Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health & Wellbeing
There are many places in our City to see help if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health problem. Mental Health Services canterbury bankstown You may recognise that you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health problem. It is nothing to be ashamed of and there is plenty of help in the local area. Community

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CBCity Mental Health Month

CBCity has organised a range of activities for the month of October to mark Mental Health Month.
Take part in fun events which range from online workshops and information sessions to exercise classes, art exhibitions, HSC support and a city-wide scavenger hunt!

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For more information call 9707 9857.

Mental Health Month Activities

​Activity​Date​Time​Where​Description​Bookings
Anxiety for Young People​1 October

​11am - 12pm

6pm - pm

​Online​Presented by headspace Bankstown, join us in navigating anxiety in young people, where you’ll learn things to look out for with anxiety, tips that can help and where to seek additional support. Whether you’re a young person yourself, someone who works or cares for young people, or would like general information about anxiety in young people, this is the workshop for you.

Bookings essential

​Gratitude Tree1-31 October​​Opening hours (9.30am-5pm)​Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre - 80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown NSW 2200
“Let’s grow our Gratitude Tree Together”.
You can send an email to libraries@cbcity.nsw.gov.au and tell us what you are grateful for. We will transcribe your message onto the ‘leaves’ and stick onto the tree. Or, you can ask the librarians for the ‘leaves’ when you visit Bankstown Library.​
​No booking requir​ed
​Saturday Family Movie Night1-31 October​Anytime​Online​Canterbury Bankstown Libraries invite you and your family to the Saturday Family Movie Nights throughout October. 
Just a click, you can enjoy the movies in the comfort of your home and you can choose your own viewing time. All you need is your library card number.  
Below is a list of films from Beamafilm suitable for the whole family to enjoy. And of course, you can make your own selection. Happy viewing!
Week 1  
Best Friend from Heaven
​Week 2
Characterz
​Week 3
Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland
Week 4
Molly
Week 5
Back of the Net
​No booking required - click here to select your film (don't forget your library card number)
HSC Study Space6 October to 9 November4pm - 8pm,

Monday -Thursday

Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre - 80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown NSW 2200For HSC students.

Students will have FREE access to food, tutoring, online databases, and health and wellbeing advice.

Proof of student status is required for entry.

Students must adhere to hygiene practices and social distancing measures.

​Bookings essential via cb.city/libraryevent
Yoga7 October9.30am -10.30 amGreenacre Senior Citizens Centre - 202 Waterloo Rd, Greenacre NSW 2190Gentle yoga. Please bring own yoga mat, water and towel.Bookings essential
Introduction to Mental Health8 October​11am -12pm
6pm - 7pm
OnlinePresented by headspace Bankstown, come along and learn all about the wondrous world of mental health and wellbeing. This workshop can provide a better understanding of what mental health encompasses, with the opportunity of asking questions about mental health with a clinician.

Bookings essential

​Symbiosis – Bankstown Biennale 2020​10 October to 21 November​Opening hours 9am-5pm.​Bankstown Arts Centre - 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200​Bankstown Arts Centre asks artists to examine recent crises impacting us locally and globally, as an opportunity for transformative change. Bankstown Biennale opens on 10 October.​No booking required.

Click here for more information

Calm for Kids10 October & 24 October3pmCBTVMindfulness and relaxation activities to lessen anxiety and stress in children aged five to ten years. These sessions aim to help children build their emotional resilience, improve concentration and promote calmness.

Sessions will be run by a qualified wellness practitioner.

​No booking required.
Watch at http://cb.city/cbtv 
Walking Basketball13 October 20 October 27 October

3 November

10am -11.30amBankstown Basketball Stadium - 1 Third Ave, Condell Park NSW 2200Everyone is welcome to register and in this program, which specifically caters to the elderly and individuals with mobility issues.
Light morning tea will be provided and FREE gifts will be up for grabs to registered participants.

Bookings essential

Yoga in the Park14 October9.30am -10.30amPeace Park Ashbury - Trevenar St, Ashbury NSW 2193Gentle yoga. Please bring own yoga mat, water and towel.Bookings essential
Walking Basketball15 October 22 October 29 October

5 November

10am -11.30amCroydon Park Netball CourtsEveryone is welcome to register and in this program, which specifically caters to the elderly and individuals with mobility issues.
Light morning tea will be provided and FREE gifts will be up for grabs to registered participants.
Bookings essential
Feeling Well15 October11am -12pm

6pm -7pm

OnlinePresented by headspace Bankstown, join our workshop about learning skills for tough times, where we’ll cover healthy coping strategies and self-care. You’ll be able to understand how things can help you, or someone you know, feel better during days that aren’t so good.

Bookings essential

Friday with Frida Kahlo16 October7.15pm - 8.15pmOnlineIn this fun, beginner friendly session, we will explore Frida Kahlo's life and work.

Through this, we'll be inspired to use drawing techniques and collage to create our own Frida.

We'll then move on to a self-portrait inspired by Kahlo's many "selfies".

If there's time, we'll finish with a fun, Frida inspired drawing exercise that will really get your creative juices flowing.

No experience is needed for this workshop which is also family friendly (younger children must be accompanied by a paying adult).

Don't forget to grab paper, coloured and normal pencils and glue. You can also use paints and other mediums of your choice. You'll need old newspapers/magazines and anything you can use to create a collage such as ribbon, crepe paper, glitter, string, wool....anything you can find!

Bookings essential
Body confident children and teens20 October 10am -11.15amOnlineThis is a relaxed and informal seminar for parent and community members to give knowledge, practical information and tips on promoting positive body image in the home throughout childhood and adolescence.Bookings essential
Yoga21 October9.30am -10.30amGreenacre Senior Citizens Centre - 202 Waterloo Rd, Greenacre NSW 2190Gentle yoga. Please bring own yoga mat, water and towel. Bookings essential
Harry Potter Wand Making23 October6.30pm - 8pmBelmore Youth Resource Centre - 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore NSW 2192Are you are Fan of Harry Potter! Well we are making Harry Potter inspired wands! Come and join us on a Harry Potter fun filled night at the BYRC. Bookings essential
Body confident children and teens27 October7pm - 8.15pmOnlineThis is a relaxed and informal seminar for parent and community members to give knowledge, practical information and tips on promoting positive body image in the home throughout childhood and adolescence.

Bookings essential

Yoga in the Park28 October9.30am -10.30amPaul Keating Park - The Mall, Bankstown NSW 2200 Gentle yoga. Please bring own yoga mat, water and towel.Bookings essential
Arabic Living Library28 October11amOnlineListen to community members share stories on mental health and wellbeing. Event will be in Arabic.

No registration needed.

Children’s Anxiety28 October7pm - 8.30pmOnlineThis session will explore ways parents can deal with anxious thoughts and behaviours in young children. Bookings essential

CBCity Scavenger Hunt

CBCity has organised a range of activities for Mental Health Month this October. Take part in fun activities such as a scavenger hunt for your chance to win a picnic pack or mental health pack. All you have to do is go for a walk in one of our local parks!
There are five stops with questions at each park. Follow the instructions below to submit your answers for your chance to win.

Take part in Mental Health Month celebrations and go to any of these local parks listed and click on the links below to see which park is suitable for you​:

​Bankstown
​Bass Hill
Canterbury
​Revesby
​Roselands

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Visit all five spots in the park and answer the questions.
  2. Text your answers for each question to 0447 098 728 or email them to commdev@cbcity.nsw.gov.au
  3. When submitting your answers, be sure to include your name, the park you’re at, the question number and your answer.
    E.g “Thanh, Peace Park, Q1) A; Q2) D; Q3) True; Q4) A; and Q5) D.” Where applicable, chose multiple answers to each question.
  4. Go in the running to win fantastic prizes such as a picnic pack for the whole family.

For further information call 9707 9857.

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You may recognise that you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health problem. This can include changes in a person's thinking, emotional state or behaviour, which can in turn affect their daily life. These changes may disrupt the person's ability to work or carry out their usual personal relationships – just like a physical illness would. ​

People are often too afraid to access services simply because they feel that they will be judged in a negative way by the people around them, or be treated according to the stigma that surrounds mental illness. This is unfortunate as effective treatments are available for mental illness, and you should always be treated with respect. Treatment and support provided in the early stages of illness can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

Wh​ere to find help​​

headspace Bankstown​

​headspace Bankstown is a free and confidential service where young people between the ages of 12 and 25 can access friendly youth mental health professionals. ​

Beyond Blue​

provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.​

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. ​​

Heads Up

Heads Up is all about giving individuals and businesses the tools to create more mentally healthy workplaces.​

Grow NSW​​

Grow uses a 12-step program for recovery or prevention of mental illness.

Mental Health Australia

Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector and committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.​

One Door Mental Health

One Door Mental Health has Carer Advocates who provide individual support services and training for carers and families of someone with mental illness.

Community Mental Health Team

Provide a broad range of specialist mental health services.

Multicultural​ Mental Health Australia

Actively promotes t​he mental health and wellbeing of Australia's diverse communities.​

Recovery Point​

Recovery Point is a South Western Sydney Mental Health Resource that is an easy to use website and app. ​

Transcultural Me​ntal Health​

The Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC) works with people from culturally and linguistically (CALD) diverse communities, health professionals and partner organisations across NSW to support good mental health.​

Other resources

General Practitioners (GPs)

You can also find GP practices by suburb through the National Health Services Directory at www.nhsd.com.au

Mental Health Care Plans

A care plan prepared by a patient and GP which explains a person's mental health needs and goals, and outlines treatment options and support services to reach those goals.

Mental Hea​lth Professionals

While GPs may manage the treatment of an individual, under a Mental Health Care Plan, they may also decide to refer a person for psychological treatment with a mental health professional. These include psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists in mental health, mental health nurses, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Workers.