6-13th October 2024
Celebrating National Mental Health Week
on the Surf Coast

2024 Events

Sunday May 26 2024
Her Story Art of the Minds Mental Health 2024

Her Story 2024

Sharing our journey, sharing our stories
Location: Mount Duneed Estate
Cost: $60 + booking fee
Friday June 21 2024
Presented by Art of the Minds, June 21st at Mount Duneed Estate

2024 Community Mental Wellbeing Award

Presented by Art of the Minds
Location: Feast Studio Torquay
Cost: Free Registration
Tuesday October 1 2024

Standard Mental Health First Aid

MHFA Accredited Training
Location: Torquay Community House
Cost: Free
Sunday October 6 2024

Donate to Art of the Minds

Support mental health education in our community.
Sunday October 6 2024

Art Exhibition

Location: AAH Art & Healing
Cost: $10 Artist Registration Fee
Monday October 7 2024

Striving for Hope to make lasting change

Free Webinar
Location: Online webinar
Cost: Free
Tuesday October 8 2024

Standard Mental Health First Aid

MHFA Accredited Training
Location: Torquay Community House
Cost: Free
Tuesday October 8 2024

2024 Song Contest

Songs of Hope & Wellbeing
Location: Torquay Bowls Club
Cost: Free Entry to Contest/$30 Artist Registration
Wednesday October 9 2024

Mad Hatter Trivia Night

Mad Hats & Mental Health
Location: Torquay Sands Golf Club
Cost: $20pp
Thursday October 10 2024
Laughing Yoga at Salty Dog Cafe Torquay

Laughing Yoga @ Fishos

Laughter Yoga at Salty Dog
Location: Salty Dog Cafe
Cost: FREE
Friday October 11 2024

Lowercase Poetry

Presents 'Activate'
Location: Great Ocean Road Gin
Cost: $5
Saturday October 12 2024

Man Walk

Walk, Talk, Support
Location: Salty Dog Cafe
Cost: Free
Sunday October 13 2024

Teeing off to Mental Health Week

Golf Week at Torquay Golf Club
Location: Torquay Golf Club, RACV Club
Cost: Free

Our Mission

Art of the Minds aims to activate, educate and engage the Surf Coast and wider community to creatively manage mental health and wellbeing. 

Our festival message throughout October and coinciding with National Mental Health Week, is aimed at reducing stigma and normalising the experience of mental illness across all ages and demographics of the population.


Art of the Minds is passionate about sharing resilience-focused messages by reinforcing through creative education platforms, that Hope is central to the recovery of all mental wellbeing challenges.


We focus on the importance of community connections, by attracting like-minded individuals to not only attend our events but also share positive lived experiences of mental wellbeing management.

Our 5 C’s!  Celebrating Creative Community Conversations & Connections in mental wellbeing.