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

Mental Health Month 2021

Connect with your community by tuning in to Council’s programs and events throughout October. For more, see below or call 9707 9857.

​Activity​Date and Time
Community Safety Campaign
Learn practical ways and helpful tips to stay safe in CBCity. Join us online for two weeks of workshops, covering topics including:
  • Scam and fraud awareness
  • Self-care and wellbeing
  • Cyber safety
  • Healthy relationships
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Fire safety
  • Pool and ocean safety
  • Personal safety
  • Prevention of abuse
  • Storms and flooding
Belmore Youth Resource Centre
We have a range of wellbeing activities planned for our young people and tweens during the month of October!
Join us as we will be making slime, affirmation cards, and yummy healthy smoothies, and tune into our online music gig every Friday night!
Online Escape Room
You’re trapped in a virtual room and you need to get out. Team up and work together to find clues that will lead closer to your escape, with a chance of winning a major prize once you make it through. For ages 12-18 years.
1920s Fashion Illustration and Design
Hosted by Rebel Stepz, this 1920s themed workshop is both unique and creative. We will begin by delving into the beautiful fashion of the 1920s, looking at the styles, colours and designs worn by women. We'll also research some art deco patterns so we can play around with shape and symmetry to add to our illustrations.
Zumba Gold for Seniors
Fun Latin dance, moves, low impact with easy-to-follow steps.
  • ​Wednesday 6 October, 10:30-11:30am
  • Wednesday 13 October, 10:30-11:30am
  • Wednesday 20 October, 10:30-11:30am
  • Wednesday 27 October, 10:30-11:30am
  • Register online here
Strength and Balance
Enjoy fun sessions with music focusing on strength, balance and flexibility. Designed for people unsteady on their feet.
  • ​Thursday 7 October, 10.30-11.30am
  • Thursday 14 October, 10.30-11.30am
  • Thursday 21 October, 10.30-11.30am
  • Thursday 28 October, 10.30-11.30am
  • Register online here
Canterbury-Bankstown Parent and Carer Mental Health Education Session
Headspace National is hosting free mental health education sessions on ways to support young person when they are concerned about their mental health.
The session aims to:
  • Strengthen your understanding of mental health and will cover the warning signs for suicide and self-harm;
  • Strengthen your understanding and skills in how to cope and know where to find help;
  • Build awareness of local services and the various support services available; and
  • Strengthen relationships between local area mental health services, local schools,
  • Headspace centres and other community organisations.

Location: This session will be delivered by a webinar online.
This will be a live session and will not be recorded. You will receive a digital information pack following the conclusion of the session.

Emotional Wellbeing Workshop with Headspace
Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience Workshop for people aged 17-25 years, to help you build your skills to manage stress and anxiety, as well as demands and pressures.
Healthy Minds
An afternoon for your mental health
Join mental health professionals, youth workers and young people for an afternoon focused on your mental health. Learn the signs to look for and how to support yourself and others, meet new people and participate in mindfulness activities. For young people, 12-24 years who live, work or study in Canterbury Bankstown.

Helping children bounce back in hard times
Join clinical psychologist Megan Taylor in a discussion on self-esteem and children.
Topics will include:

How to raise happy children;
What is self-esteem;
Why it is so important to build your child's self-esteem, and how this helps them do well at preschool and school; and
Ways to build your child’s self-esteem and strong relationships.

 

Wh​ere to find help​​

In an eme​rgency, call 000

​​Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14​

​​are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide ​prevention services. ​

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. ​

The Corner Youth Health Service​

SWSLHD Youth​ Health Services are specialised multidisciplinary primary health care services for marginalised and at risk young people. ​​

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.​

Talklink

The vision of talklink is to connect young Australians with the right mental health support through an approachable and modern directory. We’re also keen on mental health education. Which is why we kicked off a podcast all about mental health - the podcast is 100% self funded (no advertisers or third parties) in order to bring you authentic, real conversations with the clear goal of increasing awareness and conversations about mental health.

Other resources

General Practitioners (GPs)

You can also find GP practices by suburb through the Natio​nal 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.

7 Tips to Wellbeing

a guide to 7 ways to practice self-care 

Say YES to Healthy Relationships

Say YES to healthy relationships! Domestic and family violence can have a significant negative impact on the mental health of those subjected to the abuse, children, friends and family. Say NO to DV and YES to healthy relationships! Find out more.

Say yes to healthy relationships 

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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.