7-15 October 2023
Celebrating National Mental Health Week
on the Surf Coast


Community of the Minds

Chat about research and the importance of lived experience
Thursday October 12, 2023
  •  12:00pm
  to 2:00pm
Cost: Free
Location Geelong West Town Hall – Supper Room
Address: 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West VIC 3218
The Community and Research Network (CARN) is a network of health professionals, health consumers, researchers and interested community members, seeking to share their expertise and experience to promote good health and wellbeing for the community of Geelong.

We will have speakers with lived experience of mental health and researchers discussing their involvement with CARN.

Community members, find out how you can:
• be involved in mental health research as a community member using your lived experience.
• be an advisor during research design and development process,
• be a trial participant • learn about the research findings.

Researchers, discover how CARN can assist you with:
• research co-design
• participation recruitment
• informing the public of their results

Join us to hear more about how meaningful community participation can influence and improve mental and physical health research, and join in a fun interactive activity to demonstrate how each individual’s personality and experience can offer something new and different to research!

More Events

Friday October 13 2023

IMMERSION IN NATURE Art Exhibition Launch

12 - 22 October 2023
Location: Hoop Gallery
Cost: Exhibition Registration $10 | Exhibition Entry: Free
Saturday October 14 2023

The Mad Hat Trivia Night

Prize for the best hat!
Location: Mr Archer Wine Bar
Cost: $20 for team of 4; $30 for team of 6
Monday October 9 2023

What is this Thing Called Mental Illness?

Build conversational confidence in mental wellbeing conversations.
Location: Torquay Community House
Cost: Free