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Mental Health Survival for the HSC (For ages 15-18 years)

September 3 @ 12:30 pm - October 3 @ 1:00 pm

Join Fiona (Clinical Psychologist) and Ellen (Occupational Therapist) from the local community mental health team (PEIRS) as they share practical tips for maintaining a healthy body and mind during the busy HSC study period. This quick 30 minute workshop is the perfect break for our hard working students. Merrylands Library – Thursday 3rd October at 12.30pm. To book phone, 8757 9065.

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…

Share the Journey @ Figtree Cafe

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

Hear a talk from our in house Psychologist, listen as people share their story, chat and connect with others over brunch and a cuppa on us!

Recovery Tips

October 1

Each day in October the Wagga Mental Health Recovery Program will post a different "Recovery Tip" on our Facebook Page. We also have a "Share the Journey" display in the foyer of Wagga Base Hospital.

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…

Lost Bird Found Launch – North Sydney

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Lost Bird Found Project, is a mental health creative arts initiative developed by North Sydney Council six years ago to raise awareness and start conversations about mental health. In the months of August and September individuals, community groups, schools and businesses are invited to host bird making workshops. Birds are made in all shapes and sizes and from a range of different materials. The birds all have a card attached to them with details of the project and where…

Community.a.Fair: Share the Journey

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Addison Road Community Organisation is proud to present a Mental Health Month installment in our Community.a.Fair event series. Community.a.Fair is a free, fun community get-together suitable for all ages. In October we are celebrating Mental Health Month, so come along and "Share the Journey"! Enjoy lunch on the green and free talks, activities and information that promote mental health - for everyone from tiny tots to seniors! - Share a community meal - Share a walk in the garden -…

Overcoming Anxiety & Stress: Meditation and Mindfulness Made Easy

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

Kogarah Community Services is organising an informative and practical meditation workshop, facilitated by Jacqui Bushell, guiding you through simple, effective meditations to help maintain a relaxed, calm mind and body throughout the day. Some of the most challenging aspects of meditation are sitting still and stopping the distraction of mental chatter. Learn a variety of ways to help deal with this and develop an effective, ongoing meditation practice. If you choose, you will be able to record or video meditations…

Paws for a Second

October 2 @ 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…

Living Library (Liverpool)

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Share the Journey at Liverpool Living Library. Listen to community members sharing personal stories of mental health and wellbeing. Event is FREE. Funded by Liverpool City Council in collaboration with local government and non-government organisations for National Mental Health Month.

The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness: Q&A with Matt Ottley and Margrete Lamond

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join artist Matt Ottley and curator and founder of Dirt Lane Press, Margrete Lamond for a musical presentation and informal discussion of 'The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness'; an exhibition of works created by Ottley as a point of entry to speaking publicly about the stigma and experience of living with a psychotic illness. Matt Ottley: The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness (14 Sep – 13 Oct) is an Orange Regional Gallery exhibition curated by Margrete Lamond. Works…

Arts for Wellness

October 5

Arts for Wellness harnesses the health benefits of many creative arts and expressive therapies such as art and craft classes, dance, yoga, mindfulness, meditation practices, interactive workshops and educational talks. Because all of these have the potential to lift your heart, bring joy and meaning to your life and cultivate connections with your community. We’re offering a wide range of activities and to make it easier for you to find what interests you, we’ve divided the activities into 4 categories.…

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…

SHARE THE JOURNEY

October 6

Sharing the Journey means understanding where someone is emotionally, how they got there, and where they are going! Master Management (est. 2019) aims to provide mentoring for small start-up businesses and direct management for community development projects. We love what we do and we are here to help create your vision itself. We support business and support services re: mental health concerns including anxiety, PTSD, depression, suicide prevention and more... Workshops: Mariana Fitness Bootcamp Training Sessions - Living a healthier…

UTS Engineering Society Puzzle Hunt

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - October 12 @ 5:00 pm

The UTS Engineering Society Puzzle Hunt is an event where teams solve a number of online puzzles. The puzzles may take any shape or form, and part of the challenge is figuring out how to solve them! There is no physical component in these puzzles, all you need are your wits and the internet! This event is an opportunity to get together at work, home, uni or elsewhere, #sharethejourney and try cracking some puzzles! This event is in support of…

Paws for a Second

October 7 @ 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 7 @ 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.

Steps to Wellbeing

October 8 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am

Our Healthy Clarence is hosting a Steps to Wellbeing event in Yamba. We will be providing free green bandana's and walking along the Park Run course from the Yamba Ferry Terminal in Ford Park to Turner's Beach and return. This walk should only take about 30-40 mins. On completion of the walk all participants will enjoy a delicious light and healthy breakfast before we all form a human O H C (Our Healthy Clarence) for a drone photo. This event…

Mood Journal Workshops

October 8 @ 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…

Art Therapy for the HSC (For ages 15-18 years)

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Need a welcome break from studying? Why not join us for a morning of art therapy? Neami National will be conducting a therapeutic session of arts and crafts to help reduce the pressure of HSC period. Auburn Library – Tuesday 8th October at 11.00am. To book phone, 8757 9065.

Workplace Mental Health Breakfast Seminar

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

We are holding a complimentary breakfast seminar discussing workplace mental health and wellbeing, proudly supporting Beyond Blue. We invite you to come along and enjoy breakfast and hear from a Beyond Blue guest speaker who will talk about the benefits of and ways to create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces.

Cultivating Courage

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

The Courage to Take Responsibility The Courage to Speak Up The Courage to Let Go The Courage to Say No The Courage to Step Boldly into Action The Courage to Dream Bigger Courage is something that everybody wants — an attribute of good character that makes us worthy of respect. From fairy tales to ancient myths and Hollywood movies, our culture is rich with exemplary tales of bravery and self-sacrifice for the greater good. There are different types of courage, ranging from…

Wellness Walk

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

As part of ‘Sharing the Journey’ during Mental Health Month, Neami Central Coast is inviting people to come together on World Mental Health Day, Thursday 10 October, for a ‘Wellness Walk’ and BBQ at The Entrance. The aim of the event is to acknowledge the importance of connection, and to challenge stigma and self-stigma: the event is an opportunity for people to engage with peers within their community, walk tall together, and highlight hope for positive change. We will meet…

Paws for a Second

October 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Creative Spaces

October 10 - October 15

Creating space for personal growth and wellbeing. This art exhibition , by two artist/ teacher /art therapists acknowledges the importance of creativity and art therapy in the development of personal growth and mental and emotional wellbeing for both clients and art therapists. INTO-ARTS Studio+ Gallery is a newly opened gallery and therapeutic space at West Ryde where these paintings and ceramic vessels can be seen in conversation.

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