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October 2019

Living Library (Liverpool)

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Liverpool Libary, 170 George St, Liverpool
Sydney, NSW 2170 Australia
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Free

Share the Journey at Liverpool Living Library. Listen to community members sharing personal stories of mental health and wellbeing. Event is FREE. Funded by Liverpool City Council in collaboration with local government and non-government organisations for National Mental Health Month.

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The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness: Q&A with Matt Ottley and Margrete Lamond

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Orange Regional Gallery, 149 Byng Street
Orange NSW, NSW 2800 Australia
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Join artist Matt Ottley and curator and founder of Dirt Lane Press, Margrete Lamond for a musical presentation and informal discussion of 'The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness'; an exhibition of works created by Ottley as a point of entry to speaking publicly about the stigma and experience of living with a psychotic illness. Matt Ottley: The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness (14 Sep – 13 Oct) is an Orange Regional Gallery exhibition curated by Margrete Lamond. Works…

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Arts for Wellness

October 5
Mona Vale Hall, 1 Park Street
Mona Vale, NSW 2103 Australia
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Arts for Wellness harnesses the health benefits of many creative arts and expressive therapies such as art and craft classes, dance, yoga, mindfulness, meditation practices, interactive workshops and educational talks. Because all of these have the potential to lift your heart, bring joy and meaning to your life and cultivate connections with your community. We’re offering a wide range of activities and to make it easier for you to find what interests you, we’ve divided the activities into 4 categories.…

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Mosman Guided Meditation

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 8, 2019

Mosman Centre for Growth, 13 Cyprian St
Mosman, NSW 2088 Australia
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Whether you're new to meditation or been practicing for years- we are all complex, highly sensitive beings. We often wait til we're stressed or in pain to to develop our capacity for mental and emotional wholeness. This guided meditation practice uses a gentle, effective method for managing stress, working with the breath, and mindful self-awareness to assist energy that may have been stuck in unhelpful mental or patterns to be released.

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Workplace Mental Health Breakfast Seminar

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

We are holding a complimentary breakfast seminar discussing workplace mental health and wellbeing, proudly supporting Beyond Blue. We invite you to come along and enjoy breakfast and hear from a Beyond Blue guest speaker who will talk about the benefits of and ways to create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces.

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Walk and Talk Tour

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jirsch Sutherland, Level 27/259 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

On World Mental Health Day (Thursday October 10), we invite you to come and join us for a fascinating Walk and Talk lunch-hour tour of our city. This year’s theme for Australia is Do You See What I See? – and it’s designed to challenge perceptions about mental illness in Australia and help reduce stigma. A great way is to get out of the office, get some fresh air, clear your head and talk to colleagues and other walkers –…

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Self-care for those who care for others

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Next Practice Erina, 9/30 Karalta Road
Erina, NSW 2250
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Free

Are you exhausted caring for others and find it difficult to care for yourself? In recognition of World Mental Health Day and as a gesture of support for all of those caring for others, please come and join our amazing team at this sure to be fun and informative FREE event. Talks presented include: Is there another choice besides guilt or exhaustion? Ling Chan, clinical psychologist Functional herbal medicine approaches to stress, anxiety and insomnia. Jarrah Eddy, Principal Naturopath &…

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Community Information Session

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, 176 Hawkesbury Road
Westmead, New South Wales 2145 Australia
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Free

For World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October), The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) is hosting a Community Information Session, focused on depression. The World Health Organization recognises depression as the leading cause of disability worldwide. While treatment options exist, there is currently no way for doctors to predict how patients will respond. WIMR researchers are focused on understanding how depression develops, as well as how we can predict an individual’s response to antidepressant medication, enabling them faster access…

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Arts for Wellness

October 12
Manly Art Gallery, West Esplanade
Manly, NSW 2095 Australia
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$5 – $10

Arts for Wellness harnesses the health benefits of many creative arts and expressive therapies such as art and craft classes, dance, yoga, mindfulness, meditation practices, interactive workshops and educational talks. Because all of these have the potential to lift your heart, bring joy and meaning to your life and cultivate connections with your community. We’re offering a wide range of activities and to make it easier for you to find what interests you, we’ve divided the activities into 4 categories.…

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Arts For Wellness

October 12
Manly Art Gallery, West Esplanade
Manly, NSW 2095 Australia
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$5 – $10

Arts for Wellness harnesses the health benefits of many creative arts and expressive therapies such as art and craft classes, dance, yoga, mindfulness, meditation practices, interactive workshops and educational talks. Because all of these have the potential to lift your heart, bring joy and meaning to your life and cultivate connections with your community. We’re offering a wide range of activities and to make it easier for you to find what interests you, we’ve divided the activities into 4 categories.…

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Mental Health Seminar

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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$5 – $10

An introduction to the signs, symptoms and strategies to help a person developing or experiencing mental illness. Better understanding facilitates in reducing stigma and fosters social inclusion in communities which is important for self-growth and relapse prevention. Input will include: • Mental illness, facts and figures • Depression • Anxiety Disorders • Post-Traumatic Stress • Ageing and Mental Health The seminar will be led by Karen Spinks. Karen Spinks has worked in Mental Health for 35 years across a broad…

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Mindfulness Workshop

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Free

Join us for a morning of mindfulness and meditation. Learn the art of being fully present, and techniques to reduce stress and anxiety. Proudly presented by Neami National. Wentworthville Library - Monday 14 October at 11.00am Auburn Library – Tuesday 22 October at 11.00am. To book for this free session phone Wentworthville Library on 8757 9067, or Auburn Library on 8757 9060.

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Mental Health Awareness Talks in Mandarin

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Auburn Library, 1 Susan Street
Auburn, NSW 2144 Australia
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Free

Want to learn more about mental health? Neami National and One Door Mental Health will talk about the stigma surrounding mental health conditions and unpack some of the issues and solutions around mental health. Learn more at these free sessions in a variety of languages. Mandarin talk at Auburn Library on Tuesday 15 October at 10am To book, please phone 8757 9060

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Mental Wellbeing for Veterinary Teams Symposium

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
University of Sydney, TAG Foundation Family Grandstand, Regimental Drive
Camperdown, NSW 2006 Australia
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$100 – $160

This exciting one-day symposium is aimed at promoting wellbeing within veterinary teams and tapping into resources we may not know we have. Coming from a range of professions, our speakers will provide bite-sized insights with a focus on positive action you can take to build resilience and support colleagues. FOUR-WORDS, FORWARDS! In addition to their talks, each speaker will give FOUR WORDS of advice to help us move forwards with our lives and careers. We feel that any small, suggested…

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Mosman Guided Meditation

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 8, 2019

Mosman Centre for Growth, 13 Cyprian St
Mosman, NSW 2088 Australia
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Donation

Whether you're new to meditation or been practicing for years- we are all complex, highly sensitive beings. We often wait til we're stressed or in pain to to develop our capacity for mental and emotional wholeness. This guided meditation practice uses a gentle, effective method for managing stress, working with the breath, and mindful self-awareness to assist energy that may have been stuck in unhelpful mental or patterns to be released.

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Mindfulness Workshop

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Auburn Library, 1 Susan Street
Auburn, NSW 2144 Australia
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Free

Join us for a morning of mindfulness and meditation. Learn the art of being fully present, and techniques to reduce stress and anxiety. Proudly presented by Neami National. Wentworthville Library - Monday 14 October at 11.00am Auburn Library – Tuesday 22 October at 11.00am. To book for this free session phone Wentworthville Library on 8757 9067, or Auburn Library on 8757 9060.

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Share The Journey: Mental Health Stories

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Library, Cnr Coff and Duke Street
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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Free

JOIN US FOR THIS UNIQUE COMMUNITY STORYTELLING EVENT WHERE WE SHARE THE JOURNEYS OF THOSE LIVING WITH OR WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. Tuesday 22nd October Coffs Harbour Library Cnr Coffs and Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour 6-8pm - refreshments served Free Event Registrations Essential https://www.connectionworksaustralia.com/ Our storytellers are an inspiring group who have been practising for many weeks to be able to share their unique stories with their community. They are not actors or performers…

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How to Know if Your Teen Needs Mental Health Support

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stanton Library, Conference Room, 234 Miller Street
North Sydney, New South Wales 2060 Australia
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Free

An opportunity for parents and carers to get clear information from mental health experts and to ask important questions. Guest Speakers: Dr Gilda Brunello - has worked in General Practice both in Sydney and Brisbane for more than 20 years. Over this time she has developed an ever growing interest in Mental Health and young people. She has a strong involvement in the GPs in Schools program which has been instrumental in developing this interest. Dr James Ibrahim - works…

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When worry becomes a worry

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hawkesbury Leisure & Learning Centre, 114 March Street
Richmond, NSW 2753 Australia
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Free

Free lunchtime community seminar on anxiety. Thursday 24 October, 12pm “When worry becomes a worry”. St John of God Richmond Hospital and Hawkesbury City Council have partnered to present free community seminars during October for Mental Health Month. The seminar will be held at Hawkesbury Leisure & Learning Centre, 114 March Street, Richmond and include light refreshments. No RSVP necessary, all welcome!

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2019 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium

October 28 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm
Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Hear insights from experts who are working to improve mental health services within rural and remote areas and discover what you can do to provide and advocate for equal mental health care for all Australians at the 2019 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium. Australians living and working in rural and remote areas are only able to access mental health services at a fifth of the rate of those in urban areas. This inequality poses serious risks for a…

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Community conversation

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Proudfoots Loading Dock, 98 Proudfoots Lane
Murwillumbah, NSW 2484 Australia
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Free

This Mental Health Month a few of us locals are working behind the scenes on projects to boost mental health and wellbeing in our community! As part of it, we want to invite you to a community conversation on the state of mental health in the Tweed. Have your say on: * What are we doing wrong? * What are we doing right? * How can we support each other better? Hear about what services and resources are available or…

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Tapping out of Stress and into Balance

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
lululemon, 272 Darling Street
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
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Free

Nourish your mind and body with this powerful and transformative workshop at lululemon Balmain. About this Event With October being Mental Health month lululemon Balmain and Lisa Gumieniuk have joined together to present to you this incredible workshop! Everyone experiences some form of stress in their life every single day - yet we've never been taught how to process and overcome theses stressors! No matter how big or small your 'stress' might been... come along to this informative. practical and…

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Flourish Australia Mental Health Breakfast with Lucinda Brogden AM

October 31 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
Figtree Conference Centre, 5 Figtree Drive
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127 Australia
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$70

Talking Mental Health with Lucinda Brogden AM Mental health is everybody’s business and Flourish Australia invites you to join the conversation, with Chair and Commissioner of the National Mental Health Commission, Lucinda Brogden AM. Lucinda’s primary areas of focus are issues facing Mental Health and Wellbeing in the workplace and the community. Join us for breakfast, as Lucinda shares her own experiences and insights. OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER Lucinda Brogden AM Chair and Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission Chair, Mentally Healthy…

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Mental Health First Aid

October 31 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Merrylands Library, Cnr Newman Street &, Miller Street
Merrylands, NSW 2160 Australia
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Free

Join us for a free two-day course in Mental First Aid facilitated by Neami National. Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they’re concerned about. Merrylands Library Thursday 31st October and Friday 1st November –…

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Sharing the Caring Journey

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Collective Purpose, 501/80 William St
Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011 Australia
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Free

Mental Health Carers NSW, with thanks to WayAhead, would like to invite you to our Mental Health Month event ‘Sharing the Caring Journey’. This event will showcase five mental health carers who will share their experiences of caring and reflect on their own personal recovery journeys’. You will also have the opportunity to sit down with each carer and ask them questions about their experience. This is a FREE event and lunch will be provided. We would love for you…

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