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DIS/ORDERED – Performance by Clive Parkinson (UK)

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - October 1 @ 7:30 pm
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23 & 27 September

Clive Parkinson’s (UK) powerful performance-presentation, dis/ordered is a moving exploration of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), fuelled by the conviction that what psychiatry describes as ‘disorder’, may in fact be a legitimate response to the chaos of life. dis/ordered is part personal reflection – returning to an impoverished seaside town to make sense of the unbearable. The performance also brings to light the authentic voices of people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), questioning diagnosis and exploring the ways in which…

The Art of Wellbeing

October 1 - October 31

Sophia Farrington a Positive Clinical Psychologist showcases art therapy as an effective tool to enhance the wellbeing of people on the path of personal growth.

Free Bootcamp Training with OzSquad for October (exchange for donation to beyondblue)

October 1 @ 6:00 am - October 31 @ 8:00 pm

Mental Health Awareness Month with OzSquad We are opening our ‘doors’ to non-members to train for FREE with OzSquad for all of October in exchange for a donation to BeyondBlue. The Details: OzSquad, Manly’s most social bootcamp, is raising awareness for Mental Health during the month of October. Connecting with others is important for our health and survival. Research tells us that feeling connected, valued and loved by others gives us a sense of security, support, purpose and happiness. We…

‘Walk With Me’ A Photographic Exhibtion

October 1 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Walk with Me – A Photographic Exhibition, focuses on community capacity building and improving the health, well-being and quality of life for local Central Coast residents, particularly those experiencing mental health issues, disadvantage, and social isolation. The photographs will be displayed at Mingara Recreation Club during October over Mental Health Month to highlight mental health, enable community discussions, reduce stigma, and create greater awareness and understanding towards mental health within our community.

Library Information Display

October 2 - October 31

Pop along to Lane Cove Library and collect information and resources about Mental Health and local Mental Health Services. The Library has a wide collection of books, novels and audio books that you may like to borrow during Mental Health Month. You can meet a number of local services at the Library Community Hot Desk on a Tuesday morning 10:00am - 12:00pm.

Tradies Breakfast

October 3 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Bacon and eggs will be available. This is a great opportunity to come and have a chat and find out what services are available in the area and know what you can do if you or someone you know is worried about their mental health.

Healthy Minds and Well-being Services Expo

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Over 20 vital services supporting the community around mental health and well-being will be coming together at Centre Court Westfield Hurstville to host an event promoting mental health awareness and connecting with community. Come Share the Journey! Kids activities, face painting, zumba, entertainment and chill out space.

Free 3-minute Massages for students

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Tuesdays 3 & 10 October

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.

From Surviving to Thriving: Refugee Journeys

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

A symposium to focus on the wellbeing of refugee communities settling in south west Sydney , and showcase the many creative ways that local communities and refugees are working together to share skills and build new communities .Keynote speakers include leading orthopaedic surgeon and refugee Dr Munjed Al Muderis and Amnesty International ambassador, Najeeba Wazefadost. They will join a host of community organisations, such as schools, NGOs, sports and faith groups, in discussing strategies for building on the resilience and…

From Stress To Success

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

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.

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

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.

Performance Anxiety

October 4 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of The Big Anxiety: festival or arts + science + people, Performance Anxiety promises to be a deep, funny and awkward conversation with performers Justin Shoulder and Zoë Coombs Marr; choreographer and Big Anxiety Official Festival poet, Vicki Van Hout; and artist Tina Havelock Stevens, whose video work for The Big Anxiety, Beta Shockers features well known musicians with stage fright. Hosted by Fenella Kernebone.

Mental Health Awareness Workshop

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about the common warning signs of mental health issues and how to offer support. Suitable for 16 years +. Light supper provided.

Life Scripts: The Stories We Tell Ourselves

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Uncover the subconscious rules running your life. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Join Senior psychologist Cat Piper for an intimate psychology workshop where we’ll uncover the subconscious rules that are running your life, help you identify behavioural patterns and craft a blueprint that truly serves you. “This hands-on session is like discovering the dark web of your own existence” - Cat Piper Drawing on elements of modern psychology and…

Colour & Coffee Group

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 10:00am

One event on October 19, 2017 at 10:00am

Kogarah Community Services hosts an adult Colour & Coffee Group the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month starting in August 2017  Come along to the group and rediscover your creative self; meet new people & connect with others in your local community; find relaxation and peace in the flow of colouring; and participate in an activity that helps to reduce stress. All welcome, colouring materials and sheets provided You can bring along scrapbooking or othercraft activities you are undertaking…

‘Mind Your Art’ Competition and Exhibition

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - October 31 @ 5:30 pm

headspace Port Macquarie are encouraging young people of all capabilities to engage in the arts in support of Mental Health Month in October. The 'Mind Your Art' competition is accepting entries of 2 or 3 dimensional pieces, including (but not limited to) drawing, painting, photography, mosaic and digital design. This year’s Mental Health Month theme is ‘Share the Journey’. It focuses on the importance of social connections, our journey to better mental health and our ability to cope with life’s…

Odd Socks Day

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Odd Socks Day is a national anti-stigma campaign led by GROW, and aims to education, inform and challenge attitudes that dispel myths and misunderstandings of mental illness, which contribute to stigma and discrimination. This event is a light hearted approach to reminding people that anyone at any time can have an odd day. There will be lots of fun free family friendly activities, information, and community services available on the day.

Study Skills & Stress Management

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.

Mindfulness Meditation at Maroubra Library

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Saturdays 7 & 14 October from 10am to 12pm.

Join us for mindfulness meditation sessions at Lionel Bowen Library. All are welcome!

Introductory of FHY QiGong (Moving Meditation)

October 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Meditation has a plethora of benefits for the health of brain and keeping mood stable throughout the day. If you are unable to cross your legs for a long meditation sitting or you do have an existing sitting routine but need a compliment to boost your flow of Qi, you may try FHY easy-to-learn moving meditation styles, to find the best fit and incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine. The FHY Bronze Bell QiGong practice is renowned for its remarkable…

headspace Wellness Paddle

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The headspace Wellness Paddle is a free and non-timed community paddle raising awareness for Mental Health Month on Sunday 8th October. The paddle is open to all non-powered water craft such as stand up paddle boards, surf skis, body boards, nipper boards, kayaks and canoes. The Wellness Paddle commences at Settlement Point Reserve on the Hastings River at 10am and will go south through Pelican Bay before returning to Settlement Point Reserve (total 5.6km.) Bring the family, wear green for…

Lift the lid on Mental Health Longest Lunch Gisborne Peak Winery

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

We at Rotary want to lift the lid on mental health and raise funds for much needed research into Mental Health and you can help by joining us at Gisborne Peak Winery on October 8 for our longest lunch. Still tickets left, so get in before they all go. Expect raffles and fund raising whilst enjoying a lovely lunch and wine at this beautiful winery. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased on our website (look for the longest lunch…

Turn on the Lights FREE Public Event

October 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NeuRA – Neuroscience Research Australia would like to open Mental Health Week with a Community Fun Day welcome to all. There will be free ice creams, face painters and BBQ, with the Light of Thoughts brain sculpture from Vivid Sydney, along with the School Glow Lantern Display, and the Turning on of the Lights. We have 32 Hundred Lighting, the main suppliers of Vivid Sydney, in to light up the NeuRA building in a Vivid Light Spectacular. The lights will…

Living Well Photography Exhibition 2017

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm

To celebrate Mental Health Week 2017, Sydney Local Health District ran a Photography Competition. The competition is open to all mental health carers, consumers, inpatients and anybody with a lived experience of mental illness residing in the state of NSW and Sydney Local Health District staff, commenced on 1st September 2017. The theme for this year’s exhibition is “Inspiration”. An exhibition, consisting a selection of the best photographs will be displayed in the foyer of the Professor Marie Bashir Centre…

Share it @ Shoalhaven Heads

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A sharing and caring event to celebrate reslience. What gets you through the rough times? What brings you back to you, when you seem to be just not yourself ? We all have something to offer, to share, to just put it out there. Come along to listen and share and have some fun with your local community. An outrageously delicious and ample morning tea, live music and a welcoming attitude are all on offer. This event is hosted by…

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