This October is Mental Health Month. The theme is “Learn and Grow”. The JNC has teamed up with Hope Uniting Church to host the first ever Feel Good Fete during the school holidays. Families, teens, children, carers, volunteers and those who work teens and people, can find out more about mental health issues, services and activities on offer in the local area. Everyone will have the opportunity to try out some well-being activities too.
FEEL GOOD FETE
Thursday 6th October 2016
11.30am – 2.30pm
Hope Uniting Church
829 Anzac Parade, Maroubra 2035
- Kids Activities
- Music and entertainment
- BBQ lunch
- Great coffee
- Well-being workshops
There will be a range of well-being activities including beginner yoga workshops, meditation, nutrition and healthy eating presentations and community gardening workshops. Local services including Headspace, Beyond Blue, Eastern Sydney Partners in Recovery, Ability Links, Anglicare, and the University of NSW Community Development Program will have information stalls.
“Navigating Teenage Depression” – Free Talk
Black Dog Institute will be hosting a talk “Navigating Teenage Depression”. Parents, teachers and those who work with teens will have the opportunity to learn more about depression and bipolar disorders, how to spot early warning signs in young people and provide support, and when and where to seek help.
JNC General Manager, Janet Green, explains “Mental illness does not discriminate, but unfortunately, sometimes people do. We aim to equip the community with a better understanding of the challenges anyone may experience and reduce stigma. Individuals and families can find out more about mental health issues and available support on offer from staff of local services directly, the seminar by Black Dog Institute and a fun interactive digital activity provided by Headspace. The event aims to inspire all to learn and grow.”
So come along and find out more about volunteering, your local community organisations and take home some great information.
This free event aims to build inclusiveness and increase social acceptance around mental health.