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Mental Health – Art Works! Exhibition

September 30, 2016 - October 9, 2016

This is the 17th annual mental health art exhibition held to celebrate Mental Health Month on the Central Coast. In this multi-award winning exhibition, hosted by the Central Coast Mental Health Service, artworks are created by someone with lived experience of mental illness, including family and carers. Artists of all ages are invited to exhibit works in a diverse range of mediums including painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics and photography. Many artists share the inspiration behind their artwork and some of…

Wellbeing Street Stall

October 1, 2016

Street stall in Bellingen which will includes information on local groups and services and giveaways

Modo Yoga Supports Mental Health Month

October 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Every Sunday from 10am - 11am

As part of our continuing support for our community, each Sunday at 10am, our 'Karma' yoga class is a donation-based class, minimum of $5 where are proceeds go to a charity of our choice. For October, we are pleased to support WayAhead for Mental Health Month! This class is open to all, with no previous experience of yoga necessary. Come move, breath and sweat to feel good, whilst your dollars will go to do good!

Yaarning About The Good

October 3, 2016 - October 31, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until October 3, 2016

FOOD AND SNACKS AND A REFRESHING FRESH HEALTHY DRINK ALONG WITH A FEW YARNS FROM FRIENDS AND PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN RHYS NAGAS" WELL BEING This will be held at Redfern and also online at Facebook on a Page especially for the day and Live on YouTube

Random Acts of Kindness

October 3, 2016 @ 8:30 am - October 31, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

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…


October 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you like shopping? Maybe a bit too much? Do you have debt, buy items on credit card, steal, lie or simply cannot stop buying stuff you don’t need and will not use? This webinar is designed to help you to understand: your impulsive shopping habits, the role impulsivity plays in maintaining this destructive habit and how to make changes in your life to control it better. You shopping habit is out of control if you: Shop to feel better…

Learn & Grow Morning Tea with Ozanam

October 4, 2016 @ 9:45 am - 10:00 pm

Morning Tea for staff and employees

Learn & Grow Morning Tea with Castlereagh

October 4, 2016 @ 9:45 am - 10:00 pm

Morning tea for staff and employees

Mental Health Day

October 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Local gathering to celebrate and focus on good mental health, with free fitness classes, BBQ, mindfulness workshop, pampering corner and more...

Staying Connected When Emotions Run High – Preconference Workshop for National BPD Conference

October 5, 2016

This is a preconference workshop that will be held on the 5th October 2016, and is connected to the Natioanl BPD Conference held on 6th October. Click here for more information “Staying Connected When Emotions Run High” an introductory workshop for professionals facilitated by Dr Annemaree Bickerton Family Psychiatrist and Toni Garretty Clinical Coordinator Family & Carer MH Program Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. This training is suitable to health clinicians, school counsellors, emergency services, housing, FaCS, GP’s, other Government…

Room with an Inner View Exhibition

October 5, 2016 - October 29, 2016

This exhibition looks at how artists and art therapists are using visual art as a way to respond to mental wellbeing, as a way of healing and a process to understand our inner thoughts, memories and feelings.

‘Staying Connected When Emotions Run High’ Workshop

October 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop introduces professionals to the 'Staying Connected When Emotions Run High' framework and will help you to develop strategies to become a resource to someone who has changeable and overwhelming emotions; who displays impulsive and destructive behaviour or is diagnosed with marked emotion dysregulation (including personality disorder). This is based on highly successful family interventions.

Recovery: Learning and growing from distressing experiences

October 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This free workshop looks at the recovery journey undertaken by people who experience mental distress. It will focus on what is learnt during difficult times, personal growth and how to take control of your own life. It is specifically designed for people who personally experience mental health issues.

Let’s have a sausage and chat for mental health

October 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free community event to raise awareness for mental health. Join us at the Town Square for a free sausage sizzle, drinks, giveaways, information packs, face painting and tai chi demonstration.

Garden Yoga @ Birriwa Outdoor Youth Space

October 5, 2016 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

With the assistance of Raise Fitness, Camden Council is hosting a series of free yoga clinics. These clinics provide an opportunity for young people to practice wellbeing while learning stretch and meditation techniques in an outdoor space. All clinics will be facilitated by Yoga Instructor Carmelina Nunnari and are free to young people aged 11 - 25 years. Young people will need to wear appropriate exercise clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat and water bottle. No bookings required.…

“The Connection: Mind your body” Movie Screening

October 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - October 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Free screening of The Connection documentary, featuring world leading experts in mind body medicine and remarkable true stories of recovery.

Inside Out Film Screening

October 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Movie, picnic, local service information

David Bell – Welcome to the Loony Bin: 55 years in Psychiatry and the Law

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

During Mental Health Month join David Bell at the Library as he talks about his book “Welcome to the Loony Bin: 55 Years in Psychiatry and the Law” which charts fashions in psychiatry and the law. Beginning with his training in Callan Park Lunatic Asylum, Bell uses case histories to illustrate miraculous cures as well as the blundering repetition of harmful excesses.

The 6th Annual National BPD Conference – Achieving Recovery Together

October 6, 2016

The conference will focus on the latest evidence that the prognosis for people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is positive and is aided by a cooperative approach involving clinicians, support workers, employers and the person's family and/or friends. The MC for the day is Julie McCrossin the well known Australian radio broadcaster, journalist, comedian, political commentator and activist for women’s and gay rights Welcome to Country – Donna Ingram Conference Opening and launch of the NSW Branch of the Australian…

printmaking Mono print

October 6, 2016 - October 13, 2016

Printmaking MONOTYPE PRINTING October 6th & 13th 10.00-12.00 noon • Week 1 Introduction to monotype printing techniques that combine elements of collage and cut out stencils. Students will create a series of images that relate to a personal narrative by bringing along objects that may act as a catalyst for a series of print works. • Week 2 Continuing on from week 1, monotype printmaking exploring multicolour registration. • Work with Community Artist and teacher Julie Krone • WHAT TO…

Witness the Fitness

October 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CELEBRATE & RAISE AWARENESS FOR MENTAL HEALTH MONTH There is nothing more contagious in the world as laughter! Join us for a morning of Laughing Yoga! Yoga involving prolonged voluntary laughter. Improves Mental Health and is so contagious. Enjoy also our FREE sausage sizzle as well. Laughing Yoga for the mind and food for the soul. More info on our FB Page: or Contact us on 1300 856 737


October 6, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre has teamed up with Hope Uniting Church to host a fun filled fete packed with a free BBQ lunch, great coffee, kid’s activities, music and entertainment, yoga demonstrations, mental health information talks, nutrition and food demonstrations and the chance to dig into a gardening workshop. Find out more about volunteering and your local community organisations. Gather information from local well being stores and find out what’s happening in your community! This event is aimed at helping…

Mental Health Community Information Sessions

October 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until October 27, 2016

FREE Community Information Sessions Come along for just one session or attend them all – it’s up to you! Sessions focus on improving mental health literacy, reducing stigma, and promoting positive mental health for everyday life. TOPICS: Week 1 Mental Health Literacy – reducing stigma Week 2 Learn and Grow – personal empowerment Week 3 Positive Mental Health – tools for everyday life Week 4 Community and Connections – for good mental health WHEN: Thursday the 6th, 13th, 20th and…

Odd Socks Day

October 7, 2016

Grow's annual anti stigma campaign day

Event Yeah the Boys Inc

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Event Yeah the Boys Inc is a Men's Mental Health Awareness event that provides after hours access to local mental health services while fundraising for Men's Mental Health services and celebrating Mateship. Held at the Grafton Speedway, the 2019 event will also be hosting a 4WD Show & Shine and the Grafton Grudge Match - a tug of war between Nissan Patrols and Toyota Landcruisers as a fundraiser for Dads in Distress and Our Healthy Clarence. There will be fun…

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