongside you.

Paws for a Second

October 23 @ 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.

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.

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.

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.

Memory and the Self in Dementia

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What makes you, you? Our sense of self comprises various facets, including our memories for important moments in the past, knowledge of facts about ourselves, as well as our personality traits and how we relate to other people. In dementia, several of these key aspects of identity can break down, leading to changes in how individuals with these conditions perceive ‘who they are’, in addition to how others may see them. This talk will explore how dementia syndromes offer us…

Introduction to Meditation

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Start your journey to find inner peace, calmness and relaxation with Mindfulness Meditation Master Adrian Spear of Go Holistic, Kogarah. All are welcome to this FREE workshop as we discover the benefits of incorporating meditation into our lives

Beating the Blues – Depression Information Seminar

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sutherland Shire Council, in collaboration with NSW Health and Black Dog Institute, is delivering an information seminar to help raise awareness and understanding of depression and mental illness amongst older people. Learn about the causes, signs and symptoms of depression, encourage help-seeking and promote active ageing. Includes free laughter yoga and morning tea.

Boundaries and Assertiveness

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 10:00am

A six session group facilitated by our counsellor Karina. The groups aims to support women to improve your relationships with yourself, partners, friends and family through developing healthier boundaries and improving communication and assertiveness. Please join us in a safe and friendly environment to gain insights into how your boundaries can affect your relationships. Free however $5.00 donation appreciated

Share the Journey

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us on the day for lots of activities: - Performance by the Sydney Street Choir - Lunch provided - Families, Friends and Carers welcome Plus much more!

Find Your Tribe

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A new monthly gathering focused on connection, community, reflection, and meditation. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • What does a ritual look like in 2017? Scrolling Instagram in bed? Friday drinks after work? Over 50,000 years our rituals have evolved, yet we still run around in circles, evermore isolated by the very technologies that exist to connect us, with no spiritual anchor tying us to the ground. Rituals are important,…

Free Family Movie Screening – Moana

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come to Timothy Road Reserve (Next to Hurstville Oval) for a free family screening of Moana under the stars. Speak to local services with their giveaways for young people and share a night with your family and local community. Promoting mental health and well-being for all- this award winning movie depicts resilience, courage, gratitude and bravery in life.

Laughter Yoga Workshops

October 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Enjoy 60 minutes of gentle breathing and stretching exercises and loads of laughs, followed by a light breakfast. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

ARAFMI Hunter Mental Health Wellness Walk

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

ARAFMI Hunter Mental Health Month Walk and Civic Park Festival is an annual event in Newcastle. The Walk encourages everyone in the community to come together to show support for those who live with mental illness, their families and friends, and break the silence on mental illness. To join the Walk meet in the Hunter Street Mall, cnr Hunter and Newcomen Streets at 9.30 am, ready to walk at 10 am to Civic Park. There is no required age or…

Challenge The Black Dog

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

You are cordially invited to Challenge The Black Dog A Mental Health Awareness Evening In conjunction with Mental Health Month 6:30pm, Sunday 29th October Our Big Kitchen, 36 Flood Street, Bondi Cook food for the homeless and those in need, followed by dinner, greetings and formal proceedings If you cannot attend the event, then please consider donating to this worthy cause via the booking link: Single Ticket: $60, Couples Ticket: $110, Group Ticket (of 4): $200 This project is…

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