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October 2017

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
State Library of NSW, 4 Macquarie St Australia + Google Map
Free

NeuRAtalks is a seminar series presented by NeuRA - Neuroscience Research Australia across a wide range of mental disorders by leading researchers in their field of study during Mental Health Week 2017. The aim of NeuRAtalks is to provide the community with the opportunity to engage with some of Australia’s leading neuroscientists to learn more about the research work being undertaken at NeuRA, and how this work is leading the way in finding discoveries, to cure and conquer the most…

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Mindfulness Meditation

October 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Stanton Library, Conference Room, 234 Miller Street
North Sydney, New South Wales 2060 Australia
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Free

This will be a introduction to meditation with Dr Jonathon Page. Emphasis will be on how meditation can benefit your mental health. In this workshop you will explore the benefits of meditation on your mental health. Jonathan believes that meditation can be of great personal benefit in navigating the major challenges of life, the souring of relationships and the ravages of burnout.

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

October 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wollondilly Library, 42 Menangle Street
Picton, New South Wales 2571 Australia
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Free

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…

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Addressing Mental Health Research, Discovery and Cures

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St Australia + Google Map
Free

NeuRAtalks is a seminar series presented by NeuRA - Neuroscience Research Australia across a wide range of mental disorders by leading researchers in their field of study during Mental Health Week 2017. The aim of NeuRAtalks is to provide the community with the opportunity to engage with some of Australia’s leading neuroscientists to learn more about the research work being undertaken at NeuRA, and how this work is leading the way in finding discoveries, to cure and conquer the most…

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Mental Health Matters

October 14
Float Space, 4/394 Montague Rd
Brisbane, West End 4101 Australia
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Free

Come and join us as we join with others around Australia in celebrating Mental Health Week 2017! We will have a number of events, stalls and speakers from the Health and Fitness and Sports Industries, sharing their experiences and practical strategies for how to look after your brain and your body to maximise and manage your mental health. Our brain is our biggest asset, however, we still have a way to go to reduce the stigma around seeking help or…

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Come and meet Kim Hodges author of ‘Girl on the Edge : An Arresting Memoir’

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burwood Library & Community Hub, 2 Conder Street
Burwood, Sydney NSW 2134 Australia
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Free

Join author Kim Hodges for her raw and honest talk Flying in the Sky to Drowning in the Sea, based on the author's battle with bipolar disorder. Her confronting and at times humorous experiences challenges some of the beliefs and stigma around mental illness. Morning tea will be provided

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Reflections on Trauma – A Conversation

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wollongong Art Gallery, Cnr Burelli & Kembla Streets
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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Free

This is a community gathering for people from any walk of life who are interested in reflections on trauma. With moderator William Verity (Walkley Award winning journalist) and panel members Jill Darville (artist in residence, Wollongong Art Gallery), Petrea King (Quest for Life Foundation), Esther McKay (NSWPolice Legacy), Chloe Hancock (Flourish Australia), Darren Wagner (ex-K9 police dog handler and psychotherapist) and Burhan Zangana (refugee community advocate). This forum complements the gallery's current exhibition by Jill Darville, which focuses on animals…

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FREE WEBINAR: TRANSFORMING SHYNESS & BINGE DRINKING USING PARTS THERAPY

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - October 31 @ 6:00 pm
FREE

FREE WEBINAR: TRANSFORMING SHYNESS & BINGE DRINKING USING INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS - INNER PARTS THERAPY Watch this free webinar and listen in while Sandy Therry (M. Couns) helps transform a man's Shyness and Binge Drinking habit in an hour using Parts Therapy. Even if you have missed the official date, please feel free to sign up for it anyway, as everyone who signs up for it will be sent a replay of the webinar, which you can watch at any…

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Breaking Down Depression and Building Resilience

October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

Debara Foran from the Black Dog Institute joins us for Mental Health Month to provide accurate information about what mood disorders are, their causes and how to spot the early warning signs of depression and bipolar disorder. She will also cover where to seek help, practical strategies for offering support to someone you are worried about, and how to build personal resilience.

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Book Talk: Kim Hodges

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Stanton Library, Conference Room, 234 Miller Street
North Sydney, New South Wales 2060 Australia
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Free

Author Kim Hodges will be at Stanton Library for Mental Health Month to talk about her memoir Girl on the Edge. This is an arresting memoir of a sensitive adolescent girl growing up in a small and isolated town in regional Australia. The book captures the claustrophobia of life in this community and deftly portrays the simmering resentments that lie beneath the surface of social interactions. Kim Hodges has vividly expressed the psychological horror of a young woman who feels…

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Mental Health Month Coffee Morning

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Peninsula Women’s Health Centre, 20A McMasters Rd Australia + Google Map
Free

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

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Lake Macquarie Women In Business Network

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Business Growth Centre 48 Oakdale Road Gateshead NSW 2290, 48 Oakdale Road
GATESHEAD, NSW 2290 Australia
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$10 - $20

October is Mental Health month so we invite you to discover new relationships and gain inspiration when counsellor and psychotherapist Rita Barnett discusses the importance of feeling connected and valued at home and in the office.

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Introduction to Recovery College

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Westpoint Community Room, Level 4, 17 Patrick Street
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
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Free

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…

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How to deal with the stress of the HSC

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Australian Hearing Hub, level 1, Lecture Theatre, 16 University Avenue
North Ryde, New South Wales 2109 Australia
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Free

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…

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Critical perspectives on Madness reading group on Anxiety

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 6:30pm

Darlinghurst Community Space, 277 Bourke Street
Darlinghurst, NSW 2026 Australia
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Free

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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Everyday Resilience: Creating Calm form Chaos with Valerie Orton

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mosman Library Service, Barry O'Keefe Library, 605 Military Road
Mosman, New South Wales 2088 Australia
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Free

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…

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Let’s talk about Mental Health

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Goulburn Mulwaree Library, Civic Centre, Bourke St
Goulburn, New South Wales 2580 Australia
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Free

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…

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Misery Loves Company – Sharing the darkness to lighten the load

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

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

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Memory and the Self in Dementia

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

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…

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Beating the Blues – Depression Information Seminar

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Club on East, Sutherland, 7 East Parade
Sutherland, NSW 2232 Australia
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Free

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.

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Boundaries and Assertiveness

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

Peninsula Women’s Health Centre, 20A McMasters Rd
Woy Woy, New South Wales 2256 Australia
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Free

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

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Nutrition in Mental Health

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cabravale Senior Citizens Centre, Cabramatta, McBurney Street & Railway Parade, Cabramatta
Fairfield, Sydney NSW 2166 Australia
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Free

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.

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Challenge The Black Dog

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Our Big Kitchen, 36 Flood Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2026 Australia
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$60 - $200

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…

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Wellbeing for Older People

October 31 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Entrance Leagues Club, 3 Bay Village Road
Bateau Bay, NSW 2261 Australia
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Free

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…

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Let’s Talk – Young Workers and Mental Health in the Workplace

October 31 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
UNSW, Colombo House Theatre C University of New South Wales, High Street
Kensington, nsw 2052 Australia
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Free

SafeWork NSW and the Young Workers' Mental Health Collaboration are hosting a "Let's Talk - Young Workers Mental Health" seminar. Employers will discuss their approach to promoting the mental health of their workforces and young workers will speak of their own lived experiences with mental health issues. The event will include the following speakers - Mitch McPherson (2017 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year) Few people have the drive and dedication of Mitch McPherson. When his younger brother Ty died…

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