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October 2017

How to deal with the stress of the HSC

October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Australian Hearing Hub, level 1, Lecture Theatre, 16 University Avenue
North Ryde, New South Wales 2109 Australia
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, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 22, 2018 at 6:30pm

Darlinghurst Community Space, 277 Bourke Street
Darlinghurst, NSW 2026 Australia
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, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mosman Library Service, Barry O'Keefe Library, 605 Military Road
Mosman, New South Wales 2088 Australia
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, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Goulburn Mulwaree Library, Civic Centre, Bourke St
Goulburn, New South Wales 2580 Australia
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, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bentley Hall, 2150 Bentley Rd
Bentley, NSW 2480 Australia
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Club on East, Sutherland, 7 East Parade
Sutherland, NSW 2232 Australia
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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 22, 2018 at 10:00am

Peninsula Women’s Health Centre, 20A McMasters Rd
Woy Woy, New South Wales 2256 Australia
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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cabravale Senior Citizens Centre, Cabramatta, McBurney Street & Railway Parade, Cabramatta
Fairfield, Sydney NSW 2166 Australia
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, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Our Big Kitchen, 36 Flood Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2026 Australia
$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, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Entrance Leagues Club, 3 Bay Village Road
Bateau Bay, NSW 2261 Australia
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, 2017 @ 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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October 2018

Speaker Series: Girl Over the Edge by Kim Hodges

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, 362-372 New Canterbury Road
Dulwich Hill, New South Wales 2203 Australia
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Free

Kim Hodges talks about her second memoir which is entirely about her lived experience of mental illness. Her book openly and honestly details her struggles with bipolar disorder and depression over the past 5 years and challenges some of the beliefs and stigma around mental illness. Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, Dulwich Hill Tuesday, 2 October, 6:30-7:30pm Book for sale and signing

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Penrith Mental Health Wellness Event

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Mondo, Penrith City Council, High St.
Penrith, New South Wales 2750 Australia
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Free

This free event is designed to bring the community together to talk about Mental Health matters, in a safe and fun way. There will be a range of services which support mental health well-being on the day, as well as a range of free activities such as rides, entertainers and, of course, food. The event will take place at the Mondo (outside Joan Sutherland Centre) at Penrith Plaza between 12pm-4pm on Thursday 4th October, 2018. The Penrith Mental Health Wellness…

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Free Webinar – Psychology of Self-Control: Stop Binge Drinking

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New South Wales Australia + Google Map
Free

Do you think you are a binge drinker but want to take control of your drinking? Do you feel that you simply can’t stop? Just don’t want fun to stop? Do you have a bit of FOMO and YOLO? Does ‘having a good time with mates’ leave you as the last man standing, and result in blackouts and embarrassing scenes, arguments with your partner and having to take the next day off work? Do the only fun times in your…

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First Response: Stress Less

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wallarah Bay Recreation Club Function Room, 40 Wallarah Road
Gorokan, NSW 2259 Australia
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Free

On October 10th (World Mental Health Day), Behind The Seen will presenting an opportunity to unwind for first responders,(paramedics, firefighters, police, rescue personnel) their family members and those who support their mental health. ( psychologists, doctors, social workers, mental health nurses, peer supporters, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists, chaplains, support group facilitators, mental health advocates) This is a morning of stress less tips, inspirational insights and most importantly laughter! with two renowned speakers- Amanda Gore and Greg Van Borssum. It's FREE…

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Mental Health Seminar

October 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$10

Speakers include - Cecilia Yu - Blacktown Hospital ● what is mental illness? ● stigma ● signs of mental illness ● social profile/types of mental illness ● what does the MH unit/service at Blacktown offer? ● what supports are available to help people? Paul Eisen - Beyondblue ● Sharing his Journey. Pam Neale-Justins – Baptist Care Depression and Anxiety ● Caring for self and others ‘in the midst’ ● Practical skills for living

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Mental Health Matters: A Lived Experience

October 15 @ 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

Join Terese Hayward, a Peer Ambassador with SANE, as she shares her lived experience of Bipolar Disorder and promotes mental health advocacy for people with complex mental conditions. Terese will talk about the reduction of stigma, suicide prevention and building resilience, in order to help others develop an greater understanding of mental health issues and encourage more people to feel safe to reach out for help. We invite anyone who wants to learn more about mental health, lived experience of…

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Free Webinar: Control your impulsive shopping and overspending

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Webinar New South Wales Australia + Google Map
Free

Impulsive overspending often follows a pattern. You make your credit card work overtime. After maxing out one credit card you take on the second card to pay off the first one. When you see something you want, you feel entitled to buy it without carefully considering whether you need it. Your debt is growing, yet you become more and more impulsive with your purchases. As you spend, you focus on the possibility that one day someone will take care of…

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Mental Health Nook

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Foyer, 50 Missenden Rd, Camperdown
Sydney, NSW 2050 Australia
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Free

The nook will be an inviting booth where passersby can relax and learn about mental health care and mental health services. Another aim is to educate people on misconceptions about mental health (mythbusters). The public will have opportunity to play with sensory equipment and talk to mental health clinicians

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How do we help people struggling with hoarding behaviours?

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Collective Purpose, 501/80 William St
Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011 Australia
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$5 - $10

This October, Wayahead is bringing international leading experts in how to support people living with hoarding disorder or clutter, Lee Shuer and Bec Belofsky to Sydney from Massachusetts, USA. This public event is designed to help anyone who has ever wanted to understand more about why people collect too much stuff and what the best ways to help people struggling with hoarding behaviours are. Lee and Bec will discuss the latest research and also explain how stigma negatively impacts people…

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Understanding NSW Mental Health Services- FORUM

October 17
Blue Mountains Theatre and Community HUB, 104-108 Macquarie Road
Springwood, NSW 2777 Australia
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This Forum is for anyone in the community that would like a better understanding about Mental Health and service providers. What you can expect is workers from Flourish, Headspace, NSW Mental Health access teams, Black Dog representatives and more talking about their roles and service as well as peer support workers who will discuss their journeys and where they are now. There will be an hour for questions and answers and a delicious lunch will be provided.

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The state of mental health in NSW

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Osher Günsberg will be hosting conversations about the state of mental health in NSW. Joining him will be special guests NSW Minister for Mental Health Hon Tanya Davies, NSW Mental Health Commissioner Catherine Lourey, NSW Deputy Mental Health Commissioner Allan Sparkes and WayAhead CEO Elizabeth Priestley. Watch it on Wednesday 17 October at 5 pm, on Facebook Live by liking the WayAhead Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/mentalhealthnsw/

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Mental Health Nook

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Concord Repatriation General Hospital Foyer, Hospital Road, Concord
Sydney, NSW 2139 Australia
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Free

The nook will be an inviting booth where passersby can relax and learn about mental health care and mental health services. Another aim is to educate people on misconceptions about mental health (mythbusters). The public will have opportunity to play with sensory equipment and talk to mental health clinicians.

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Mad Pride

October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Commune, 1/160 Rochford St, Erskineville
Sydney, New South Wales 2043 Australia
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Free

Mad Pride is an annual youth event our Speak Out program host during Mental Health Month in October. Mad Pride is a free event showcasing and celebrating the creative achievements, resilience and capacity of young people while breaking down the stigma that can be associated with mental health experiences. Mad Pride invites the whole community to celebrate young people and to encourage them to reach out during tough times. This year will be our 11th year of Mad Pride!

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