Celebrating October,
National Mental Health Month.

Events Calendar

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Thursday October 1

'Made With Love' Short Independent Film

Film launch - Available throughout October
Location: Online - YouTube
Cost: Free
Thursday October 1

#MOVE 4 THE MIND

Promoting healthy bodies and healthy minds
Cost: Free
Thursday October 1

GRATITUDE Art Exhibition Launch

Virtual Exhibition throughout October
Cost: Free
Thursday October 1

# MOVE 4 THE MIND: Week 1 Challenge

Cover 12.5km this week!
Cost: Free
Friday October 2

Mental Wellbeing Connections

For the mature-aged
Location: Online
Cost: Free but bookings essential
Saturday October 3

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: The Salty Dog Cafe
Cost: Free
Monday October 5

Wildlife Xposure

An opportunity for the family and young ones to meet Biscuit the Starfish
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Tuesday October 6

Creating Personal Resilience

A workshop that cultivates courage, vulnerability and whole-hearted living
Location: Online
Cost: Free / Bookings essential
Wednesday October 7

The Mental Health Advisory Network Meeting

Supporting good mental health in business.
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Thursday October 8

Finding the Right Mental Health Professional

Session for the community (recommended age 18+), professional practitioners and university students
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Friday October 9

Mental Wellbeing Connections

For the mature-aged
Location: Online
Cost: Free but bookings essential
Saturday October 10

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: The Salty Dog Cafe
Cost: Free
Saturday October 10

World Mental Health Day

A day to be connected in community and connected in cause
Sunday October 11

Paint The Town Red @ The Stoop

Location: The Stoop
Monday October 12

#MOVE 4 THE MIND: Week 2 Challenge

Take a break halfway & connect with your environment
Cost: Free
Wednesday October 14

Connected Communities

Understanding Mental Wellbeing. Free education event for service professionals and the general community (min age 18)
Location: Online
Cost: free
Thursday October 15

Poetry Slam of the Minds

This year's theme: LOCKDOWN SLAM
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Friday October 16

Mental Wellbeing Connections

For the mature-aged
Location: Online
Cost: Free but bookings essential
Saturday October 17

The Sounds of Hope

An afternoon for community, friends and family to connect.
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Saturday October 17

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: Salty Dog Café
Cost: Free
Monday October 19

#MOVE 4 THE MIND: Week 3 Challenge

Promoting social connections - walk with a friend!
Cost: Free
Tuesday October 20

Wildlife Xposure

An opportunity for the family and young ones to meet Biscuit the Starfish
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Wednesday October 21

Practicing What We Preach!

Mental Health First Aid Training for Art of the Minds Volunteers
Cost: $250
Friday October 23

Mental Wellbeing Connections

For the mature-aged
Location: Online
Cost: Free but bookings essential
Saturday October 24

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: Salty Dog Cafe
Cost: Free
Sunday October 25

Tai Chi / QiGong

Moving Meditation
Location: Quay Reserve Oval
Cost: $10
Monday October 26

#MOVE 4 THE MIND: Week 4 Challenge

Slow down & practise mindfulness
Cost: Free
Thursday October 29

Finding Your True North

Redefining Purpose and Passion Through Story Stillness and Movement
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Friday October 30

Mindfulness Sensory Walk

When did you last walk barefoot on the beach?
Location: Meet Elephant Walk Park car park, Torquay Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228
Friday October 30

Mental Wellbeing Connections

For the mature-aged
Location: Online
Cost: Free but bookings essential
Saturday October 31

Mad Hatter's Festival Farewell

Celebrating an event-filled Mental Health Awareness Month
Location: Il Matto Torquay
Saturday October 31

The Man Walk

Men walking, talking and supporting
Location: The Salty Dog Cafe
Cost: Free
Thursday November 26

Surf Coast Song Contest

Location: Bells Beach Brewing
Cost: $10
Thursday December 17

Lukey's Open Mic

Location: Bells Beach Brewing
Cost: Free