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DIS/ORDERED – Performance by Clive Parkinson (UK)

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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23 & 27 September

Clive Parkinson’s (UK) powerful performance-presentation, dis/ordered is a moving exploration of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), fuelled by the conviction that what psychiatry describes as ‘disorder’, may in fact be a legitimate response to the chaos of life. dis/ordered is part personal reflection – returning to an impoverished seaside town to make sense of the unbearable. The performance also brings to light the authentic voices of people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), questioning diagnosis and exploring the ways in which…

DIS/ORDERED – Performance by Clive Parkinson (UK)

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - October 1 @ 7:30 pm
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23 & 27 September

Clive Parkinson’s (UK) powerful performance-presentation, dis/ordered is a moving exploration of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), fuelled by the conviction that what psychiatry describes as ‘disorder’, may in fact be a legitimate response to the chaos of life. dis/ordered is part personal reflection – returning to an impoverished seaside town to make sense of the unbearable. The performance also brings to light the authentic voices of people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), questioning diagnosis and exploring the ways in which…

From Stress To Success

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A free seminar & workshop for senior students, parents & teachers. Understand and learn how to manipulate stress for productivity, health and wellbeing. Session includes a combined seminar, individual workshops for parents/teachers & senior students, and a combined Q&A.

Performance Anxiety

October 4 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of The Big Anxiety: festival or arts + science + people, Performance Anxiety promises to be a deep, funny and awkward conversation with performers Justin Shoulder and Zoë Coombs Marr; choreographer and Big Anxiety Official Festival poet, Vicki Van Hout; and artist Tina Havelock Stevens, whose video work for The Big Anxiety, Beta Shockers features well known musicians with stage fright. Hosted by Fenella Kernebone.

‘Mum I wish I was dead’ – Adam Schwartz Author Talk

October 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

As part of Mental Health Month, Wollondilly Library will be hosting author and mental health advocate Adam Schwartz. Adam Schwartz is the author of the biography 'Mum, I wish i was dead', which recounts Adam's struggle as an adolescent living with a mental illness, the impact it had on his family and the treatments he undertook to help him break free from the illness. Adam Schwartz will be providing guidance and advice for people impacted by mental illness and speaking…

Mental Health Month Coffee Morning

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a morning of positive mental health and support. Karina our counsellor will lead the morning with tips and tricks on how to keep your mind and emotions balanced. This will be a social morning with morning tea, a time to meet other women and have a chat. Morning is Free however a $5.00 donation would be appreciated

Introduction to Recovery College

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What is a Recovery College? Unsure if Recovery College is for you or what is involved? This two hour workshop introduces participants to the Western Sydney Recovery College and the programs it offers. Learn about how Recovery College programs support people living with a mental health condition, their carers and family members through education. Recovery College is also open to volunteers and people who work in the mental health field to learn more about mental health recovery and to come…

How to deal with the stress of the HSC

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you feeling under pressure? With final exams and the HSC looming, it’s understandable if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. In fact, it’s perfectly normal. Stress and anxiety are part of the process for most people but it’s important to make sure you’re dealing with high emotions in a healthy way and reach out for help and advice when you need it. We want you to succeed. Macquarie University has sought the expert advice of thought leaders in emotional health…

Critical perspectives on Madness reading group on Anxiety

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 22, 2017

In September and October 2017 Critical Perspectives in Madness Reading Group partners with The Big Anxiety to interrogate anxiety and the history of its construction as a medical condition. The group will explore literary and philosophical writings that offer diverse and subversive perspectives beyond the bio-medical model of mental distress. You’re invited to take part in the reading group as it asks questions such as What is the relationship between anxiety and discrimination? Between power and alienation? Is anxiety a…

Everyday Resilience: Creating Calm form Chaos with Valerie Orton

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

To mark Mental Health Month, Mosman Library will present Valerie Orton, a speaker, facilitator and coach from Head Hand and Heart Management. Orton will speak about her book Everyday Resilience: Creating Calm from Chaos, that contains practical tools and tips to build one’s resilience and resources to sustain one’s whole well-being. “Having spent many years studying and learning through personal development, my values, my strengths and what is important in life, I wanted to share and help others live a…

Let’s talk about Mental Health

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

As part of Mental Health Month the library will host mental health awareness speaker Jeremy Goodwin. Jeremy is the author of 'Mental illness sucks (But it’s not the end of the world)' and will speak about the importance of taking care of your mental wellbeing to help prevent mental illness, encouragement to seek help when you need it and his own personal journey of recovery from depression and anxiety. In addition, the library will engage a meditation specialist to run…

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.

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

Nutrition in Mental Health

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Nutrition and Health Educational session in Spanish language with Power Point Presentation including a physical activity section. Conducted by Gladys Hitchen, Accredited Practising Dietitian-Credentialed Diabetes Educator, specialist in Mental Health.

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: www.trybooking.com/PYCT Single Ticket: $60, Couples Ticket: $110, Group Ticket (of 4): $200 This project is…

Wellbeing for Older People

October 31 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

As part of Mental Health Month, Central Coast Disability Network and Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People are inviting older people, their family and friends to a Wellbeing Forum at The Entrance Leagues Club on Tuesday 31st October 2017 from 9.30am to 1pm. Chart your own course and enjoy a free lunch, hear from guest speakers including Fay Jackson, NSW Mental Health Commission, GP Dr Ian Charlton & Anne Lines, Financial Information Service. Visit information stalls, free health check-ups…

Critical perspectives on Madness reading group on Anxiety

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 22, 2017

In September and October 2017 Critical Perspectives in Madness Reading Group partners with The Big Anxiety to interrogate anxiety and the history of its construction as a medical condition. The group will explore literary and philosophical writings that offer diverse and subversive perspectives beyond the bio-medical model of mental distress. You’re invited to take part in the reading group as it asks questions such as What is the relationship between anxiety and discrimination? Between power and alienation? Is anxiety a…

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