Celebrating October,
National Mental Health Month.

2021 Events

Thursday September 30

Free Mental Health First Aid Course

For Lorne & Surrounds Residents
Location: Mantra Lorne
Cost: Free
Friday October 1

RESILIENCE Art Exhibition Launch

A celebration of our creative community
Location: Anglesea Art Space
Cost: Free
Saturday October 2

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: The Salty Dog Cafe
Cost: Free
Saturday October 2

Starry Starry Night (POSTPONED UNTIL 2022)

A Mind Heart Body Ball & Fundraiser
Location: Mount Duneed Estate
Cost: $150
Monday October 4

Wildlife Xposure

An opportunity for the family and young ones to meet Biscuit the Sea Star
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Tuesday October 5

Supporting Employees' Mental Wellbeing

Presented by Mental Health Industry Advisory Network
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Thursday October 7

Connecting to your purpose and values: who you truly are

How to make decisions easily, powerfully in your personal and professional life - even in challenging times
Location: Online
Cost: $15 donation to Foundation61 (workshop valued at $250)
Friday October 8

Surf Coast Song Contest

Location: Torquay Bowls Club
Cost: Song Entry: $30
Saturday October 9

Baines Brains Fest - Free Yoga Class

FREE Yoga Class With Live Music
Location: It's all yoga
Cost: Free
Saturday October 9

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: The Salty Dog Cafe
Cost: Free
Saturday October 9

Baines Brains Fest - Lukey's Open Mic Sunset Sessions

Round 2
Location: Bells Beach Brewery
Cost: Free
Saturday October 9

Baines Brains Fest - Lukey's Open Mic

Round 1
Location: Ginger Monkey
Cost: Free
Tuesday October 12

Connected Communities

What does being mentally connected look like? Free education event for service professionals and the general community (min age 18)
Location: Online
Cost: free
Thursday October 14

Free Mental Health First Aid Course

For District 7 CFA Lorne Staff & Volunteers and Lorne Community Hospital Carers
Location: Mantra Lorne
Cost: Free
Saturday October 16

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: The Salty Dog Cafe
Cost: Free
Saturday October 16

The 3 Treasures Wellbeing Retreat

One-day immersion into Yoga, Qi Gong, Chanting and Sound Healing
Location: Bancoora-in
Cost: $120
Sunday October 17

The 3 Treasures Wellbeing Retreat

One-day immersion into Yoga, Qi Gong, Chanting and Sound Healing
Location: Bancoora-in
Cost: $120
Monday October 18

The Community and Research Network (CARN) Student Seminar Series

Hear about new and emerging research
Location: Zoom Webinar - registration link coming soon
Cost: Free
Friday October 22

Mindfulness Sensory Walk

Living in the Moment Mindfulness Walk
Location: Meet Elephant Walk Park car park, Torquay Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228
Cost: Free
Saturday October 23

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: Salty Dog Café
Cost: Free
Sunday October 24

HERStory

A Special Women's Day Celebration & Fundraiser
Location: Mt Duneed Estate
Cost: $50
Saturday October 30

Sounds of Hope

A time for community, friends and family to connect.
Location: Torquay Christian Fellowship
Cost: $20
Saturday October 30

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: Salty Dog Cafe
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 Month, includes the prevention of mental illness, supporting those in the early stages of developing a mental illness, and for those who may be worsening with a mental illness, provide hope in recovery. Art of the Minds is passionate about sharing resilience-focused messages in recovery and building community support.

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