Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week: 6 - 12 October 2013


What is Mental Health Week all about?

Mental Health Week is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held in October each year. It aims to engage communities in activities that promote mental wellbeing, raise awareness and understanding of the needs, experiences and issues concerning people with a mental illness. Mental Health Week 2013 in Tasmania takes place from

Sunday 6 - Saturday 12 October 2013.

The theme for Mental Health Week this year is ‘Celebrate, Connect, Grow and encourages all of us to act on the big and small things we can do to increase our own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of those around us.

Events Program

Registered Events:

Friday 4 october

Odd Socks Day

Leading into Mental Health Week,  pull on your odd socks and help to stamp out stigma around mental illness by taking part in Odd Socks Day - because everyone can have and odd day.

Register at


MONDAY 7 October

Wellness Cafe

From 7-10 October at the Junction Youth Centre in Devonport

(64 Stewart Street Devonport)

11am - 2pm daily

Delicious and healthy food will be on offer as well as a safe and inviting space for people to 'Celebrate, Connect and Grow' as part of Mental Health Week.

A range of activities and information will be on offer.

Proudly brought to you by: Youth and Family Connections Inc.

One Thousand Paper Cranes

We are aiming to have one thousand paper cranes folded by the 7th October to be
unveiled at the:

Mental Health Week Expo, Friday, 11th October, Inveresk Tram Sheds,
10am to 3pm.

The thousand paper cranes project will be displayed at the Mental Health Week Expo,
and will have all the names of the individuals, groups, and supporting organisations who have
helped us to raise awareness of mental health within the community.
1000 paper cranes Get Involved! Help us raise awareness of mental health in
If you would like to get involved we have pre-made origami packs which come with
instructions for folding origami cranes, colourful paper and the legend behind one thousand paper cranes.
We are also available for demonstrations on how to fold origami
If you are interested in supporting our project please contact us for a chat.

Jessica Parker
Phone: 63333111
Samantha Adams
Phone: 63333111

TUESDAY 8 October

Mental Health Week Breakfast

Eureka Clubhouse

Breakfast is from 7.30am to 10am

All are welcome to attend: At Eureka Clubhouse, 6 Florence St Moonah.

Eureka Clubhouse is a community based psychosocial rehabilitation centre, run by and for people who have or have had mental health experiences.


Glenorchy City Council Mental Health Week Events

Supporting our community to Celebrate, Connect and Grow


Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshop

Civic Centre, Cooper Street Glenorchy.

10am - 2pm

The free workshop is an introduction to mental health promotion, prevention of mental ill health and early intervention.

Headspace Q&A

Baha'i Centre of Learning

Headspace Hobart is hosting a Q&A Panel and morning tea.

Special guest speaker Klaus Baur from TasCOSS, author of The Consumer Engagement Handbook for HACC Services in Tasmania

A panel consisting of young people including headspace Hobart Youth Reference Group members and members of The Glenorchy City Youth Task Force and Angela Pate (service provider), Youth Participation Officer for Glenorchy City Council.

Numbers are strictly limited.

Please contact Jess Fahey for more information:

'Leave the Scales to the Fish'

Tasmania Recovery from Eating Disorders invites to you 'Leave the Scales to the Fish'

A Breakfast function to celebrate community engagement in promoting better understanding of Eating Disorders.

Tuesday October 8th

At The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

Guest Speaker Christine Morgan
CEO The Butterfly Foundation
Cost $35 per head
Rsvp by Oct 2 to reserve your place/table
Fax 62232556



Glenorchy City Council Mental Health Week Events

Supporting our community to Celebrate, Connect and Grow

Glenorchy LINC - Celebrate, Connect and Grow Community Event

10.30am - 1.30pm

A morning tea will be held for community members and service providers that will feature free information and resources from over 20 community service groups.

There will be activities throughout the day and an opportunity to access wide range of information services, people and resources to support positive mental health.

Face painting, art and craft, mind gym and rock and rhyme story time activities are available for families with young children.

Glenorchy LINC - Lifeline Safe Talk Training

11am - 2pm

Lifeline Tasmania is hosting a free Safe Talk Training workshop for community members, community groups and health and community service providers

led by the training team at Lifeline. This workshop will equip community members to better respond to those who may need support.

For event information or to register for the Safe Talk workshop please contact Renate Hughes on (03)62 166770 or by email at


Headspace Hobart: Pop-UpYard

Glenorchy LINC

As part ofthe Celebrate, Connect and Grow Community Event

The yard will provide a space for people to relax, get informed about Headspace and mental health and will promote positive mental wellbeing through fun and creative activities including an instant photo booth.



Thursday 10 October


A community walk at 11am from the Hobart Regatta Ground to Parliament House Lawns to celebrate health & wellbeing and recovery.

When participants arrive at Parliament Lawns there will be activities, music and bbq and a chance to learn more about mental health services in our community.

Proudly brought to you by Mental Health Carers of Tasmania.

Drumming Circle

... a DRUMBEAT Taster!

Aspire and Langford wanted to do something a little different for Mental Health

Week this year. To help celebrate the people and supports surrounding us in

Hobart and strengthen these connections, we’d like to invite YOU to join our

drumming circle. Anyone interested is invited to join.

There are two sessions on offer with up to 20 places available per group.

Participants will be taught the basics of hand drumming on an African djembe

drum, learn a bit about what the DRUMBEAT program is all about, and enjoy

getting lost in the rhythms.

Bookings are not essential, but recommended to secure a spot!

When: Thursday 10th October.

Times: First Group = 2:00pm-2:45pm,

Second Group = 3:00pm-3:45pm.

Where: Lower Level 50 & Better

Centre (Mather’s House), Bathurst Street Hobart.

RSVP: Emma: (03) 6231 0635.

Colony47 Vegie Patch Plant Out

Join us to plant out our community veggie patch.

BBQ Lunch will be provided.

11.00am - 2.00pm

Colony 47, 432 Elizabeth Street North Hobart

Supported by Urban Farming Tasmania and Hydro Tasmania.

Friday 11 October

Mental Health and Wellbeing Exhibition in Launceston

Inveresk Tram Sheds

10.00am – 3.00pm

The Tram Sheds, Inveresk Rail Yard, 4 Invermay Road, Inveresk

Free Event

Presentations, stalls, guest speakers, music, dancing, free hand massages, zumba presentation, busk a move and free give aways.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Expo  is aimed for everyone, with interactive stalls from 5 – 99 year olds.  Have time to sit and listen to the guest speakers, have a free hand massage, check out “busk a move”, just relax and have some fun.


Fay Jackson Stress Less Seminar

By popular demand, motivational Speaker Fay Jackson Is returning to Kingston for Mental Health Week2013

This time for a full day seminar.

Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to attend a fun, informative day on all things mental health! There will be plenty of time for Q&A and lunch will be provided.

This is a free community event

WHEN: Friday 11 October 2013, 10am – 4pm

WHERE: The Centre, 100 Beach Rd Kingston

Please RSVP by 30 September2013


Proudly brought to you by Grow Tasmania in collaboration with Aspire and St Clements Kingston

Tasmanian Transcultural Mental Health Network Annual Forum

Baha'i Centre of Learning 9.30 am - 4.00 pm

This forum is recommended for agencies who work in the area of transcultural mental health and mainstream services wanting to increase their engagement with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities, CaLD community leaders and members, and Government representatives

Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Deakin University and Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council

Sue Todd, Phoenix Centre

Workshops will explore:

 Working with interpreters
 Family Violence
 International Students
 Crisis Management
 Sexual and gender diversity
 Youth
 Older People
COST: $40 for TTMHN members, $45 for non-TTMHN service providers

Please contact Rebecca Loring to RSVP or for further information:
Registrations close COB Friday, 4 October 2013


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