What's happening online now

What's happening online now
 

Each week we have a heap of new online programs and activities for you to do in the safety and comfort of your home during lockdown – all FREE! Check out our list of programs below. 

Police colouring competition

We're hosting a colouring in and drawing competition with your local Police Area Commands. Join in for your chance to win one of six Safety Gift Bags and your very own CBCity Monopoly board game.

Dementia Information Sessions

Learn how to best support yourself or someone you know living with dementia. Know what you should be looking out for.

Register to our FREE online sessions, and secure your FREE information booklet. Bookings essential.

  • When: 10am-1pm, Thursday, 30 September - Vietnamese
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

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
  • When: 27 September - 9 October
  • Who: All ages
  • Where: Online
  • Register here
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.

Mindful Gardening

Join us online with Toni Salter, The Veggie Lady, this Mental Health Week and learn how to slow down and practise mindfulness in any garden, big or small. Get tips on how to engage your five senses and build a garden to enhance your mental health and wellbeing.

  • When: Thursday 7 October, 12.30-1.30pm
  • Who: All ages
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register 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.

This will be a live session and will not be recorded. You will receive a digital information pack following the conclusion of the session.

  • When: Wednesday 13 October, 7-8pm
  • Who: Parents and Carers
  • Where: Online
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.
  • When: Monday 18 October, 4-5pm
  • Who: Ages 17-25 years
  • Where: Online
  • Register here

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.

  • When: Wednesday 20 October, 1:30-3:30pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Online on zoom
  • Register here

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.

Culture and Connection Creators

This program focuses on training, mentoring and connecting you with like-minded individuals. It aims to deliver youth-led community events that celebrate culture, music, food and young people.

  • When: Mondays, 4-6pm
  • Who: Ages 17-25 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Sisterhood

Connect with others in a place where young women feel welcome. Join in fun activities and have open conversations about real issues and current trends.

  • When: Every Tuesday, 3-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Youth Drop-in

An online space for young people to enjoy awesome rounds of trivia, scavenger hunts, social chats and much more.

  • When: Every Wednesday, 4.30-5.30pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Zumba Gold for Seniors

Fun Latin dance, moves, low impact with easy to follow steps.

  • When: Every Wednesday, 1 September – 3 November, 10.30-11.30am
  • Who: Seniors
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Read and Sing

20min live virtual story time with a Librarian from Canterbury Bankstown libraries. Each week will have new stories, songs and words of the day.

  • When: Every Wednesday and Thursday, 10.30am
  • Who: Children ages 1-5 years and their parents
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Strength & Balance class

A fun session with music focusing on Strength, Balance and Flexibility. Simple and basic exercises, a great way to boost your confidence in getting back to Fitness & Wellbeing.

  • When: Every Thursday, 10.30-11.30am
  • Who: Specifically designed for people who are unsteady on their feet, are concerned about falling or have had a fall.
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Tweens Online

An online space for young people to enjoy awesome rounds of trivia, scavenger hunts, social chats and much more.

  • When: Every Thursday, 4-5pm
  • Who: Ages 8-12 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

LGBTIQA Youth Group

A safe and welcoming environment for LGBTIQA young people.

  • When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 5.30-7pm
  • Who: Ages 16-25 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Call 0447 098 728 for more information.

Youth Entrepreneurial Workshops

Share your ideas on what makes a market great. Create goods to be sold, learn proven business models and gain marketing skills.

 

  • When:  Thursdays, 3-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

EnviroCrew

We're looking for young people to share their ideas about how we can better care for our natural environment.

  • When: Every Friday, 4.30-5.30pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Email byrc@cbcity.nsw.gov.au for more information 

Dungeons and Dragons

Help create your own hero's story. Put your ideas together with others to help solve riddles, make new allies, find clues and defeat evil!

 

  • When: Fortnightly on Fridays, fortnightly from 27 August, 5.30-8.30pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Looking for more things to do during lockdown?

Check out Council's What's On page. There's  lots to see on CBTV and other programs run by the community.

Download the online youth programs flyer here

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