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September 2015

Youth Rockin’ the Black Dog music competition

September 2, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lizotte’s Newcastle, 31 Morehead Street
Lambton, New South Wales 2299 Australia
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$5.00 - $15.00

Youth Rockin' the Black Dog (YRBD) is an annual music competition designed to raise awareness of mental health issues among young people in the Hunter and surrounding areas. As well as being a platform for emerging music artists, the competition encourages young people to get thinking and talking about mental health issues with friends, family and networks and aims to promote a range of services available to support young people. YRBD is coordinated by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health…

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Mission Australia – Desert Pea Media Project

September 30, 2015 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Mission Australia New South Wales Australia

Mission Australia partnered with Charitable Organisation Desert Pea Media during the July school holidays to work with a group of local youth, Elders and Services to produce a music video creating awareness on Mental Health. Mental Health Month occurs annually over the month of October and the 2015 theme is ‘Value Your Mind’. Over the month of October, we are looking to promote the clip as much as possible to raise awareness on the topic of mental health, decrease the…

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October 2015

Wollongong’s Walk of Pride and Mental Health Information Expo 2015

October 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Crown Street Mall, Crown Street Mall
Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 Australia

To commence the celebration of Mental Health Month in Wollongong, local service providers and organisations are holding Wollongong's Walk of Pride followed by a Mental Health Information Expo. ARAFMI Illawarra will be leadng the Walk of Pride, a walk to show support, hope, passion and prode for those who live mental illness and their families. The walk will continue to the celebrations in the mall where free enertainment, activities and mental health information will be available.

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Value Your Mind

October 8, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Griffith Senior Citizens Centre, Yambil Street
GRIFFITH NSW 2680, New South Wales 2680 Australia
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Healthy morning tea, guest speaker by Sonia Bulzomi, Psychologist, Gentle Exercise by Ari All welcome- no cost

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Free Mental Health Month Event at the Harry Jensen Community Centre Millers Point

October 9, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Harry Jensen Community Centre, 17 Argyle St Millers Point
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

From 10.30am to 11.30am a free talk about 'Breaking Down Depression and Building Resilience', From 12-1pm a free BBQ lunch and live music with a Spanish flavour From 1.30-2.30pm a free Laughter Wellness Workshop

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Earthen Rhythms Drum Circle

October 9, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2015


“Drumming is the simplest thing that groups of people can do to come together and unite in peace, harmony and love” - Babatunde Olatunji Earthen Rhythms invites you to be part of this amazing rhythmical event offered at a number of locations throughout Sydney, the Central Coast, the Hunter and Great Lakes Regions. These will be family friendly events and all ages and abilities are invited. Carers should accompany clients, parents to accompany children. Bring your whole family and enjoy…

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Orange Youth Mental Health Expo

October 14, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
Student Hub @ TAFE Orange Campus, 109 March Street
Orange, New South Wales 2800 Australia

On 14th October we are having a Community BBQ at the Orange TAFE Campus, there will be a sausage sizzle, music, some high school students facilitating TIG (Traditional Indigenous Games) and local mental health organisations will have a stalls providing information and resources.

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Value Your Mind – Community Event

October 16, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:05 pm
PCYC Wellington, 69 Gobolion Street
Wellington, New South Wales 2820 Australia

Everyone is invited to come to the Value Your Mind Community Event being held at the local PCYC in Goblion St with service information , stalls, activities for the kids and the screening of the Music Video 'Hope'.The Wellington Interagency services and members will be in attendance to host a BBQ with the music video that was created by local Youth, Elders, community members and Desert Pea Media airing the clip raising awareness around Mental Health.

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Mad Pride Youth Event

October 21, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Commune, 1/160 Rochford St, Erskineville
Sydney, New South Wales 2043 Australia

Mad Pride is Weave Youth and Community Services' annual free youth event. Mad Pride is held each year during Mental Health Awareness Month to celebrate young people's creative achievements and break down the stigma associated with mental health experiences. It will be a night of full of vibrant performances, art installations, and interactive projects, with the community coming together to celebrate the success of young people.

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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

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

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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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Rainbow Family Cafe in conjuction with the Culture on the Clarence and Jacaranda Festival

October 25, 2015 @ 9:10 am - 3:10 pm
The Naked Bean Cafe, Skinner St
South Grafton, New South Wales 2460 Australia
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1.Rainbow Family Café /Skinner St Stalls info and refreshments for members of the Community about Mental Health and Service Providers . 25th October 2015 2. Float in the Jacaranda Festival 7th November

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

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October 2016


October 6, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Hope Uniting Church, 829 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
Sydney , NSW 2035 Australia

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre has teamed up with Hope Uniting Church to host a fun filled fete packed with a free BBQ lunch, great coffee, kid’s activities, music and entertainment, yoga demonstrations, mental health information talks, nutrition and food demonstrations and the chance to dig into a gardening workshop. Find out more about volunteering and your local community organisations. Gather information from local well being stores and find out what’s happening in your community! This event is aimed at helping…

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Aftercare Mental Health Month Day

October 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Callen Park, Old Rozelle Hospital (Callan Park), Corner Church and Glover Streets
LILYFIELD , New South Wales 2040 Australia
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A day of activities, community connection and promotion about Mental Health and this year's theme "Learn and Grow". Lunch is also provided for all attendees.

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October 2017

Mental Health Fun Day @ Billabong Clubhouse Tamworth

October 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Billabong Clubhouse Tamworth, 6 Darling Street
TAMWORTH, New South Wales 2340 Australia

October is Mental Health Month and Billabong Clubhouse Tamworth is hosting a Mental Health Fun Day on the 10th October. The day has proven to be successful both for service providers and consumers. The spirit of celebration has strengthen positive networks and support. The aim is to have an interactive fun day. Activities are as followed; • Live radio cross • Live music • Fun and games • Coffee / muffins/ mini pancakes/ Billabong style!!! • Belly dances • BBQ…

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Community Arts Festival

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Participation in community arts activities is more than just a hobby. For many people it is the place they can express themselves and make lasting friendships. We know that this supports good mental health. So, for Mental Health Month 2017, Ability Links are organising a Community Arts Festival where members of the community can come and meet a range of local community arts groups under one roof. The event will be held on the 12th October 2017 12pm-6pm at the…

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BBQ & Drawing Workshop at Millers Point

October 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Harry Jensen Community Centre, 17 Argyle St Millers Point
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

The Millers Point Community Centre is holding an event for Mental Health Month. There will be a free healthy BBQ at midday with salads, chicken skewers & veggie patties. Plus, live entertainment to lift the mood. Then from 1.30 til 3.30pm Lisa, a fabulous painting tutor, will run a mindfulness drawing workshop on top of Observatory Hill. This two hour workshop is designed to be a moment of self-care and mindful self-expression. Participants will explore art making processes using nature…

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ANTE UP! For Mental Health Month

October 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The (White) Horse, Surry Hills, 381 Crown Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
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This is a charity Hip hop & All-Good vibes party – ANTE UP! FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS event on Friday 13th October. There is importance to have an ANTE UP! In October, a month dedicated to raising support and awareness for mental health and well-being. At the end of the day, it is a battle and journey to share, and not take alone. We are all connected and protected. So along with the DJs and team Ante Up! this is…

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Open Day – St John of God Richmond Hospital

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
St John of God Richmond Hospital, 177 Grose Vale Road
North Richmond, NSW 2754 Australia

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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Listen Up

October 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The indigo project, 33 Foster Street, Surry Hills
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • In 2017, it's easy for music to feel disposable. Every song ever made is at your fingertips. We want to get back to respecting the album as an art form. Go offline, phones away... Let's treat records the way we'd treat a film. In this session, you will be guided through an immersive experience that combines modern psychology, mindfulness and music therapy techniques while…

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Social night out

October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
St George Tavern, 531 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Sydney, NSW 2216 Australia

As a Nutritionist, Registered Nurse and passionate advocate for Health Promotion I am excited to host my first event for Mental Health Month. This year's theme is Sharing the Journey and all about creating connections and friendships in your local community :) What better way to get out and meet new people than having dinner, drinks and karaoke? My thoughts exactly :) This is sure to be a fun night so tell your friends. Entry is FREE and you only…

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Misery Loves Company – Sharing the darkness to lighten the load

October 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bentley Hall, 2150 Bentley Rd
Bentley, NSW 2480 Australia

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

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