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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Paws for a Second

October 9 @ 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…

Self-care for those who care for others

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you exhausted caring for others and find it difficult to care for yourself? In recognition of World Mental Health Day and as a gesture of support for all of those caring for others, please come and join our amazing team at this sure to be fun and informative FREE event. Talks presented include: Is there another choice besides guilt or exhaustion? Ling Chan, clinical psychologist Functional herbal medicine approaches to stress, anxiety and insomnia. Jarrah Eddy, Principal Naturopath &…

Community Information Session

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October), The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) is hosting a Community Information Session, focused on depression. The World Health Organization recognises depression as the leading cause of disability worldwide. While treatment options exist, there is currently no way for doctors to predict how patients will respond. WIMR researchers are focused on understanding how depression develops, as well as how we can predict an individual’s response to antidepressant medication, enabling them faster access…

Mental Health Grief & Loss Weekend

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - October 13 @ 4:00 pm

Grief is one of the most universal yet isolating emotions. This series of events is an intriguing way to engage all members of the community to reflect and open up the discussion about grief and loss in a healthy, respectful and beautiful way on both a personal and community level. The project aims to unite the community and remove any shame with connection to mental health and cultivate strength and hope. This project will be a partnership between the Greater…

Arts for Wellness

October 12

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.…

Arts For Wellness

October 12

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.…

Wellness Walk

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The seventh annual Wellness Walk will be held on Sunday 13 October 2019 in the beautiful grounds of Government House, Sydney. More than 1,500 returning participants will gather on the picturesque lawns before taking to the streets for the walk over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is not only a great awareness raising exercise for Mental Health Month but also operates as a fundraiser to support essential mental health services across NSW.

Mental Health Recovery Open Mic Night

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A special evening for those recovering from Mental Ilness to high light how making music, poetry, spoken word or performance support's their unique recovery journey. Registered performances on the night will be asked to share not only their music, but a bit of their own story of recovery, to shine a light and give hope to others. Entrance is $10p.p. children are free. All door takings will be donated to Lifeline Gosford. There will be food and drink available for…

In Harmony: Taking music from the concert hall to the streets of Sydney

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 16, 2019

Mostly Mad Music is a charity which uses the passion and power of music to raise awareness about mental health. This year, as part of mental health month, Mostly Mad Music is taking music from the concert halls to the streets of Sydney in a series of pop-up chamber music concerts from Monday 14 to Friday 18 October. We believe that beautiful music arouses empathy and forges connections so the concerts are all about exploring how music can make you…

Share the Journey poster 2019

Art, Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshop for carers

October 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Do you care for an older person, someone with a disability or mental illness? Would you like to spend a relaxing and creative afternoon with other carers. Through a collection of photographs taken in our suburb, artist and jewellery maker Alice Whish will lead you on a journey to discover some of the stories, & peculiar names of our common garden flowers. Bring your love of gardens, plants & flowers and make a brooch to wear or to give, to…

Paws for a Second

October 14 @ 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…

T.A.L.K (Together, awareness, love, kindness)

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Due to the success of the BHS Wellbeing Expo in 2018, we will be holding the event again in 2019. It will be on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at Bomaderry High School. We have named the event the TALK Expo. TALK - Together, Awareness, Love, Kindness The ongoing wellbeing of students at Bomaderry High School is a priority for our school community. To support this priority we are planning an event that will promote positive wellbeing and relationships at school,…

In Harmony: Taking music from the concert hall to the streets of Sydney

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 16, 2019

Mostly Mad Music is a charity which uses the passion and power of music to raise awareness about mental health. This year, as part of mental health month, Mostly Mad Music is taking music from the concert halls to the streets of Sydney in a series of pop-up chamber music concerts from Monday 14 to Friday 18 October. We believe that beautiful music arouses empathy and forges connections so the concerts are all about exploring how music can make you…

Mental Wellbeing for Veterinary Teams Symposium

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

This exciting one-day symposium is aimed at promoting wellbeing within veterinary teams and tapping into resources we may not know we have. Coming from a range of professions, our speakers will provide bite-sized insights with a focus on positive action you can take to build resilience and support colleagues. FOUR-WORDS, FORWARDS! In addition to their talks, each speaker will give FOUR WORDS of advice to help us move forwards with our lives and careers. We feel that any small, suggested…

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