9-16 October 2022
Celebrating National Mental Health Week
on the Surf Coast

2022 Events

Saturday October 1

Starry Starry Night

A Mind Heart Body Ball & Fundraiser
Location: Mount Duneed Estate
Cost: $150
Sunday October 9

DREAMS Art Exhibition

9-16 October 2022
Location: The MAC Multi Arts Centre
Cost: Free
Monday October 10

Big Boys Breakfast

Because Big Boys DO Cry
Location: Torquay Bowls Club
Cost: $50
Tuesday October 11

Read for Life

Mental Health Week Panel Discussion
Location: Torquay Library
Cost: FREE
Wednesday October 12

Creative Arts & Managing the Mind

Exciting panel line up discussing all things arty and mental
Location: Online
Cost: free
Thursday October 13

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: Torquay Community House
Cost: $15 donation to Foundation61 (workshop valued at $250)
Thursday October 13

Community of the Minds

Brought to you by The Community and Research Network (CARN)
Location: Kitchener House
Cost: Free
Thursday October 13

Surf Coast Song Contest

Songs of Hope and Wellbeing
Location: Torquay Bowls Club
Cost: Song Entry: $30 / Song Contest: Free
Friday October 14

Finding Stillness

FREE Yoga Lesson with It's All Yoga
Location: It's all yoga
Cost: Free
Friday October 14

Sound Healing Session

Location: Torquay Community House
Cost: FREE
Saturday October 15

The Man Walk

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

Lukey's Open Mic

Enjoy an afternoon of live music at Bells Beach Brewing
Location: Bells Beach Brewery
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, 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.