2016 Cobaw Community Health Mental Health Week Festival Program

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Welcome to the 2016 Cobaw Community Health Mental Health Week Festival Program. Come and enjoy the many FREE events held across the Macedon Ranges Shire as part of this year’s Mental Health Week.

2016 COBAW

COMMUNITY

HEALTH

MENTAL

HEALTH

WEEK

FESTIVAL

Come

Presented with the support of

VACountry & Goldfields Libraries

MONDAY 10 TH

OCTOBER


FRIDAY 14 TH

OCTOBER

and enjoy the many FREE events in

the Macedon Ranges Shire as part of this

year’s Mental Health Week.

Be it activating your body, expanding

and/or settling your mind or engaging

with hot topics and discussions –

there’s something in it for all.

Take a look inside for more details.


INTRODUCTION TO THE FESTIVAL

BY CEO MARGARET MCDONALD

Cobaw Community Health supports communities through offering

a range of counselling, alcohol and other drugs and emergency relief

services as well as social support and respite programs. Cobaw’s goal for

the 2016 Cobaw Community Health Mental Health Week Festival is to

raise awareness, educate and engage local residents by offering a range of

events which assist in addressing mental health conditions.

Cobaw is a proud advocate in providing mental health and wellbeing

programs across the communities of the Macedon Ranges. We recognise

the importance of understanding mental illness and the impact it can

have on individuals and families.

Unfortunately mental illness is too common affecting one in five

Australians each year. At least one third of young people will experience

an episode of mental illness by the age of 25 years. These statistics

demonstrate the strong need for effective mental health interventions.

Thanks to the efforts of our generous contributing agencies and staff members we have been able to create a

unique and varied program designed to provide individuals with the opportunity to reconnect towards positively

managing their mental health.

We encourage and welcome all community members to come along and join us by attending one of the many

exciting free events being offered across Mental Health Week. As a community we can work together to help

overcome challenges and adversity associated with mental illness.

FEATURED EVENT

MEN, MASCULINITY & SPORT:

EVERYBODY

‘SCRUM’ MOVIE SCREENING

& Q&A PANEL

Friday 14th October, 6:00pm – 9:30pm

The Norma Richardson Hall, St Mary’s Woodend

Presented by Cobaw Community Health

& VACountry

Scrum is an award winning Australian

documentary that tells a story of

determination, acceptance and brotherhood

that’s changing the way people view sport,

masculinity and homosexuality. A visually

arresting documentary that reveals what it

means for these incredible tough men to be able to compete and be accepted for who they are, raising many

interesting questions about men, masculinity and sport.

In addition to the screening there will be a Q&A panel featuring a key selection of local professionals

who specialise in or work closely supporting men. The panel will explore and answer questions about the

expectations and pressures placed on men and how this affects their mental health.

*This event is proudly supported by VACountry & Rainbow Network


FESTIVAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Name of Event Type Date Time Venue

Mental Health Week Launch Community BBQ Mon 10th October 12:00pm – 1:30pm Cnr Mollison & High

Street Kyneton

Yoga Class Class Mon 10th October 1:00pm - 2:30pm Kyneton Toyota Sports &

Aquatic Centre

Living In A Modern Family Workshop /

Presentation

Mon 10th October 6:00pm – 7:30pm Cobaw Woodend Hub

Inspirational Minds Exhibition

Opening

Art Exhibition Tue 11th – 13th October Opening

11:00am – 12:30pm

Kyneton Town Hall

Relaxation and Meditation Session Class Tue 11th October 12:30pm – 1:30pm Kyneton Town Hall

Young People and Sleep Workshop /

Presentation

Food & Your Mood –

Community Lunch

Community Lunch

& Q&A Session

Your Anxious Teen Workshop /

Presentation

How To Teach Your Kids How To

Drive Without Going Mad

Workshop /

Presentation

Tue 11th October 4:30pm – 5:45pm Gisborne Library

Wed 12th October 12:30pm – 1:30pm Kyneton Mechanics

Institute

Thu 13th October 5:30pm – 6:30pm Cobaw Woodend Hub

Thu 13th October 6:30pm – 7:30pm Cobaw Woodend Hub

Seniors Exercise Class Class Fri 14th October 9:00am – 10:00am Woodend

Neighbourhood House

Drugs, Alcohol & Mental Health Q&A Session Fri 14th October 3:30pm – 4:45pm Kyneton Library

Scrum Film Screening & Q&A Panel

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Training

Film Screening &

Q&A Session

Training

Fri 14th October 6:00pm – 9:30pm The Norma Richardson

Hall - St Mary’s Woodend

Wed 5th, 12th, 19th,

& 26th October

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Sacred Heart College

COLOUR KEY Everybody Families Seniors

VENUE GUIDE

Venue

Gisborne Library

Kyneton Library

Kyneton Mechanics Hall

Kyneton Town Hall

Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre

Sacred Heart College

The Norma Richardson Hall, St Mary’s Woodend

Cobaw Woodend Hub

Woodend Neighbourhood House

Address

8 Hamilton Street, Gisborne

3 Baynton Street, Kyneton

81 Mollison Street, Kyneton

129 Mollison Street, Kyneton

4 Victoria Street, Kyneton

94 High Street, Kyneton

15 Buckland Street, Woodend

49 Forest Street, Woodend

47 Forest Street, Woodend


FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Monday 10 th October

COBAW COMMUNITY HEALTH

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK LAUNCH

EVERYBODY

Monday 10th October, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Cnr Mollison & High Street (next to Best & Less)

Presented by Cobaw Community Health

A FREE community BBQ will launch both the festival and World Mental Health Day.

Cobaw Community Health staff members will be on hand to answer questions

about our service, offer give-aways and of course hand out sausages. Come down,

grab some lunch and have a chat about all things Cobaw.

YOGA CLASS

EVERYBODY

Monday 10th October, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre

Presented by Kate – Yoga Instructor, Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic

Try out a free yoga class at the Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre where you

can stretch your body and learn some gentle exercises you can build into your every

day. Exercise has been shown to be beneficial for all sorts of ailments, including to

support alleviate symptoms associated with anxiety, depression and other mental

illnesses. Come down and get to know the folks at your local gym.

LIVING IN A MODERN FAMILY

Monday 10th October, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cobaw Woodend Hub

YOUNG PEOPLE

& FAMILIES

Presented by Anna – Accredited Mental Health Nurse, Cobaw Community Health

Martin – Social Worker/Youth Counsellor, Cobaw Community Health

Modern day families no longer fit into one neat little box, with some families being

made up of an array of people including step mums, step dads, two mums, two dads,

step siblings and grandparents. Come and learn about some of the positives as well

as some of the challenges that modern families face and ways to start to work with

and through them.

Free Community Training

EVERYBODY

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

FIRST AID COURSE

Wednesdays 5th, 12th,

19th & 26th October,

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Sacred Heart College

Presented by Live4Life, Macedon

Rangers Shire

Youth Mental Health First Aid

(YMHFA) is designed to teach

parents, family members, caregivers,

teachers, school staff, peers,

neighbours, health and human

services workers, and other caring

citizens how to help an adolescent

(age 12-18) who is experiencing a

mental health or addiction challenge

or is in crisis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

is primarily designed for adults

who regularly interact with young

people. This free community

training is being provided by the

Live4Life staff from Macedon

Ranges Shire Council and provides

a YMHFA accreditation.

Please note: All sessions must be attended to achieve certificate of accreditation.


Tuesday 11 th October

INSPIRATIONAL MINDS EXHIBITION

EVERYBODY

Tuesday 11th October – 13th October

Exhibition opening 11:00am – 12:30pm, General Hours 10:00am – 3:00pm

Kyneton Town Hall

Presented by Anglicare Victoria, Mind and Care Connect

In celebration of Mental Health Week, local artists share their personal works of

art that represent what inspires and uplifts them during trying times in their lives,

creating artwork that transforms and uplifts the darkest places of the mind to a

better place of being.

RELAXATION AND MEDITATION SESSION

Tuesday 11th October, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Kyneton Town Hall

Presented by Julie – Generalist/Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, Cobaw Community Health

Anxiety and stress can affect anyone of us. Although the affects can be different

for everyone, most people with it, would much rather be without it. This session

will offer a simple, guided progressive muscle relaxation technique which can be

used by anyone to help identify and better manage stress. The session will also be

completed with a short mindfulness breathing meditation.

YOUNG PEOPLE

YOUNG PEOPLE AND SLEEP

& FAMILIES

Tuesday 11th October, 4:30pm – 5:45pm

Gisborne Library

Presented by Canon – Occupational Therapist & Youth Worker, Cobaw Community Health

Sleep is an integral part of our mental health, but how often do we get enough of

it? This presentation will explore the relationship between young people’s mental

health and sleep, providing practical tips and ways one can improve it. Come join

Canon as he presents the link between good sleep and mental health.

Please register your attendance online via Goldfields Library:

www.ncgrl.vic.gov.au

EVERYBODY


Wednesday 12th October

FOOD & YOUR MOOD:

EVERYBODY

A SPECIAL COMMUNITY LUNCH

Wednesday 12th October, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Kyneton Mechanics Institute

Presented by Kyneton Community Lunch with:

Gina – Team Leader & Counsellor, Cobaw Community Health

Sally – Dietician, Cobaw Community Health

Come down to the Kyneton Community Lunch and have a chat to Dietician Sally

and Counsellor Gina about all things food, mood and mental health orientated. For

$5 you can also enjoy a delicious and healthy lunch (including dessert!) prepared

especially by the Kyneton Community Lunch crew. Spread the word and bring a

friend. It’ll be a great way to spend your lunch break.

*This event is proudly supported by Randell Environment Consulting.

Thursday 13th October

YOUR ANXIOUS TEEN: UNDERSTANDING

ANXIETY IN YOUNG PEOPLE

Thursday 13th October, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Cobaw Woodend Hub

Presented by Martin – Social Worker/Youth Counsellor, Cobaw Community Health

Anxiety is more and more becoming one of the major struggles that young

people are experiencing, impacting negatively on their schooling, social life,

family relationships and general wellbeing. This workshop/presentation is equally

for parents, young people and those who work with them and will look at some

practical ways in which we can understand anxiety and begin to address it.

HOW TO TEACH YOUR KIDS HOW TO DRIVE

WITHOUT GOING MAD!

Thursday 13th October, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cobaw Woodend Hub

YOUNG PEOPLE

& FAMILIES

YOUNG PEOPLE

& FAMILIES

Presented by David – L2P Program Officer, Cobaw Community Health

How many times have you set out to have an enjoyable hour teaching your young

person how to drive and it’s turned into a colossal yelling match? Teaching young

people how to drive can be both stressful and difficult for the parent and the young

person, however there is a way to do it without going mad. Come join David as he

shares a few insider tips about the best way to teach your young person how to drive.


Friday 14th October

SENIORS EXERCISE CLASS

SENIORS

Friday 14th October, 9:00am – 10:00am

Woodend Neighbourhood House

Presented by Jan – Teacher & Fitness Instructor, Woodend Neighbourhood Centre

It’s never too late to get active, so why not start the day right and get up and

moving with Jan’s Seniors Exercise class? Have fun moving to music through a

variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, flexibility, balance, and

coordination. Look after yourself and become energised by moving every

joint in the body!

DRUGS, ALCOHOL & MENTAL HEALTH -

EVERYBODY

Q&A SESSION

Friday 14th October, 3:30pm – 4:45pm

Kyneton Library

Presented by

Lynsey – Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, Cobaw Community Health

Julie – Generalist/Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, Cobaw Community Health

Join Lynsey and Julie as they provide information about how alcohol and other drugs

can affect one’s body and mental health. Space will be provided for any questions you

may have about drug and alcohol use and its relation to mental health.

Please register your attendance online via Goldfields Library:

www.ncgrl.vic.gov.au

MEN, MASCULINITY & SPORT:

EVERYBODY

‘SCRUM’ MOVIE SCREENING & Q&A PANEL

Friday 14th October, 6:00pm – 9:30pm

The Norma Richardson Hall, St Mary’s Woodend

Presented by Cobaw Community Health & VACountry

Highlighted as our feature event, and proudly supported by VACountry and Rainbow

Network, Cobaw will screen the award winning Australian documentary Scrum

which tells a story of determination, acceptance, and brotherhood that’s changing

the way people view sport, masculinity and homosexuality. Following the screening

will be a Q&A panel featuring a key selection of local professionals that specialise in

or work closely supporting men.


TICKETING & COSTS

All events featured in the festival are free to attend and for the most part, no tickets

or bookings are required, which means all you need to do is simply turn up on the

day. Some of the event organisers have requested participants’ book ahead to plan

for numbers; all these events are clearly marked in the program with instructions on

how to do this.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about any of the events phone Cobaw Community Health

on (03) 5421 1666 or visit us in person at 47 High Street, Kyneton.

ABOUT COBAW

Cobaw Community Health Services was established

in 1986 and has since been a not for profit company

that provides a comprehensive range of free and low

cost services to over 5,000 people each year in early

childhood, youth, families, adults, aged and disability.

Cobaw’s vision is to create healthy and resilient

communities through providing excellence in health

and wellbeing services.

Cobaw values diversity and is responsive to the

health needs of all people including, but not limited

to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people

with a disability; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and

intersex people; people experiencing health inequalities;

and culturally and linguistically diverse people.

The following values underpin the work of Cobaw

Community Health: Compassion, Integrity, Flexibility,

Respect, Commitment and Equity.

CONTACT DETAILS

Telephone: 03 5421 1666

Email:

admin@cobaw.org.au

Mail: PO Box 146, Kyneton VIC 3444

Opening Hours:

In person:

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm,

Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

47 High Street, Kyneton &

49 Forest Street, Woodend

THANK-YOU

A very big thank you to everyone involved in

supporting the 2016 Cobaw Community Health Mental

Health Week Festival – VACountry*, Goldfields Library,

Randell Environmental Consulting, Anglicare Victoria,

Macedon Rangers Shire, Kyneton Community Learning

Centre, Rainbow Network, Mind, Care Connect,

Anglican Parish Woodend, Kyneton Toyota Sports &

Aquatic Centre, Live4Life, Woodend Neighbourhood

Centre, Kyneton Community Lunch, Lauren McKay,

Elwyn Murray, Kelly Zarb and of course, all the staff at

Cobaw Community Health.

* VACountry is a regional program of the Victorian

AIDS Council

Graphic Design by Elwyn Murray.

Cover Image ‘Life Renewed’ by Kelly Zarb.

www.kellyzarb.com

FESTIVAL SUPPORTERS

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