Mental Health Week 2020

At Cardinia Leisure we understand the importance of mental wellbeing & self-care but, with the constantly changing nature of the Coronavirus pandemic it is understandable that either yourself or someone you know may feel anxious, afraid, or overwhelmed.

In partnership with the Cardinia Shire Council, Outlook Victoria, Monash Health, Headspace, Reclink, Richmond Institute, & Windana we have created a range of online events, activities and resources to create awareness, engage and educate the Cardinia Shire community about mental illness and what we can do to support ourselves and others for Mental Health Week. These events include:

Monday 12th October 5pm – Monash Health will be hosting a webinar on how to deal with difficult emotions presented by City of Casey Senior Mental Health Advisor Troy Macris. During this free webinar you will learn about how to deal with difficult emotions ensuring that you have the skills needed to ride the wave of emotions and support others to ground themselves. For more information and to RSVP email Monash Health’s Grace McArthur:

Wednesday 14th October 10am– Monash Health will be hosting a webinar with RUOK ambassador Megan Barrow discussing how we can support others and offering tips to help you after you ask someone “are you ok?”. The session will also allow time for a Q&A. For more information and to RSVP email Monash Health’s Marlene Dalziel:

Wednesday 14th October 12pm – Reclink will be talking all things sport during their online guest speaker. Hear from Kate Thomas and Kellie Dunn discuss the how sport can help and benefit your mental health. This event will be streamed live on Reclink South East’s Facebook page. To view this event click HERE

Wednesday 14th October 5:15pm– David Bastian Senior Education Manager of Richmond Institute and Dave Burt Founder – Relations and Development from Sport and Life Training will be guest speakers discussing Mental Health First Aid & the importance of mental health initiatives in local sporting club environments. Click HERE to join the Zoom (Meeting ID: 824 2744 1183 Passcode: 3810)

Thursday 15th October 2pm – local artist Zach Leo will be performing some of his cool originals and some smooth covers live on Facebook that you can stream at home. You can find his Facebook page HERE

Friday 16th October 2pm – We will hearing from a range of guest speakers including Parliamentary Secretary of Mental Health Harriet Shing, Michael Upston Head of Employment Services at Outlook Victoria, Lara Gerrand Community Engagement Officer at Each and Reclink’s Founder Peter Cullen and Reclink State Manager Jason Carter discussing state and local initiatives to help with mental health and were you can find the help that you or a friend may need. To join this Zoom event click HERE (Meeting ID: 869 0259 9820 Passcode: 3810)

To find out more about these events, links and how to register click HERE to visit Cardinia Leisure’s Facebook page.

Stay strong, we will get through this together. For more information about mental health during COVID 19 and where you can get support please follow the links below.

Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800

Head Space – 1800 367 968

Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636

Lifeline – 13 11 14