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October 2015

Wollongong’s Walk of Pride and Mental Health Information Expo 2015

October 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Crown Street Mall, Crown Street Mall
Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 Australia
Free

To commence the celebration of Mental Health Month in Wollongong, local service providers and organisations are holding Wollongong's Walk of Pride followed by a Mental Health Information Expo. ARAFMI Illawarra will be leadng the Walk of Pride, a walk to show support, hope, passion and prode for those who live mental illness and their families. The walk will continue to the celebrations in the mall where free enertainment, activities and mental health information will be available.

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Beating the Blues Walk

October 9, 2015 @ 10:35 am - 2:00 pm
Prince Alfred Park, Chalmers Street Surry Hills
Sydney , New South Wales 2010 Australia
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Free

The purpose of the walk is to provide a health and fitness educational forum to share recovery stories and participate in some activities that support people with mental illness. A free Lunch will be available at the end of the walk with a strong focus on healthy eating and nutrition.

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Western Sydney Walk of Hope

October 10, 2015 @ 11:00 am
Parramatta River (Wilde Ave), Walk commences from Parramatta Swimming Pool car park and culminates in a community event on the River by Wilde Ave Parramatta
Sydney, New South Wales Australia
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FREE

The Western Sydney Walk of Hope Network is delighted to be hosting Western Sydney's first "Walk of Hope" on World Mental Health Day along the picturesque banks of the Parramatta River, followed by a FREE community event with stalls, activities and entertainment. Mental distress touches all of our lives at some time. It could be family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, or you. Mental Illness doesn't discriminate, so why do we? This is an inclusive community event, promoting help seeking and HOPE.

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Wellness Walk

October 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Government House, Government House
Sydney,, NSW 2068 Australia
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This is the third year that Wellness Walk is being held. And WayAhead - Mental Health Association NSW has become a partner with the Sunflower Foundation’s Wellness Walk. The Wellness Walk is a yearly 5km walk. It starts at 10am, Sunday 11th of October, at Government House Sydney, across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point, and returning - with the finishing line at Government House. Where there is much to celebrate, enjoy and learn at the Wellness Festival! It’s a family friendly walk suitable for…

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Mental Health Activity

October 23, 2015 @ 10:30 pm
St Mary’s Catholic Church, Church st. Mudgee Mudgee, New South Wales 2850 Australia
free

Laughter Yoga, Tai Chi, Drumming old fashioned games, mandala, wire sculpture, stress balls, massage. Walk of Pride

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Mental Health Walk of Pride Newcastle

October 24, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Pacific Park, Pacific Park - Pacific Street
Newcastle, NSW 2068 Australia
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Now in its 11th year, The Mental Health Walk of Pride will once again take place in Newcastle’s CBD. Beginning at Pacific Park, people come together to walk along Hunter St with smiles, banners, balloons and pride; to raise awareness for and de-stigmatise mental illness. The Walk provides hope, inspiration and a wonderful opportunity for the community to show support to those who live with mental illness and to their family and friends. With its festive air, the Mental Health…

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Rainbow Alliance Pride March

October 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bligh Street Parklands, Bligh Street
Dubbo, New South Wales Australia

Rainbow Alliance has partnered with headspace Dubbo to celebrate the diversity within the Dubbo community. The march will be held on the 31st October, 10am-2pm, from the Bligh Street parklands, up Bultje Street, down Macquarie Street, left into Church Street and concluding at Ollie Robbins Oval. At Ollie Robbins Oval, there will be various activities and stalls for members of the community to enjoy. Contact Nic Steepe, 5852 1900, for more information.

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August 2016

Pawsitive Steps towards Mental Health walk and Wellbeing Expo

August 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dog Arena Castle Hill Showground, Off Showground Road
Castle Hill, NSW 2154 Australia
Free

The fun walk will commence at 9am with registrations starting from 8am. It is a distance of 2km and every 200m there is an obstacle which symbolises a mental illness. There will be volunteers on hand to look after your pet dog whilst you do some of the obstacles if needed. Walk with your dog, your family or just yourself and help raise awareness for mental health, dress-up and join in the fun. All registered walkers will be provided a…

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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
Free

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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