Celebrating October,
National Mental Health Month.

2021 Events

Tuesday October 26

Gratitude Jars For Sale

Capture the spirit of living, celebrating life events, memories and expressing words of love.
Location: Torquay
Thursday September 30

Free Mental Health First Aid Course

For Lorne & Surrounds Residents
Location: Mantra Lorne
Cost: Free
Saturday October 2

The Man Walk

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

Resilience Art Exhibition

2-10 October 2021
Location: Anglesea Art Space
Cost: Free
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)
Saturday October 9

The Man Walk

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

Baines Brains Fest - Free Yoga Class (Now online!)

FREE Yoga Class With Live Music
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Sunday October 10

World Mental Health Day

Join Art of the Minds in celebrating World Mental Health Day!
Location: Wherever you are!
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
Friday October 15

Meet Biscuit the Sea Star

Get a photo with Biscuit and then create your own.
Location: Cafe El Nido
Cost: Free
Saturday October 16

Meet Biscuit the Sea Star

Get a photo with Biscuit and then create your own.
Location: The Salty Dog Cafe
Cost: Free
Saturday October 16

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: The Salty Dog Cafe
Cost: Free
Monday October 18

The Community and Research Network (CARN) Student Seminar Series

Hear about new and emerging research
Location: Zoom Webinar
Cost: Free
Friday October 22

Mindfulness Sensory Walk (Cancelled)

Living in the Moment Mindfulness Walk
Location: Meet Elephant Walk Park car park, Torquay Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228
Cost: Free
Friday October 22

Meet Biscuit the Sea Star

Get a photo with Biscuit and then create your own.
Location: Cafe El Nido
Cost: Free
Saturday October 23

Meet Biscuit the Sea Star

Get a photo with Biscuit and then create your own.
Location: Evokes - Coffee Bar
Cost: Free
Saturday October 23

Finding Your True North

Redefining your purpose and passion through story, stillness and movement.
Location: It's All Yoga Torquay
Cost: $88
Saturday October 23

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: Salty Dog Café
Cost: Free
Saturday October 30

Sounds of Hope (now online)

A time for community, friends and family to connect.
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Saturday October 30

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: Salty Dog Cafe
Cost: Free
Saturday October 30

Finding Your True North

Redefining your purpose and passion through story, stillness and movement.
Location: It's All Yoga Torquay
Cost: $88
Saturday December 4

Baines Brains Fest - Lukey's Open Mic Sessions

Location: Bells Beach Brewery
Cost: Free
Tuesday January 25

Surf Coast Song Contest (postponed until 25th of January 2022)

Location: Torquay Bowls Club
Cost: Song Entry: $30
Sunday May 22

HERStory

A Special Women's Day Celebration & Fundraiser
Location: Mt Duneed Estate
Cost: $50
Saturday October 1

Starry Starry Night

A Mind Heart Body Ball & Fundraiser
Location: Mount Duneed Estate
Cost: $150
Saturday October 15

The 3 Treasures Wellbeing Retreat

One-day immersion into Yoga, Qi Gong, Chanting and Sound Healing
Location: Bancoora-in
Cost: $120
Sunday October 16

The 3 Treasures Wellbeing Retreat

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

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.