What's happening for Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week at Neami

Today (Monday 5th October) brings the start of Mental Health Week, a week of activities and events to build awareness, educate, and activate people about mental health.  Neami will be involved in a range of events and activities throughout the week and these are listed below.  We will also be supporting the ‘Mental health begins with me’ campaign in partnership with Mental Health Australia.

Mental health begins with me

The ‘Mental health begins with me’ campaign encourages people to make a mental health promise in the lead up to World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10th of October. To find out more about the campaign and to post your mental health promise, see the website at https://1010.org.au/. Make sure to check the Neami social media spaces for updates on our own mental health promises for 2015.

What we’re up to during Mental Health Week

Sites across Neami will be hosting and partnering with other organisations to deliver a range of activities to celebrate the week. Representatives from Neami will also be attending and supporting many great events run by a range of other organisations. We invite you to get involved in activities in your area - to find out what we’re doing in your neck of the woods, click on your state below:

New South Wales

Queensland

South Australia

Victoria

NSW

Ashfield 

Ashfield Values Mental Health

Celebrating Mental Health Month with live music, information stall, a tea stall, refreshments and a photo booth

​Where
Civic Centre Forecourt
260 Liverpool Road Ashfield

When
Tuesday October 6th, 12-2.30pm

 
​Have lunch with us at Ashfield Town Hall

Enjoy yoga, line dancing, drumming circle and personal stories of recovery

​​Where
Ashfield Town Hall

When
Friday October 23rd, 10am-2pm

 

Far West Mental Health Recovery Centre

Concerts in Broken Hill, Dareton, Menindee and Wilcannia with guest comedian, Sean Choolburra. A healthy dinner is included!

Dareton

Where

Wentworth District Football, Netball Club Hall

When

Tuesday October 13th, doors open 12.30pm

 

Broken Hill

Where

Broken Hill – West Football Club

When

Wednesday 14th October, doors open 5pm

 

Wilcannia

Concerts in Broken Hill, Dareton, Menindee and Wilcannia with guest comedian, Sean Choolburra. A healthy dinner is included!

Where

Wilcannia Town Hall

When

Thursday 15th October, doors open 5pm

 

Menindee

Concerts in Broken Hill, Dareton, Menindee and Wilcannia with guest comedian, Sean Choolburra. A healthy dinner is included!

Where

Menindee Town Hall

When

Friday 16th October, doors open 5pm

For more information, contact the FWMHRC on:

08 8080 1365

 

BBQ and DVD night at Far West Mental Health Recovery Centre

FWMHRC in collaboration with Family and Carer Mental Health Services, about the carer MH service

Where

Old War Vets Rd, Thomas St Entrance

When

Friday October 9th, 5.00-7.00pm

For more information, contact the FWMHRC on:

08 8080 1365

 

Campbelltown, Darlinghurst, Pagewood

The Inner West Values your mind

The Inner West Values your mind is a free event which will offer live music, yoga classes, information stalls, refreshments and a photo booth!

Where

Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St, Newtown, NSW, 2042

When

Friday October 16th

For more information, contact these sites on:

Campbelltown: 02 4627 8444

Darlinghurst: 02 9380 9629

Pagewood: 02 8347 1929

 

Carrington, Lake Macquarie Charlestown PIR and Maitland

Super Fun Picnic Day

The Super Fun Picnic Day will involve a BBQ, guest speakers, face painting, craft table, sack races, egg and soon races, photo shoot, relaxation, fashion show, art exhibition, jumping castle, prizes and plenty more! Make sure you dress super-fun! Children are welcome/encouraged to attend the event, and there will be several activities for children on the day.

Where

Gregson Park, Hamilton

When

Friday October 9th, 10.00am - 2.00pm

For more information, contact these sites on:

Carrington: 02 4969 5755

Lake Macquarie Charlestown PIR: 02 4920 7666

Maitland: 02 4933 4023

 

Darlinghurst

Afternoon of fun!

BBQ with a coffee cart, cake etc. There will be stalls, speeches and entertainment.

Where

Northcott Community Centre, 163 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

When

Friday October 9th, 3.00-6.00pm

For more information, contact Neami Darlinghurst on: 02 9380 9629

 

Dubbo

BBQ with the nearby Inpatient Unit and Community Mental Health Team

TBC – contact Neami Dubbo for more info on 02 6826 8246

 

Smithfield

Mental Health Month Morning Tea

Table tennis competition, information stalls, story sharing and more.

Where

Warwick Farm Neighbourhood Centre, corner Lawrence Hargraves Rd and Gallop St, Warwick Farm

When

Monday October 19th, 10am-2pm

For more information, contact Neami Smithfield on: 02 9725 2955

 

Wollongong

Mental Health Celebration and Walk of Pride

Neami will have a stall at the Mental Health Celebration in Crown Street Mall

Where

Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

When

Thursday October 8th, 9.00am-2.00pm

For more information, contact Neami Wollongong on: 02 4226 3277

Queensland

Strathpine

Walk 'n laugh for Mental Health

Walk to raise awareness for Mental Health Week, we will be walking along Gympie Rd to the North Brisbane

Where

Gathering at the grassy area north of the Pine Rivers, Community Care Unit, 568 Gympie Rd, Strathpine

When

Thursday October 1st, 8.45am

For more information, contact Neami Strathpine on: 07 3205 6622

 

North Brisbane Mental Health Community Resource Expo

Where

Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine

When

Thursday October 1st, 10.00am-2.00pm

For more information, contact Neami Strathpine on: 07 3205 6622

 

Darra

Art workshops and events in collaboration with South West Community Wellness Collaborative.

Neami Darra in collaboration with Benarrawa Community Centre, the Hub Inala, Sherwood Neighbourhood House, and Elorac Place

Community Lunch at Benarrawa Community Centre

Tues. 6th October 12pm-2pm
Ph: (07) 3379 9925

Art Workshop at Sherwood Community Centre

Wed. 7th October 1:30pm-3:30pm Ph: (07) 3379 6963

Art Workshop at Elorac Place

Fri. 9th October 9:30am-12pm
Ph: (07) 3271 3592

Workshop at the HUB, Inala

Fri. 9th October 1pm-3pm Art
Ph: (07) 3372 3770

For more information, contact Riccardo at Neami Darra on: 07 3375 7333

 

South Australia

Get into Run, Walk and Roll for Mental Health Week

Murray Bridge in collaboration with Mind and other NGOs

Lunch provided (bookings required)

Where

Keith Stephenson Park

When

Tuesday 6th October, 11.00am-2.30pm

For more information, contact Neami Murray Bridge on: 08 8531 2395

 

Port Adelaide and Elizabeth

Festival of Now

Featuring music by local bands, drumming, art, poetry, kids entertainment, circus skills workshop, animals, giant games, food, coffee, rainbow wellness walk and a cooking demonstration by TV chef Simon Bryant!

Where

Rindle Park, Corner of East Tce and Rundle Street, Adelaide

When

Friday October 9th, 10.30am-3.30pm

For more information, contact Neami Port Adelaide on 08 8240 2566 or Neami Elizabeth on: 08 8180 9995

 

Victoria

Broadmeadows and Craigieburn

Sunshine plaza shopping centre stalls

Wellness activities with Breakthru, with Neami showbags available

Sunshine plaza

Thursday October 8th, 9.30am-3.30pm

Craigieburn plaza

Friday October 9th, 9.30am-3.30pm

For more information, contact Neami Broadmeadows on: 03 8354 8450 or Neami Craigieburn on: 03 8354 8454

 

Film Screening

We will be screening Finding our Way, short films created by people from migrant and refugee backgrounds living with emotional and mental health issues. These films have been kindly shared with us by Mental Health in Multicultural Australia.

Where

East Coburg Community House
32 Nicholson Street East Coburg

When

Friday October 9th, 3.00-5.00pm

For more information, contact Neami Broadmeadows on: 03 8354 8450 or Neami Craigieburn on: 03 8354 8454

 

Brunswick

Postcard making

Make postcards that encourage us to look after our mental health

Where

Coburg Library Meeting Room

Cnr Victoria and Louisa Sts, Coburg

When

Thursday 8th October, 1.30-3.30pm

 

Film Screening
Short films from people  from migrant and refugee backgrounds living with emotionnal and mental health issues.

Where

East Coburg Community House

32 Nicholson St, East Coburg

When

October 9th, 3-5pm

For more information on these events, contact Neami Brunswick on: 03 8383 2050

 

Frankston

Annual Peninsula Mental Health Week Art Exhibition

Neami Frankston, in collaboration with the Frankston Arts Centre, will open the Annual Peninsula Mental Health Week Art Exhibition and will offer a range of Art Workshops at Cube 37

Opening night

Thursday October 1st, 5.30-8.00pm

Exhibition open:

October 2 – October 10

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm When

Where

Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre,
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston

For more information, contact Neami Frankston on: 03 8738 5224

 

Heidelberg

A Mindful Moment

Neami will be running two introductory workshops to Mindfulness in partnership with Nillumbik Living and Learning Centre. The sessions will be free and open to anyone who is interested in giving Mindfulness a try.

Where

Eltham Living and Learning Centre, 739 Main Road, Eltham          

When

Monday 5th October 1:30-3pm and Wednesday 7th October 1:30-3pm

For more information, contact Neami Heidelberg on: 03 9459 5455

 

Yarraville

For more information on Yarraville activties, contact them on 03 8080 9861.

Mental Health Awareness Day BBQ/ Morning Tea

Neami staff will be attending

Where

Laverton Community Hub

Railway Ave, Laverton

When

6th October 10am-12pm

 

Information and Neami showbags at Hobsons Bay Libraries

Where

Hobsons Bay Libraries

When

Contact Neami Yarraville for more info:  03 8080 9861.

 

Neami and Cohealth Staff will be at Werribee Library

Neami showbags will be given out

Where

Werribee Library

177 Watton St, Werribee

When

8th October, 3-5 pm

 

Wellness and information stall at Altona Gate shopping centre

Where

Altona Gate Shopping Centre

124 - 134 Millers Road, Altona North

When

9th October, 12-3pm

 

Wellness and information stall at Pacific Werribee Plaza

Where

Cnr Derrimut Rd & Heaths Rd, Werribee

When

10th October, 11am-1pm

 

Neami Intake and Assessment Service

Fluro Friday - Community Mental Health Event

Activities include walking, BBQ, information booths, beach yoga, Tai Chi, stand up paddle boarding demo. Talk to Neami representatives at our stall.

Where

Mordialloc Life Saving Club, Beach Road, Mordialloc

When

Friday October 9th, 10.00am-1.00pm

For more information, contact the Neami Intake Service on 1300 379 462

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