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October 2016

Random Acts of Kindness

October 3, 2016 @ 8:30 am - October 31, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Griffith and surrounding communities, 140 Yambil Street
Griffith, New South Wales 2680 Australia
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Staff from Centacare Southwest NSW will be engaging in "Random Acts of Kindness" in Griffith NSW and the surrounding communities as we reflect the benefits of positive actions toward obtaining and maintaining good mental health. Laminated cards will be handed out asking the recipients to pay a "random act of kindness" forward to demonstrate the impact that this small contribution can have. Ideally, the community will "Learn and Grow" from the events, not only as individuals but also in educating…

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Learn and Grow with your super hero

October 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont Park, Belmont Park
Goulburn, New South Wales 2580 Australia
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The theme of our event Is learn and grow with your super hero. We are exploring everyday superheros like carers, family and other supports for those struggling with mental health issues or just everyday stressors of life. We will have capes available for people to decorate and will be encouraging people to dress up for the market day with lots of information stalls and interactive activities with a mental health theme. A photo booth will be available and we will…

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Grafton Zombie Walk

October 8, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Market Square, Memorial Park, Prince Street, to Market Square Prince Street
Grafton , New South Wales 2460 Australia
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In partnership, Clarence Valley Council Community Development (Youth), Clarence Youth Action group, On Track Community Programs and OTCP Clear Minds Youth Reference group will be organising the Grafton Zombie Walk on the 8th of October from 3.00pm till 6.30pm as part of Mental Health Month with a specific focus on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Mental Health Week aims to activate, educate and engage the community about mental health through a week of interactive events across the state including…

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Mental Health Week – Wellbeing Launch

October 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walcha Central School, 154e North St
WALCHA, New South Wales 2354 Australia
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Colour Run

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2016 Wellness Walk

October 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Government House for Start & Finish, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000 New South Wales Australia + Google Map

On Sunday 16 October the Wellness Walk returns for its fourth year of fun, festivity and fundraising for mental health. The 5km walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a simple way to show support for the one in five Australians who experience mental illness. It’s a family friendly walk with an easy route suitable for all ages and abilities. The walk raises awareness for mental illness and encourages walking as a way to improve wellness. Crossing the Sydney Harbour…

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Mental Health Wellness Walk

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pacific Park, Pacific Park - Pacific Street
Newcastle, NSW 2068 Australia
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The Mental Health Wellness Walk (formerly known as The Mental Health Walk of Pride) has been an annual event for the Hunter Community to step out of stigma for 12 years. Mental illness is a part of life and it impacts on individuals, families and the whole community in a variety of ways. Through education, information sharing and public awareness, attitudes and beliefs can be challenged and possibly changed. On a fundamental level this is what Mental Health Carers ARAFMI…

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Mental Health Wellness Walk

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pacific Park, Pacific Park - Pacific Street
Newcastle, NSW 2068 Australia
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The Mental Health Wellness Walk (formerly known as The Mental Health Walk of Pride) has been an annual event for the local Hunter community to step out of stigma for 12 years. Mental illness is a part of life and it impacts on individuals, families and the whole community in a variety of ways. Through education, information sharing and public awareness, attitudes and beliefs can be challenged and possibly changed. On a fundamental level this is what ARAFMI (Association of…

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CELEBRATING MENTALH AWARENESS AT OUR NOWRA MAKERS MARKETS

October 22, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 5:00 pm
jellybean park nowra, egans lane nowra
Nowra , New South Wales 2541 Australia
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We will be lifting the profile and stigma around what mental health is, at our October 22nd NOWRA MAKERS MARKETS HELD AT JELLYBEAN PARK IN EGAN'S LANE, NOWRA, WE ARE VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF THE SHOALHAVEN NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICES AND OPPERATE OUT OF THE EAST NOWRA NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTER OUR MAKER'S ARE A PROJECT OF THE SHOALHAVEN NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICES AND WE ARE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SHOALHAVEN CITY COUNCIL AND OUR AMBASSADORS ARE THE SHOALHAVEN BUSINESS CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OUR PROCEEDS SUPPORT…

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Mental Health Celebration

October 28, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
St Mary’s Catholic Churh grounds, Church St
Mudgee, New South Wales 2850 Australia
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A mental health activity will be held on the 23rd October 2016 in the grounds of St Mary's catholic church from 11 am - 2pm. The activities planned include, art and craft activities including making dream catchers, mandalas, hope flags, chocolate wheel, a walk of pride and more. There will also be interactive tai chi, yoga, reiki, massage and zumba. A market type of activity is planned with home made goods for sale. Mental health staff will be available to…

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Wellness Expo

October 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Unkya Reserve, Eungai Creek Road
Eungai Creek, New South Wales 2441 Australia
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Activities, presenters and static information stalls promoting mental health- activities include fitness programs- GASP (Gentle Exercise For Senior Persons) Ready Mob- wellness programs for Aboriginal people (TBC), mums & Bubs, and children's yoga, speakers- Beyond Blue, Creative arts therapy, Baylins Hoskins (preventing youth suicide) and Landcare, and a creative arts therapy workshop

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October 2017

Walk of Pride and Wollongong Mental Health Expo

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
civic plaza wollongong, Burelli Street
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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Every year in October (Mental Health Month), people who care about mental health gather together to share a special event called the ‘Walk of Pride’. This event is in its 5th year in Wollongong and is in conjunction with the Wollongong Mental Health Month Expo which is also in its 5th year that will be held in the Wollongong mall. The aims of these events is • to foster hope and encouragement for all people living with a mental illness…

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Beating the blues

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Prince Alfred Park, Chalmers Street Surry Hills
Sydney , New South Wales 2010 Australia
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In celebration of World Mental Health Day - Flourish Australia, Anglicare and City of Sydney are organising the 4th annual Beating the Blues walk to increase awareness of the prevalence of depression and the devastating effects it can have on both the individual and our community. We are going to walk around Prince Alfred Park dressed in blue to raise awareness. There will also be fun activities on offer such as cardio tennis, yoga, art, free access to Prince Alfred…

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ARAFMI Hunter Mental Health Wellness Walk

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hunter Street Mall, Cnr Hunter and Newcomen Streets
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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ARAFMI Hunter Mental Health Month Walk and Civic Park Festival is an annual event in Newcastle. The Walk encourages everyone in the community to come together to show support for those who live with mental illness, their families and friends, and break the silence on mental illness. To join the Walk meet in the Hunter Street Mall, cnr Hunter and Newcomen Streets at 9.30 am, ready to walk at 10 am to Civic Park. There is no required age or…

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