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Paws for a Second

October 3 @ 3:30 pm - October 31 @ 4:30 pm

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 Camden Council's Youth Council for local young people who are looking for a much needed study break. This program will run every Monday and Wednesday during October 2018 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm at Narellan Library, cnr…

Living Well Photography Exhibition 2018

October 8 @ 9:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

In celebration of Mental Health Week, Sydney Local Health District ran a Photography Competition. The competition was 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. This year the theme was ‘My Favourite Place’ A selection of the best photographs will be displayed in the foyer of the Professor Marie Bashir Centre from Monday the 8th October 2018 till Sunday…

Wellness Walk

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registrations are now open for the sixth annual Wellness Walk in Sydney which aims to bridge the gap between stigma and understanding of mental health. The event is comprised of two different distances; a 2km mini-walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens and a 5.9km walk over Sydney Harbour Bridge and back. Both walks start and finish in the beautiful grounds of Government House, Sydney. The Wellness Walk is an awareness raising exercise for Mental Health Month and also operates as…

Bedlam at the Bay

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Bedlam at the Bay” is a free fun family event being held on Sunday 21st October 2018, 11am - 5pm. The event aims to de-stigmatise mental health issues and provide information to the community about ways to look after their mental health and wellness. October is Mental Health Awareness month so in partnership with Wayahead Mental Health NSW, The Happy Hens are hosting a fun, family friendly event at Bedlam Bay Oval in The Old Gladesville Hospital, Campbell Drive, Gladesville.…

Why We Care: Supporting Carers

October 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Carers are the unsung heroes in our society, providing unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged. Anyone at anytime can become a carer. Australia’s 2.7 million carers make an enormous contribution to our communities, with their caring roles being valued at $60.3 billion annually – more than $1 billion per week. For many, however, caring is a…

Mental Health Month: Share the Journey

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join MCA staff and the Northern Sydney Local Health District community to share in promoting good mental health and wellbeing. Drop-in for afternoon tea and social artmaking in the National Centre for Creative Learning. Join a friendly, hands-on gallery tour and bring your own story to contemporary art. Everyone is welcome. This event is in partnership with Northern Sydney Local Health District.

Contemporary perspectives on Cultural Diversity and Mental Health

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Collective Purpose during Mental Health Month as we discuss the intersection of cultural diversity and mental health. The session will cover how diversity in cultures and backgrounds affect mental health related experiences and in turn how cultural diversity plays an important role for the recovery of someone experiencing mental ill health. This session will also discuss what mental health service providers need to consider when they work with people from a diverse range of cultures and who also have…

Hope on the horizon for Indigenous youth mental health

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Australians are taking the initiative with youth mental health and suicide, creating and leading strategies that are already making an enormous difference. Join us as a panel of community heroes discuss their approaches to tackling youth mental health challenges in the 21st century. Hear from a stellar panel featuring Joel Thompson (rugby league player and the Mindset Project), Mark Spinks (Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group), Professor Ian Hickie (Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney) and Brooke Boney (journalist).…

Liverpool Living Library

October 24 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Share the Journey at Liverpool Living Library and listen to community members sharing personal stories of mental health and wellbeing. Everybody has a unique experience to share.

The Big Feels Club

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of Mental Health Month, Green Square Library is hosting the Big Feels Club. Ever feel like you have to dress up in office drag just to make it to work? Or that parties are a form of socially-sanctioned torture (just with better snacks)? Join us for an interactive, 90-minute workshop hosted by Honor Eastly and Graham Panther. They’re 2 sensitive cats who’ve done all the group therapy, self-help, and spiritual cleansing money can buy. Our question for this…

Cabramatta OCD Support Group

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WayAhead’s Cabramatta OCD Support Group is run by Lisa at the Cabramatta Community Centre on the 4th Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. The meeting takes place in Meeting Room 3, on the left when using the McBurney Road entrance. Our groups are usually comprised of a small number of people who come together to share personal experiences and information in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. All WayAhead support groups are free of charge and there is…

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