Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in October in NSW. It encourages the community to think about our mental health and wellbeing, whether experiencing mental illness or not.

North Sydney Community Centre (NSCC) is hosting three events alongside Northside Produce Market, highlighting the importance of mental health in everyday life and the benefits finding help for yourself and others. Mental Health poster1v2

In today’s society, most of us face increasing commitments. Unfortunately, with so many responsibilities in our lives, our mental health and wellbeing can become less of a priority. Taking care of our own mental health is just as important as looking after our family, friends, physical health and work life commitments.

Lost Bird Found Mental Health Project  - Saturday 7 October
9am-11am / FREE

Northside Produce Market, Civic Park, 220 Miller Street, North Sydney

This project encourages the community to host and/or participate in the making of birds to spread awareness about mental health. Birds are created and hidden throughout North Sydney during the month of October - it’s finders keepers! These unique birds have a card attached with links to mental health support services. Each bird sends a message of hope and support, thanks to North Sydney Council.

Meditation Yoga  - Saturday 21 October
Session one: 8am/Session two: 9am / FREE

Northside Produce Market, Civic Park, 220 Miller Street, North Sydney

Meditation Yoga can help you reduce anxiety and be in a more relaxed state. As soon as you start breathing
deeply, you slow down out of fight or flight and calm your nervous system.

Living works, Suicide awareness - safeTALK @ North Sydney Community Centre
Saturday 21 October
10am - 1pm / FREE

North Sydney Community Centre, 220 Miller Street, North Sydney

safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting people in distress or in need of help with life-saving intervention resources.

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