Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month
Throughout Mental Health Month, the City of Canterbury Bankstown is involved in a series of programs and activities to raise awareness and show support for our community. Mental Health Month Throughout Mental Health Month, the City of Canterbury Bankstown is involved in a series of programs and activities to raise awareness and show support for our community. Events; What's On
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Throughout Mental Health Month, the City of CanterburyBankstown is involved in a series of programs and activitiesto raise awareness and show support for our community.

Art for Wellness Exhibition

  • When: 2-31 October
  • Where: Incubate Gallery, Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
A FREE exhibition showcasing ceramic and visual artworks exploring creativity and wellbeing. For more information, visit cb.city/artscentre or call 9707 5400.​

Active Canterbury Bankstown

  • When: Every Tuesday and Friday in October
  • Time: 10am
  • Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, 150 Belmore Road, Riverwood
Active Canterbury-Bankstown and Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre support this initiative encouraging all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing.
This month also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of mental health in our everyday lives and encourages us to seek help when needed.
We would like to invite you to participate in FREE yoga sessions, whether it be to take part in the classes and clear your mind or
just dropping in for a friendly chat!
For more information, call 9707 9236 or visit cb.city/activecb-yoga

Anxiety Awareness Workshops

  • When: 9.30am Wednesday 10 October, 5.30pm Wednesday 17 October
  • Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
Did you know anxiety disorders affect 1 in 10 children? We will be holding two FREE anxiety awareness workshops for school students and parents.
For more information or to book your spot, call 9707 9737.​

Extended Library Hours for Students

  • When: Every Wednesday in October
  • Time: 8-10pm
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road, Bankstown
During this time, students will also have access to: FREE food, FREE tutoring, life coaching conversations, library HSC resources, online databases and plenty of health and wellbeing activities!
Make sure to bring your student ID card to guarantee entry. This event is drug and alcohol free. * Students who attend 3 or more sessions may also be eligible to receive a FREE one on one tutoring/counselling voucher. For more information, visit cb.city/youth or email justine.foo@cbcity.nsw.gov.au​

Mental Health Film Festival

Places are limited. To register, visit cb.city/mentalhealthmonth
For any questions, or to advise accessibility requirements, please call 9707 9857.

Wadjda

  • When: Thursday 4 October
  • Time: 1.30pm
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
Come and enjoy the short documentary Into the Light: an Arabic resource on psychological health. There will also be a screening of Wadjda, which is an Arabic film (with English subtitles) about a Saudi girl, who signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.​

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • When: Thursday 11 October
  • Time: 6pm
  • Where: Belmore Sports Ground Theatrette, Edison Lane, Belmore
Come and enjoy The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which is a film about an introvert freshman who is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.​

Still Alice

  • When: Thursday 18 October
  • Time: 2pm
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
Come and enjoy Still Alice, which is a film about a linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.​

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

  • When: Thursday 25 October
  • Time: 2pm
  • Where: Belmore Sports Ground Theatrette, Edison Lane, Belmore
Come and enjoy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which is a film about British retirees that travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

K1CKOFF Soccer Tournament by Youth Off the Streets

  • When: Friday 5 October
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Where: KIKOFF Canterbury, 573A Punchbowl Road, Lakemba
Register as a team or an individual to play. Raise awareness of Youth Mental Health and learn about Wellbeing. Register at cb.city/kickoff​

Mental Health and Wellbeing in CALD Communities Symposium

  • When: 23-24 October
  • Cost: $50 per person
The Mental Health and Wellbeing in CALD Communities Symposium will bring multicultural workers together to share their insights, discuss best practice, and increase their understanding of cultural nuances around mental health.
The symposium will include speakers, panel discussions and workshops, covering a range of key issues and ideas unpacking mental health and wellbeing. By bringing together representatives of front line organisations and key government departments, we can generate innovative ideas and strategies to increase services’ capacity to engage with CALD communities in a culturally sensitive way around mental health and wellbeing.

Salsa 4 Seniors

  • When: Every Wednesday from 10 October – 12 December
  • Time: 10am-noon
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, Rehearsal Room 2, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
The City of Canterbury Bankstown is hosting FREE Salsa 4 Seniors classes at the Bankstown Arts Centre. We believe that part of healthy ageing is to remain physically active, mentally stimulated, and socially connected. Please note, on Wednesday 31 October the session will be in the forecourt. For more information, call 9707 9464 or email sandra.loyola-sandoval@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Share a Feed

  • When: Wednesday 10 October
  • Time: Noon
  • Where: The Cantina, 63 The Mall, Bankstown
Humanity Matters’ Share a Feed is an inclusive meal prepared by the community, and shared by the community.
This month, the Share a Feed meal will be themed around mental health, and will involve a presentation from and inspiring guest speaker specialising in mental health and wellness. Volunteers will prepare the meal and the attendees will ‘pay what they can’ for the meal.
All proceeds of the event will go to future community meals. For more information, visit cb.city/youth or email justine.foo@cbcity.nsw.gov.au