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Our Own Words – Reflections in living with mental distress and extreme states (and living without them)

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - October 24 @ 6:00 pm

'Our Own Words – Reflections on living with mental distress and extreme states (and living without them)' is an absorbing and illuminating collection of stories and poems, as exceptional and diverse as the 52 writers who have collaborated in this project. Early this year, inside out & associates australia put out a call for anyone interested in collaborating to produce this anthology of lived experience, and throughout the project has provided coordination and resources to support the process of creating…

The Paper Plane Project

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Share The Journey! Each year Way Ahead encourages the community to put together events that draw attention to mental health. The events encourage community connectedness and aim to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. To unify Early Links participants, their families, schools, their dedicated support workers, therapists and local community groups – we are creating an art exhibition! In line with the theme, Share The Journey, we are aiming to produce a display of 2500 paper airplanes! With every…

Paws for a Second

October 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Young Camden residents who are studying for exams and assessments as part of their Higher school Certificate (HSC) will have the opportunity to ‘paws’ for a second at Narellan Library every Monday and Wednesday during October, starting Wednesday 2 October from 3:30pm – 4:30pm. This is a partnership program driven by Camden Council’s Youth Services with PAWS Pet Therapy and the Camden Youth Council to support young people who are looking for a much needed positive study break and have…

Mosman Guided Meditation

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 8, 2019

Whether you're new to meditation or been practicing for years- we are all complex, highly sensitive beings. We often wait til we're stressed or in pain to to develop our capacity for mental and emotional wholeness. This guided meditation practice uses a gentle, effective method for managing stress, working with the breath, and mindful self-awareness to assist energy that may have been stuck in unhelpful mental or patterns to be released.

Wellways Coonamble BBQ

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

BBQ at Wellways office

Mood Journal Workshops

October 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Come along to the Hub and make your own journal to track your moods. The journal covers a full year, month by month. The aim is to help with understanding what causes each type of mood or stress and ways to relieve these. These journals could be shared with the person’s mental health worker/doctor to give insight into ways to adjust their daily activities. All materials for the journals are supplied. You only need to bring yourself. Tenterfield Community Hub…

TCC: Tea, Cake & Craft – PostNatal Depression Support Group

October 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

MY PANDA SYDNEY supports women and their families who are suffering from perinatal anxiety or depression. We believe that sharing our individual and unique stories, will create necessary dialogue and will reduce stigma. We promote Weekly Playgroups & Workshops to connect, bond, share & recover. We want to create a community of supporters and advocates that are not afraid to stand up, speak up, and step in when needed. Check our website for more dates & workshops.

Mindfulness Workshop

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a morning of mindfulness and meditation. Learn the art of being fully present, and techniques to reduce stress and anxiety. Proudly presented by Neami National. Wentworthville Library - Monday 14 October at 11.00am Auburn Library – Tuesday 22 October at 11.00am. To book for this free session phone Wentworthville Library on 8757 9067, or Auburn Library on 8757 9060.

Be Involved at TAFE NSW Ultimo

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on main campus, next day at Building W

Meditation for students Fun bio feedback exercise Info session on study tips for students Meditation session for staff Conversation corner, TAFE counsellor stall setup with mental health information Free fruit

Share The Journey: Mental Health Stories

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

JOIN US FOR THIS UNIQUE COMMUNITY STORYTELLING EVENT WHERE WE SHARE THE JOURNEYS OF THOSE LIVING WITH OR WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. Tuesday 22nd October Coffs Harbour Library Cnr Coffs and Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour 6-8pm - refreshments served Free Event Registrations Essential https://www.connectionworksaustralia.com/ Our storytellers are an inspiring group who have been practising for many weeks to be able to share their unique stories with their community. They are not actors or performers…

Good Mornings, Gratitude and Rituals for Wellbeing

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kogarah Community Services is delivering a workshop that will explore the many simple practices and rituals that we can weave into our life to enhance our physical and mental health, along with our relationships. It is just a matter of finding those that feel most true and grounding. A diversity of ideas will be explored in this workshop for wellness, hope, connection and purpose.

Be Involved at TAFE NSW Ultimo

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on main campus, next day at Building W

Meditation for students Fun bio feedback exercise Info session on study tips for students Meditation session for staff Conversation corner, TAFE counsellor stall setup with mental health information Free fruit

Paws for a Second

October 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Young Camden residents who are studying for exams and assessments as part of their Higher school Certificate (HSC) will have the opportunity to ‘paws’ for a second at Narellan Library every Monday and Wednesday during October, starting Wednesday 2 October from 3:30pm – 4:30pm. This is a partnership program driven by Camden Council’s Youth Services with PAWS Pet Therapy and the Camden Youth Council to support young people who are looking for a much needed positive study break and have…

How to Know if Your Teen Needs Mental Health Support

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

An opportunity for parents and carers to get clear information from mental health experts and to ask important questions. Guest Speakers: Dr Gilda Brunello - has worked in General Practice both in Sydney and Brisbane for more than 20 years. Over this time she has developed an ever growing interest in Mental Health and young people. She has a strong involvement in the GPs in Schools program which has been instrumental in developing this interest. Dr James Ibrahim - works…

Inner West Women Monthly Meetup

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monthly Meetup for Inner West Women Daytime: 10:30am to 11.30am Evening: 7pm to 8pm When: 4th Wednesday of every month Where: Location may change each month Who can come: All women who live, work or like to hang out in the Inner West (actually all women are welcome) ALL MEETUPS ARE BY DONATION ONLY - Donations go towards Dress for Success Come and CONNECT, COLLABORATE and join other Resilient Women in the COMMUNITY. Come along for some conscious conversations, to…

Mental Health Awareness Talks in Vietnamese

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Want to learn more about mental health? Neami National and One Door Mental Health will talk about the stigma surrounding mental health conditions and unpack some of the issues and solutions around mental health. Learn more at these free sessions in a variety of languages. Vietnamese talk at Regents Park Library on Thursday 24 October at 10am To book, please phone 8757 9066

Laughter is the Best Medicine

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Over 65? Celebrate Mental Health Month with us! Join us for a Laughter workshop followed by a catered lunch.

Dorrigo Community BBQ

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

A Free community BBQ showcasing stalls from local mental health services.

When worry becomes a worry

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free lunchtime community seminar on anxiety. Thursday 24 October, 12pm “When worry becomes a worry”. St John of God Richmond Hospital and Hawkesbury City Council have partnered to present free community seminars during October for Mental Health Month. The seminar will be held at Hawkesbury Leisure & Learning Centre, 114 March Street, Richmond and include light refreshments. No RSVP necessary, all welcome!

Aspect Hunter School Mental Health Month Art Expo

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Aspect Hunter School is a school for children and young people who have Autism.Students have created individual and combined art pieces based around the theme of Mental Health. Students have based their art on a variety of topics, such as factors that contribute to positive mental health, what emotions we all have and how to express these emotions. The Expo will thus promote "Sharing the Journey" as students, staff and parent/carers initiate dialogues between each other about mental health. The…

Art, Mental Health and Wellbeing evening

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come along for a guided tour of two exhibitions Different Shades of Light and Stacks and Sleeves: A Posthuman Landscape. Following the tour will be a Q&A with the curator, an arts and mental health academic and a mental health and wellbeing expert. Panellists will include Dr Vanessa Bartlett (UNSW), Rachael Kiang, a speaker from the Macquarie Uni Centre for Emotional Health and an artist to be announced.

Aspect Hunter School Mental Health Month Art Expo

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Aspect Hunter School is a school for children and young people who have Autism. The students, as well as some staff and parents, have contributed pieces of artwork relating to mental health. The art incorporates a wide variety of ideas ranging from some factors that contribute to good mental health, the array of emotions that can exist in inside us and how students are able to help manage their emotions in appropriate ways. The art expo will be a focus…

Aspect Hunter School Mental Health Month Art Expo

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Aspect Hunter School is a school for children and young people who have Autism.Students have created individual and combined art pieces based around the theme of Mental Health. Students have based their art on a variety of topics, such as factors that contribute to positive mental health, what emotions we all have and how to express these emotions. The Expo will thus promote "Sharing the Journey" as students, staff and parent/carers initiate dialogues between each other about mental health. The…

Trivia Night for Mental Health Month

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A fun night in our small community to raise AWARENESS not funds. It's a trivia night with a twist! We have a house band, teams of 8 per table & dinner provided with ticket. It's dress up or dress down whatever you're comfortable in .... Being small regional community that has some of it's people suffering from isolation, stress from the impact of the drought on farms plus the heavy impact it has caused on finances and relationships I am…

2019 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium

October 28 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm

Hear insights from experts who are working to improve mental health services within rural and remote areas and discover what you can do to provide and advocate for equal mental health care for all Australians at the 2019 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium. Australians living and working in rural and remote areas are only able to access mental health services at a fifth of the rate of those in urban areas. This inequality poses serious risks for a…

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