There are more than 270 events taking place this week for Queensland Mental Health Week. We’ve highlighted a few that are on tomorrow. You can find the full list here: https://www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au/
The Melting Pot: COVID-19 and Mental Health (online): Open Minds are proud to present this live streamed panel event during Mental Health Week. Join industry leaders, including our Commissioner Ivan Frkovic and National Mental Health Commissioner Lucy Brogden, discussing mental health and COVID-19. Live streamed from 3.30pm-4.30pm. Visit website
Eat and meet at Emerge Café Toowoomba: Emerge and Lives Lived Well are joining forces to shine a spotlight on the range of wellbeing support services available to young people in the Darling Downs region. From noon to 2pm enjoy a delicious light lunch prepared by the café’s trainees and meet the teams from Emerge and Lives Lived Well. Emerge Cafe provides crisis support, accommodation, employment and an opportunity to get life on track through innovative and “never quit” programs.
Wellbeing Workshop #1 (Gatton): Wellbeing workshops from Lockyer Community Centre held over two days offering information, resources and interactive activities on techniques and strategies. They aim to assist with anxiety, stress etc. Activities include drumming, meditation and chakra dance. Giveaways, light lunch and refreshments provided. Visit Website
Bwgcolman Talent Show: Organised by the Palm Island Community Company, the Bwgcolman Talent Show aims to encourage young people in the Palm Island community to identify their strengths and talents and develop the confidence to share them. All acts for the Bwgcolman Talent Show are to be PG rated as the event is a family event. It can be any talent, from dance, singing, tricks poetry, comedy to tik-toks. Video entries only. From 6pm.
Suicide prevention for young workers in the construction industry (online): Construction apprentices and their supervisors are invited to join at 7am for a discussion about suicide prevention for young workers in the construction industry. Research has found that young males working in the construction industry in Queensland are at a higher risk of suicide and are twice as likely to take their own lives than other young Australian males. MATES in Construction CEO Jorgen Gullestrup will discuss the unique characteristics of young workers that contribute to this over representation, how today’s challenging climate is impacting young workers in the industry, and what you can do to manage the risks in your workplace. Visit website.