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October 2016

Becoming a Butterfly – A Mental Metamorphosis

October 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stacks Champion, Level 3, 60 Phillip Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150 Australia
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$30.45

Hear from local author, mental health advocate and Australian Women's Weekly and Qantas Women of the Future semi-finalist, Anna Krjatian share her story and vision about a mental health week event that will change a nation. Join us and our panelists including a doctor who specialises in gut health, counsellor who works with young families and primary school teacher, for a night of insight and inspiration. If you are a parent, teacher, guardian, counsellor, employer or youth concerned about your…

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Mental Health Week Walcha Central School

October 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Walcha Central School, 110 Angle Street
Walcha, New South Wales 2354 Australia
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Mental health is promoted throughout Walcha Central School to increase awareness and provide opportunities for students and staff to better understand their health.

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headspace Day Farmyard Friends – Wollongong

October 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Crown Street Mall, Crown Street Mall
Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 Australia
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Free

Drop into our Headspace Day Farmyard Friends celebrations on Thursday 13 October between 4pm-5.30pm at Crown Street Mall Wollongong. There’ll be farmyard animals to pet and de-stress, a place to pick up wristbands and headspace info, and a photo booth set up to take your ultimate #headspaceday selfie! headspace day is a national day of awareness to ensure that every young person in Australia has access to youth friendly mental health services, no matter where they live. Show your support…

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Overcoming Childhood Anxiety

October 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Hwy
Rockdale, New South Wales Australia
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FREE

Would you like to better manage your child's anxiety? This workshop covers difference between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders, and examines types of anxiety disorders, including signs and symptoms. Parents and carers will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive relevant information, including advice on practical strategies to best support children experiencing anxiety. Supported by WayAhead, The Benevolent Society, Bayside Council, St George Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Child ATAPS and the St George and Sutherland Mental Health…

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Barefoot Bowls & BBQ

October 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Gunnedah Services & Bowling Club, 313 Conadilly St
Gunnedah , NSW 2380 Australia
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Free

Fun on the green with your team! Connect with support services over a friendly game of bowls and a BBQ lunch. Family, friends and carers are invited to join in on the fun. RSVP is essential.

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Feed Your Mind

October 25, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mona Vale Library, 1 Park St Mona Vale
Sydney, New South Wales 2103 Australia
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Free

Understand food and your mood. Come to a Naturopathic Wellness Workshop run by Layla Metcalfe on the benefits of food and the effects it can have on your body and mind. debunk food myths and try some delicious samples.

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MindBlank Theatre Performance

October 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Studio 1 (Next to Io Myers Studio), Gate 2, Kennington , University of NSW
Sydney, New South Wales Australia
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Free

An innovative and interactive theatre performance focusing on how to deal with stress in the workplace.

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Outdoor Cinema Mosman – Project Wild Thing & LIVIN-Sponsored by URM

October 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mosman Village Green, Civic Centre
Mosman, New South Wales 2088 Australia
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Free

Event Description Reconnecting kids to nature assists in child development and supports mental health. For Mental Health Month, Mosman Council is presenting the documentary Project Wild Thing outdoors in the Village Green Mosman, along with guest speaker Sam Webb – founder of ‘LIVIN’ - to discuss issues relating to mental health. LIVIN was founded to wipe out the stigma on mental illness and raise awareness for suicide prevention.

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October 2017

Free 3-minute Massages for students

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Tuesdays 3 & 10 October
Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra, 669-673 Anzac Parade
Maroubra, NSW 2035 Australia
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FREE

Take time out during your studies and relax those muscles with 3 minute massages in the study area at the Lionel Bowen Library. Free for young residents aged 12 to 24 years.

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From Stress To Success

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

A free seminar & workshop for senior students, parents & teachers. Understand and learn how to manipulate stress for productivity, health and wellbeing. Session includes a combined seminar, individual workshops for parents/teachers & senior students, and a combined Q&A.

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Paws for a Second

October 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2017

Narellan Library, Cnr Queen & Elyard Street
Narellan, New South Wales 2567 Australia
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Free

If you’re a local young person studying for exams or assessments and need a break, why don’t you paws for a second and have some fun with puppies? Acknowledging Mental Health Month and working with PAWS Pet Therapy, this initiative has been developed by the Camden Youth Council for local young people who are looking for a much needed study break.

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Study Skills & Stress Management

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
KYDS Youth Development Service, Rear 265 Pacific Highway, Lindfield. 2070, Rear, 265 Pacific Highway
Lindfield, NSW 2070 Australia
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Learn about how you learn, which study techniques suit you best, how to manage your time and deal with procrastination and exam day nerves. Get yourself off on the right foot for a healthy, not-too-stressed and productive final term, and plan now for years 11 & 12. Hands-on workshop with lots of activities and discussion. Handouts, resources and a light lunch included. Led by KYDS specialist adolescent counsellors and psychologists.

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headspace Day celebrations and centre opening

October 9 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
headspace Wollongong, 7 Atchison Street
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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Free

Check out our new home this headspace day! Drop in anytime throughout the afternoon to join in any of our activities, or just take a walk through the new centre. **** PROGRAM OF EVENTS **** Official speeches kick off at 3.15pm Smoking Ceremony by local Elder Uncle Gee from 3.30pm Activities and centre tours from 4pm onwards: • Free Sausage Sizzle • Open Mic Sessions (music and spoken word - book your time slot here! https://form.jotform.co/72708585600863) • Yoga Taster Classes…

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Paws for a Second

October 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2017

Narellan Library, Cnr Queen & Elyard Street
Narellan, New South Wales 2567 Australia
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Free

If you’re a local young person studying for exams or assessments and need a break, why don’t you paws for a second and have some fun with puppies? Acknowledging Mental Health Month and working with PAWS Pet Therapy, this initiative has been developed by the Camden Youth Council for local young people who are looking for a much needed study break.

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Free 3-minute Massages for students

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Tuesdays 3 & 10 October
Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra, 669-673 Anzac Parade
Maroubra, NSW 2035 Australia
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FREE

Take time out during your studies and relax those muscles with 3 minute massages in the study area at the Lionel Bowen Library. Free for young residents aged 12 to 24 years.

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HSC Rescue and ‘Love Your Mind’ Study Breaks

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - October 19 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until October 19, 2017

Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Hwy
Rockdale, New South Wales Australia
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Free

HELPING YOU WITH YOUR HSC PREP AT ROCKDALE LIBRARY TOTALLY QUIET STUDY SPACE Monday– Thursday from 9 October – 2 November 3pm-5pm STUDY BREAKS – LOVE YOUR MIND! Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings on the 10th, 12th, 17th and 19th October from 4:30pm-6:30pm Free Pizza ✦ Laughter For Stress Busting Relaxation & Mindfulness ✦ Massage Giant Games

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Paws for a Second

October 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2017

Narellan Library, Cnr Queen & Elyard Street
Narellan, New South Wales 2567 Australia
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Free

If you’re a local young person studying for exams or assessments and need a break, why don’t you paws for a second and have some fun with puppies? Acknowledging Mental Health Month and working with PAWS Pet Therapy, this initiative has been developed by the Camden Youth Council for local young people who are looking for a much needed study break.

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PROOF the play performance for high school students in Armidale

October 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
TAS Hoskins Centre, 87 Douglas St
Armidale, NSW 2350 Australia
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$5.00

PROOF the play is presented by the Armidale Drama and Musical Society for eight performances from 6th to 14th October at TAS Hoskins Theatre. On Thursday 12th October at 12.30pm a a special matinee will be performed for high school students in Armidale. This will be followed by a Q&A with the four cast members and the director. PROOF is a play about mathematical quests, curiosity, envy, creativity and mental illness. Full of contrasts hot and cold, passionate and detached,…

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HSC Rescue and ‘Love Your Mind’ Study Breaks

October 12 @ 4:30 pm - October 21 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until October 19, 2017

Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Hwy
Rockdale, New South Wales Australia
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Free

HELPING YOU WITH YOUR HSC PREP AT ROCKDALE LIBRARY TOTALLY QUIET STUDY SPACE Monday– Thursday from 9 October – 2 November 3pm-5pm STUDY BREAKS – LOVE YOUR MIND! Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings on the 10th, 12th, 17th and 19th October from 4:30pm-6:30pm Free Pizza ✦ Laughter For Stress Busting Relaxation & Mindfulness ✦ Massage Giant Games

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Mind-Field: Keeping your mind healthy

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Auburn Centre for Community, 44a Macquarie Rd
Auburn, NSW 2147 Australia
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Free

School, uni, work, relationships, spirituality! Sometimes life can be like a minefield and super stressful! Life as a young Muslim can be tough but learning to take care of yourself - especially your mental health - is important. You are not alone. Come to a relaxed safe space with people your age to learn about dealing with life's pressures. Includes: Free BBQ Workshops Info Stalls

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Paws for a Second

October 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2017

Narellan Library, Cnr Queen & Elyard Street
Narellan, New South Wales 2567 Australia
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Free

If you’re a local young person studying for exams or assessments and need a break, why don’t you paws for a second and have some fun with puppies? Acknowledging Mental Health Month and working with PAWS Pet Therapy, this initiative has been developed by the Camden Youth Council for local young people who are looking for a much needed study break.

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Market For Your Mind

October 16 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mosman Village Green, Civic Centre
Mosman, New South Wales 2088 Australia
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Free

Mosman Youth will be hosting a youth designed and driven community market to increase awareness of mental health organisations and to provide tips for maintaining mental and physical wellbeing. The event is on Monday 16, October from 3:30-6pm at the Mosman Village Green The market will also feature various recreation activities, all with the purpose of de-stressing and encouraging mindfulness. Activities on offer include a drum circle, slacklining, live art, yoga, meditation, live nutrition education sessions, and participants will walk…

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Paws for a Second

October 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2017

Narellan Library, Cnr Queen & Elyard Street
Narellan, New South Wales 2567 Australia
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Free

If you’re a local young person studying for exams or assessments and need a break, why don’t you paws for a second and have some fun with puppies? Acknowledging Mental Health Month and working with PAWS Pet Therapy, this initiative has been developed by the Camden Youth Council for local young people who are looking for a much needed study break.

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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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SSPAN Young Writers Award 2017

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shoalhaven City Library- Presentation Evening, Berry Street
Nowra, NSW 2541 Australia
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Free

This is the second year of the Young Writers Award. It is a creative writing competition for students in high schools in the Shoalhaven. Students are invited to submit a short story or poem inspired by the 2017 theme 'Share the Journey'. The date for submission of work is Friday 15 September and a presentation evening is organised for Friday 20 October. It is a project of the Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network, a group of representatives from local…

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