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Know Yourself, Show Yourself, Grow Yourself Mental Health Festival Program

Monday 21st March 2022

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8:00AM - 8:45AM
SPECIALIST HUB CANTEEN

Foodbank Community Breakfast &

Big Active Movement

What better way to commence our weeklong festival than with a community breakfast? As a proud Foodbank Breakfast Club school, we invite you to join us for a fabulous and free breakfast at our festival hub of Sunshine Heights Primary School. The legends from Big Active will also be there to get your day moving in the right way! 

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9:00AM - 10:30AM
WELLBEING ROOM

Covid-19 Questions for Arabic Women with GenWest

This informative session will begin with a little connection, inviting Arabic women to come together and enjoy a coffee and chat from 9-9:30AM before GenWest take you through an informative and lively discussion in language, answering all your questions about Covid-19 and exploring how to maintain positive mental health through the pandemic.

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9:30AM-10:30AM
ART ROOM

Preschooler Creative Art Workshops with Duke Street Community Childcare

Join the staff from Duke Street Community Childcare, as they take preschoolers (aged 1-5) on a creative journey with this art workshop just for them. A range of creative activities will be set up for kids to journey with. Staff will also be available to talk to parents and share information about their services and how they can support you and your child!

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10:00AM - 12:00PM
ES RESOURCE ROOM

NDIS Education with ADEC

Led by ADEC, this workshop will help improve the community's knowledge and skills around NDIS. The workshop will explore - 

  • What is NDIS and NDIA structure

  • NDIS funding categories

  • Understanding an NDIS plan

  • Allied health professionals

  • Service agreements

  • Privacy and complaints

  • Australia’s welfare system

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2:15PM - 4:00PM
SCHOOL OVAL

CMY Welcome Sports  & Le Mana Pasifika Youth Workshop

Come join Jay from the Centre for Multicultural Youth's Welcome Sports, Tyson from Le Mana Pasifika, and a range of local sporting clubs, as they take our YOUTH on a sporting journey to help move bodies and connect hearts through sport through working together as a team in rugby and soccer. They'll also share information on how young people can get involved with local clubs.

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12:00PM-2:30PM
THE BUG RUG KOROROIT CREEK

Adults Nature Connection & Placemaking Workshop with Firekeepers & Friends of Kororoit Creek

Come connect in with nature and help create a place to escape to at our beautiful Kororoit Creek with this facilitated workshop with Firekeepers & Friends of Kororoit Creek. You will help FoKC make the bug rug place beautiful by contributing your energy to the space - planting, moving and grooving. Followed by a calming nature connection session with Firekeepers that will galvanise your senses. A beautiful session where you give back to nature and nature gives back to you.

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2:15PM - 3:15PM
ES RESOURCE ROOM

Toolbox Grade 6 Parent Information Session. Sponsored by Ardoch

Open to Grade 6 and high school parents of students who attend schools with Ardoch Partnerships, this parent information session will explore the Toolbox Program students are engaging in so that parents can help their children build their emotional and social toolbox at home too! Toolbox offers Wellbeing workshops designed for students by psychologists. Toolbox gives students the practical tools they need to overcome life’s challenges. We deliver programs to help kids thrive.

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3:30PM - 4:30PM
LIBRARY

Self-care for Youth (10-25) with Headspace

Come explore the core tenets of self-care for youth, aged 10-25, with an interactive and engaging workshop facilitated by Headspace Sunshine. The workshop will uncover what self-care is and how you can practice self-care to build positive habits and boundaries for your mental health and wellbeing.

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3:30PM - 4:30PM
GYM

Youth Leadership Workshop with Western Bulldogs Foundation

Join the Western Bulldogs Foundation facilitators as they empower youth (11-18) to see themselves as leaders in the community and to share their important voices. In this workshop, young people will identify leadership traits and what it means to be a leader in your community.

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3:30PM - 4:30PM
BUG RUG, KOROROIT CREEK

Family Storytelling & Nature Connection with Mrs Ticklebottom and Firekeepers

Join in the family fun with this lively session down at our community's beloved Kororoit Creek. Firekeepers will get you moving in nature with games that will ignite your senses and Mrs Ticklebottom will join the fun from 4PM for a frollicking storytime adventure that will teach the young ones how to take care of nature so that it can continue to fuel our wellbeing.

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3:30PM - 4:30PM
ART ROOM

Creative Art Workshops for Primary Schoolers with Duke Street Community Childcare

Join the staff from Duke Street Community Childcare, as they take prmary school children  (aged 5-10) on a creative journey with this art workshop just for them. A range of creative activities will be set up for kids to journey with. Staff will also be available to talk to parents and share information about their services and how they can support you and your child!

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4:30PM - 5:30PM
LIBRARY

What do I do? What do I say? Suicide Bereavement Awareness with Standby Support

Led by Standby Support, one of the leaders in suicide provention, this safe and inclusive workshop will provide the community with the opportunity to increase their awareness and understanding of suicide bereavement and to learn basic support skills.

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4:30PM-5:30PM
ES RESOURCE ROOM

How to Make ‘Tiny’ Changes in Your Life to Care for Your Wellbeing with Chris Egan

In this engaging workshop, Chris Egan will connect you with the Science of Wellbeing and offer a range of practical suggestions of how you might include some ‘tiny habits’ into your life to care for your wellbeing.

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4:30PM-6:00PM
GYM

Talking Money With Your Teenagers

Led by Money Matters, this workshop is aimed to educate parents/ carers and teenagers of 5 key principles that can be used to facilitate engaging and real life conversations with their teenagers about the value of money. These principles will assist households to navigate dinner table conversation to support teenagers' understanding of how to manage their money effectively to achieve financial wellbeing as adults.

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5:30PM - 6:30PM
LIBRARY

Mental Health in the Workplace with MASS’ David Spargo

This workshop will help support people, leaders, and staff to prevent, identify and respond to mental health issues and psychological risk in the workplace, while also optimizing resilience, wellbeing and performance.


The workshop will cover
-Why is mental health in the workplace important

-Mental Health Symptoms
-Psychological Safety
-WorkSafe

-How to have a conversation

-Legal duties

-Reporting

-Expectations of employers & employees

-Ways of working
-Supports & Services

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5:30PM - 6:30PM
ONLINE ZOOM EVENT

Josette Mouawad Guest Speaker from Beyond Blue - TEENS

Josette Mouawad, a community speaker from Beyond Blue, will share her journey of hope, recovery and resilience in the face of a mental health condition, talk about what Beyond Blue does and how the audience can seek help or support a friend or family member who may find themselves in a difficult position.

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All day, every day. 
UNDER THE ASH TREE

The Recollective 

Immerse yourself in these two beautiful interactive installations from The Recollective artist, Talitha Fraser. Nestled at the front of the school, under the iconic and age-old Ash Tree, these installations are part a curated series of reflections to assist individuals and communities as we recover living through a pandemic by allowing space for our strength and wisdom, loss and grief, and anger.

Come crown yourself, self reflect and recognise your strengths and achievements, or come bury something you are grieving and want to let go of. 

Book
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All day, every day. 
SPECIALIST HUB CASA

OUR DREAM. YOUR VOICE. 

Imagine a collaborative and inclusive community Wellbeing space at Sunshine Heights Primary School where everyday presented an opportunity for each of us to know, show and grow ourselves? What would it look like?

That's our DREAM and we want to build it with you. Visit the Specialist Hub, rumble with the vision, and add your voice and ideas to the wall of creation. 

While you're there use the QR code to buy some merch. All profits will go directly to building the community Wellbeing space. 

Book
Program Schedule: Schedule

MEET YOUR MONDAY TRIBE

Discover all the facilitators and speakers helping you to know yourself, show yourself and grow yourself on Monday 21st March 2022.

Program Schedule: Team Members
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FOODBANK

Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, operating on a scale that makes it crucial to the work of the front line charities who are feeding vulnerable Australians. Foodbank provides more than 70% of the food rescued for food relief organisations nation-wide. Foodbank also provide the critical service of 'Breakfast Club' to schools.

Know Yourself, Show Yourself, Grow Yourself Mental Health Festival Program

Tuesday 22nd March 2022

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8:00AM - 8:45AM
GYM

Morning Meditation with Venerable PT from Quang Minh Buddhist Temple

Come find your inner zen and start your day with absolute calm. Venerable PT from Quang Minh Buddhist Temple will take you through a very special Buddhist morning meditation that will help you feel connected to yourself, others and to the environment and place.

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9:00AM - 10:00AM
GYM

Dharma Talk on Stress with Venerable PT from Quang Minh Buddhist Temple

Discover the Buddhist teachings and philosophy on stress with this special Dharma Talk, led by the Venerable PT from Quang Minh Buddhist Temple. Through the talk, you will learn different ways to approach and manage stress with calm and clarity.

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10:00AM - 11:00AM
WELLBEING ROOM

Sound Meditation with Jess from Journey to a Better Place

Join Jess from Journey to a Better Place as she takes you on an incredibly relaxing and connecting sound meditation. This meditation uses a combination of breath, movement and mindfulness.  Accompanied with the beautiful sound of crystal singing bowls this compassionate space allows the body, mind and spirit to align so that we can get out of our busy minds and tune into our inner wisdom for greater clarity and peace.

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10:00AM - 11:00AM
ES RESOURCE ROOM

Understanding Anxiety in Children with Social Structures Allied Health Psychology

Join the psychologists from Social Structures Allied Health Psychology in this informative and explorative session for parents, caregivers and professionals working with children. The workshop will cover the definition of anxiety, signs and symptoms to watch if your child may be feeling anxious; including post-Covid and returning to school and management of anxiety.

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10:00 AM - 12:00PM
LIBRARY

ARTABILITY Introduction & Showcase with ADEC

ArtAbility® is an art program run by Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC). It began in 2006 and has been growing ever since. Our focus is on uniting, recognising and celebrating a range of talented artists who are living with a disability, experience mental ill health or are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. This workshop will provide an introduction to ArtAbility and a creative showcase.

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12:15PM - 1:15PM
LIBRARY

Emotion Coaching for Kids Parenting Workshop with Mackillop Family Services

Join Mackillop Family Services for this hands on parenting workshop that will introduce you to the foundations of Emotion Coaching. Emotion coaching is helping children understand the different emotions they experience, why they occur, and how to handle them. Walk away feeling empowered with new parenting skills!

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1:00PM - 3:00PM
GYM

Florence's Community Connection Choir

Come join our local songbird, Florence, newly arrived from Angola with the voice of an angel, as she helps you to find your voice and use song as a way to connect to yourself and others. Participants in this workshop will come together to learn a song and sing with your hearts, and have the opportunity to perform alongside Florence at the Community Block Party.

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2:15PM - 3:15PM
LIBRARY

Brimbank Learning Futures Information Session with Job Advocates

Brimbank Learning Futures (BLF) is a place where young people and others in the community can get help with questions about training, education and employment. This information session, run by Job Advocates - Khalil and Najib - will provide you all the information you need on accessing their services to help you on your path to employment.

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2:15PM - 3:15PM
WELLBEING ROOM

Surviving Your Child's Big Emotions with Strengthening Parents Support Program 

In this interactive workshop, facilitated by Wendy White from Strengthening Parents Support Program, you will be invited to explore and unpack succesful strategies that can help you both support your child through their big emotions and gain the skills you need to survive them and THRIVE!

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3:30PM - 4:30PM
GYM

Parent & Child Yoga with Bindu Creative Dance & Yoga

Join facilitator Lisa Sommerlad, owner of Bindu Creative Dance & Yoga, as she takes parent and child on a journey of connection, using yoga as a mindful way to connect and explore with an immersive and calming experience.
Workshop spaces are limited to 12 families (1 parent and 1 child, for a total of 24 participants). BYO yoga mats preferrable.

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3:30PM-4:30PM
ART ROOM

Comics with Lily

Join local artist, Lily, for an excitingly creative comic making workshop for youth and adults, as she takes you on a journey to create your very own 'Day in the Life Of' comic, which will have you exploring the unique things that make you YOU whilst learning comic making skills.

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4:00-5:00PM
ES RESOURCE ROOM

Exploring Alcohol Culture and its Impact with Western Bulldogs Foundation

In this informative and engaging health and wellbeing workshop, the Western Bulldogs Foundation facilitators will help adults explore alcohol culture; providing participants with an understanding and insights into what ‘alcohol culture’ means and how it relates to them.

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4:30PM - 6:30PM

WELLBEING ROOM

Unity for Youth – Creating friendships across cultures with Centre for Multicultural Youth

In this very special connection session for newly arrived youth aged 15-25, Centre for Multicultural will create a safe and inclusive space for newly arrived youth to unite, creating friendships across cultures. Over pizza and banter,  young people will explore some big ideas around identity, diversity, belonging, acceptance and allyship, and the role they play in creating unified communities.

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4:45PM - 5:45PM
GYM

Youth & Adult (18+) Yoga Workshop with Bindu Creative Dance & Yoga

Join facilitator Lisa Sommerlad, owner of Bindu Creative Dance & Yoga, as she takes you on a connected journey, using the fundamentals of yoga to help you explore and connect to yourself and others. In this mindful and expanding session, you will learn how to use yoga for healing, care, expansion and connection.
Workshop spaces are limited to 30 people and this workshop is open for youth aged 18+ and adults. BYO yoga mats preferrable.

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5:00PM - 6:00PM
ES RESOURCE ROOM

Understanding Anxiety in Children with Social Structures Allied Health Psychology

Join the psychologists from Social Structures Allied Health Psychology in this informative and explorative session for parents, caregivers and professionals working with children. The workshop will cover the definition of anxiety, signs and symptoms to watch if your child may be feeling anxious; including post-Covid and returning to school and management of anxiety.

Book
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6:15PM - 7:15PM
LIBRARY

Parent & Child Youth Sexual Health Session with Sexual Health Victoria

This informative and lively session led by experts - Sexual Health Victoria (previously Family Planning Victoria) will explore critical information about teen sexual health, consent and accessing services with plenty of time for teens and parents to ask questions of the experts!

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6:20PM - 7:00PM 
WELLBEING ROOM

Digital Community Spaces, eSafety and Self Care with 3020 Exchange

This workshop will cover tips on how to stay safe online, how to balance social media and self care, as well as the benefits of using Facebook community groups to connect with others in the community. 


The event will be facilitated by Thomas and Christopher O’Reilly; two young leaders, advocates and educators from Brimbank who run the 3020 Exchange, a community neighbourhood Facebook group for Albion, Sunshine and surrounding suburbs.

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All day, every day. 
UNDER THE ASH TREE

The Recollective

Immerse yourself in these two beautiful interactive installations from The Recollective artist, Talitha Fraser. Nestled at the front of the school, under the iconic and age-old Ash Tree, these installations are part a curated series of reflections to assist individuals and communities as we recover living through a pandemic by allowing space for our strength and wisdom, loss and grief, and anger.

Book
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All day, every day. 
SPECIALIST HUB CASA

OUR DREAM. YOUR VOICE. 

Imagine a collaborative and inclusive community Wellbeing space at Sunshine Heights Primary School where everyday presented an opportunity for each of us to know, show and grow ourselves? What would it look like?

That's our DREAM and we want to build it with you. Visit the Specialist Hub, rumble with the vision, and add your voice and ideas to the wall of creation. 

While you're there use the QR code to buy some merch. All profits will go directly to building the community Wellbeing space. 

Book
Program Schedule: Schedule

MEET YOUR TUESDAY TRIBE

Discover all the facilitators and speakers helping you to know yourself, show yourself and grow yourself on Tuesday 22nd March 2022.

Program Schedule: Team Members
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QUANG MINH TEMPLE

The Quang Minh Temple is recognised as one of Australia’s most significant Buddhist sites and one of the largest Vietnamese temples outside of Vietnam. Located in the Inner West suburb of Braybrook, each year the temple sees thousands of people from across Victoria descend for the Quang Minh Tet Festival for performances, stunning fireworks, Buddhist chants and delicious food.

Know Yourself, Show Yourself, Grow Yourself Mental Health Festival Program

Wednesday 23rd March 2022

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8:15AM - 9:00AM
GYM

P-2 Parent & Child Meditation
with Lisa Zito from Still Life Meditation

Come along for a very special guided meditation session for parents and young children (Foundation to Grade 2). Learn how you can calm your mind and body by noticing your thoughts and your breath, while building a connection between parent and child that will help you glide through your day.

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9:00AM-10:00AM
WELLBEING ROOM

Caring for Yourself as a Carer Workshop with Carers Victoria 

Specifically for carers, this engaging, hands on workshop with Carers Victoria will explore why your health and wellbeing are important, and give you strategies to help better care for yourself. Topics will include - Why caring for ourselves is so important, what stops us caring for ourselves and making a self-care commitment

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9:00AM - 10:30AM
LIBRARY

Covid-19 Questions for CALD Women in Easy English with GenWest

This informative session will begin with a little connection, inviting CALD women to come together and enjoy a coffee and chat from 9-9:30AM before GenWest take you through an informative and lively discussion in easy English, answering all your questions about Covid-19 and exploring how to maintain positive mental health through the pandemic.

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10:00AM - 12:00PM
LIBRARY

Mental Health Awareness for CALD Community with ADEC

Led by CALD community experts, ADEC, this workshop will deliver information in a culturally sensitive way that will help strengthen the knowledge and awareness of the CALD communities about Mental Health. The interactive, inclusive and safe workshop will explore the following topics:

  • What is Mental Health and why it matters?

  • How can Mental Health Awareness help?

  • Barriers to Mental health care.

  • How to take care of your Mental Health?

  • Support available for People with Mental health issues.

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12:30PM - 1:30PM
WELLBEING ROOM

Make & Take Salt Making Workshop with Julia from Body Botanicals

Treat yourself to the many benefits of salt on the nervous system with this uplifting make and take workshop. You will make your own 500 grams of aromatherapy bath soaks and Body Scrub. You will have the choice to combine and mix an assortment of salts to your customised individual blend; blend body oils into your mix; whilst adding an uplifting blend of essential oils and or botanicals to your creation.

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1:30PM - 2:15PM
OVAL

Community Diversity Picnic Supported by Headspace's Youth Advisory Group

Join the Sunshine Heights Primary School community for a very special community diversity picnic, supported by Headspace Sunshine's Youth Advisory Group. As part of our mental health festival and harmony week celebrations, come dressed to express your culture, identity and diversity, pack a picnic filled with cultural and favourite foods, and come celebrate our community's beautiful diversity. We'll have some community connection games going too!

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2:00PM - 3:00PM
KEYBOARD MUSIC ROOM

Therapeutic Ukulele with Jen

Join Jen Hawley for an entry level ukulele experience. Complete beginners are very welcome. If you have some experience Jen will provide you with more advanced parts. Let’s have some fun and come together to share our songs and stories in this safe and interactive ukulele workshop. You will work collaboratively to create an uplifting, wellbeing-focused song.

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3:30PM - 4:30PM
LIBRARY

Meditation with Lisa Zito from Still Life

Give yourself a break and come along to a short relaxing meditation and mindfulness session for teens and adults. Explore how you can calm your mind and body by noticing your thoughts and your breath. Beginners and experienced welcome.

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3:30PM to 4:30PM 

ES RESOURCE ROOM


Positive Self-Talk and Empowerment Poetry (11-18) with Youth Junction Inc

Facilitated by Youth Junction Inc, tweens and teens will have the opportunity to learn positive self-talk through empowerment poetry and music. Young people will have the chance to explore empowerment poetically by composing "I can..." poems which focus on strengths, goals or their values.

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3:30PM-4:30PM
ART ROOM

Creative Art Workshops for Primary Schoolers with Duke Street Community Childcare

Join the staff from Duke Street Community Childcare, as they take prmary school children  (aged 5-10) on a creative journey with this art workshop just for them. A range of creative activities will be set up for kids to journey with. Staff will also be available to talk to parents and share information about their services and how they can support you and your child!

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4:00PM - 5:00PM 
WELLBEING ROOM

Understanding Stress and Its Impact

Join Jess from Journey to a Better Place, as this workshop takes a closer look at what stress is and the effect it has on our nervous system. 
You will explore how stress impacts not only our own wellbeing but also impacts the wellbeing of the people around us, including our kids. 
Armed with the above knowledge you will walk away with some practical tips on how to reduce the impact of our stress and the negative effects this has on our kids.

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4:30PM - 5:30PM
LIBRARY

Mental Health & Wellbeing TEENS Book Club with the Chestnut Tree Bookshop

Literature is the perfect way to explore concepts and themes around mental health and wellbeing. Join in this very special book club facilitated by Chestnut Tree Bookshop, where teens will delve into groundbreaking young adult novel - Euphoria Kids - from award-winning author, Alison Evans. 

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5:00PM to 6:30PM
ZOOM ONLINE

Promoting Positive Body Image & Eating Behaviours: A Guide for Parents with Eating Disorders Victoria

This 90-minute webinar, presented by Eating Disorders Victoria, is designed to help parents and carers of young people feel more informed and confident in responding to body image and eating concerns in their young people.

Topics we will cover:

  • Recognising early signs of poor body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders

  • Strategies for promoting positive body image

  • Tools and resources to assist carers if they are concerned about their young person

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5:30PM - 6:30PM
GYM

Phuong Nguyen Guest Speaker from Centre for Multicultural Youth

Join us for a lively, meaningul and inclusive guest talk from Centre for Multicultural Youth speaker, Phuong Nguyen. Phuong is a first-generation migrant and international student from Vietnam with a passion for human connection and social impact in the areas of mental health, anti-racism, and cultural identity. Phuong's talk will draw from her own experiences growing up to explore finding a sense of identity, purpose, and connection with others.

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6:00PM - 7:00PM
ONLINE ZOOM EVENT

Emily Unity Guest Speaker from Beyond Blue - OPEN 

Emily Unity (she/they), a community speaker from Beyond Blue, will share their journey of hope, recovery and resilience in the face of a mental health condition, talk about what Beyond Blue does and how the audience can seek help or support a friend or family member who may find themselves in a difficult position.

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All day, every day. 
UNDER THE ASH TREE

The Recollective

Immerse yourself in these two beautiful interactive installations from The Recollective artist, Talitha Fraser. Nestled at the front of the school, under the iconic and age-old Ash Tree, these installations are part a curated series of reflections to assist individuals and communities as we recover living through a pandemic by allowing space for our strength and wisdom, loss and grief, and anger.

Book
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All day, every day. 
SPECIALIST HUB CASA

OUR DREAM. YOUR VOICE. 

Imagine a collaborative and inclusive community Wellbeing space at Sunshine Heights Primary School where everyday presented an opportunity for each of us to know, show and grow ourselves? What would it look like?

That's our DREAM and we want to build it with you. Visit the Specialist Hub, rumble with the vision, and add your voice and ideas to the wall of creation. 

While you're there use the QR code to buy some merch. All profits will go directly to building the community Wellbeing space. 

Book
Program Schedule: Schedule

MEET YOUR WEDNESDAY TRIBE

Discover all the facilitators and speakers helping you to know yourself, show yourself and grow yourself on Wednesday 23rd March 2022.

Program Schedule: Team Members
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STILL LIFE MEDITATION WITH LISA ZITO

Still Life Meditation with Lisa Zito offers affordable, secular meditation and mindfulness sessions for wellbeing to adults, teens and older children in a relaxed and supportive environment. She is dedicated to sharing the benefits of meditation, including feeling a bit more at ease with ourselves, feeling happier, more compassionate and connected to those around us. Her dream is to one day see meditation and mindfulness become part of the curriculum of every school in Australia.  She is a Mediation Australia accredited practitioner.

Know Yourself, Show Yourself, Grow Yourself Mental Health Festival Program

Thursday 24th March 2022

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8:15-9:00AM
GYM

3-6 Parent & Child Meditation
with Lisa Zito from Still Life Meditation

Come along for a very special guided meditation session for parents and children (Grade 3 to Grade 6). Learn how you can calm your mind and body by noticing your thoughts and your breath, while building a connection between parent and child that will help you glide through your day.

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9:30AM - 10:00AM
OVAL

Foodbank Mobile Market Truck - Session 1

Foodbank Victoria has developed a bespoke Mobile Market truck that can transport up to 8 lines of fresh fruit and vegetables. They'll be at our festival helping feed our community fresh fruit and vegetables across 3 sessions on Thursday 24th March.

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9:00AM - 10:00AM
LIBRARY

Who Supports the Carer? Information session with Carers Victoria

Caring can be complex and challenging. One in eight people at any time provide unpaid care or support to someone in their lives. Carers Victoria is here to assist.
This workshop provides information about the support services available to family carers and the service organisations that provide those services. It also includes information about how to access the Carer Gateway.

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9:30AM - 10:30AM
ART ROOM

Adult Process Art with Aasta

Come join Sunny Heights' amazing  visual arts teacher, Aasta, as she takes adults on a creative and explorative journey that values process over product. Unleash your emotions and explore who you are through different mediums; using all of your senses to connect to creative flow. This lively experience will lift your wellbeing and help you to use art to express your inner thoughts.

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10:00AM-10:30AM
OVAL

Foodbank Mobile Market Truck - Session 2

Foodbank Victoria has developed a bespoke Mobile Market truck that can transport up to 8 lines of fresh fruit and vegetables. They'll be at our festival helping feed our community fresh fruit and vegetables across 3 sessions on Thursday 24th March.

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10:00AM - 12:00PM
ES RESOURCE ROOM

Self-Advocacy for CALD communities with ADEC

This inclusive and safe workshop, led by CALD community experts ADEC, will provide the CALD communities with information about advocacy and how to advocate for yourself or your loved ones.

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10:00AM-12:00PM
GYM

Budgeting For Future Financial Wellbeing with Money Matters

Facilitated by Money Matters, this workshop will uncover key budgeting tools that adults need for future financial wellbeing. It is targeted towards adults who have not actively used budgeting in their personal lives before or very minimally. Budgeting will be broken down into a clear format so participants can gain exposure through practical application of the important elements that contribute to an effective budget. Participants will leave the workshop equipped with tools which they can immediately transfer into their everyday lives and more confidence in their future financial wellbeing.

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12:00PM - 2:00PM
WELLBEING ROOM

Headspace Family Peer Support Open Space with Anna

Need someone to talk to who has a lived experience of caring for and supporting a young person with mental ill-health? Want to ask questions about Headspace services? Come visit the Headspace open and safe space and have a yarn to family peer support worker, Anna. Your chat will be entirely confidential and only one person (or parents/carers of the same child) will be allowed in the space at one time.

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2:00PM - 3:15PM
LIBRARY

Mental Health Info Session in Easy English for Migrant and Refugee Women with GenWest

This safe and inclusive workshop, facilitated by GenWest, specifically for migrant and refugee women, will cover key aspects of mental health; providing you with all the information you need and answering all your burning questions. All deliverd in easy English.

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10:30AM-11:00AM
OVAL

Foodbank Mobile Market Truck - Session 3

Foodbank Victoria has developed a bespoke Mobile Market truck that can transport up to 8 lines of fresh fruit and vegetables. They'll be at our festival helping feed our community fresh fruit and vegetables across 3 sessions on Thursday 24th March.

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2:00PM-3:15PM
WELLBEING ROOM

Headspace Family Peer Support Information Session with Anna

Do you have a young person in your life you are caring for with mental ill-health? Supporting a young person with mental health issues can be an isolating journey. Facilitated by the wonderful Anna, a family peer support worker from Headspace, this information session will give you all the information you need about the Family Peer Support Program and other Headspace parenting programs that will connect you to other parents traveling the same road, so you feel a little less alone.

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2:30PM - 3:15PM
GYM

Fitness & Wellbeing with Kevin McAlister from Lift Your Wellbeing

The Lift Your Wellbeing experience will be an interactive body weight exercise session for parents and adults, designed for all levels of fitness. This session will require no equipment and will showcase how 30 minutes of movement can positively transform your physical and mental health.
This session is for adults only and will finish with a discussion about practical ideas for parents to support the wellbeing of their kids and why it matters for their mental health as well as their school performance.

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4:00PM - 5:30PM
ART ROOM

Diversity Collage Workshop for 12-24YO with Liz from Studio Hibiscus

“Collage” is a French word meaning” to stick”. Come along and have fun while you create your own unique collages Liz’s random collection of vintage books and mags and which represent your uniqueness, diversity and who you are. 

You never know what will happen with collage! Collages will be transformed into paste ups around Sunshine! 

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4:30PM - 5:30PM
WELLBEING ROOM

Make & Take Salt Making Workshop with Julia from Body Botanicals

Treat yourself to the many benefits of salt on the nervous system with this uplifting make and take workshop. You will make your own 500 grams of aromatherapy bath soaks and Body Scrub. You will have the choice to combine and mix an assortment of salts to your customised individual blend; blend body oils into your mix; whilst adding an uplifting blend of essential oils and or botanicals to your creation.

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5:30PM - 6:30PM
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Mental Health & Wellbeing ADULTS Book Club with the Chestnut Tree Bookshop

Literature is the perfect way to explore concepts and themes around mental health and wellbeing. Join in this very special book club facilitated by Chestnut Tree Bookshop, where adults will connect with themselves and one another as they dive into the intriguingly dark and tender, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

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6:00PM - 7:00PM
GYM

Goal Setting Activity with Asuria JVES & the Western Bulldogs Foundation

One of the most important parts of enjoying your job or getting a new job is goal setting. Join the Western Bulldogs and Asuria to learn how to recognise your skills and set new goals. Learn more about all the employment opportunities in the West!

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UNDER THE ASH TREE

The Recollective

Immerse yourself in these two beautiful interactive installations from The Recollective artist, Talitha Fraser. Nestled at the front of the school, under the iconic and age-old Ash Tree, these installations are part a curated series of reflections to assist individuals and communities as we recover living through a pandemic by allowing space for our strength and wisdom, loss and grief, and anger.

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All day, every day. 
SPECIALIST HUB CASA.

OUR DREAM. YOUR VOICE.

Imagine a collaborative and inclusive community Wellbeing space at Sunshine Heights Primary School where everyday presented an opportunity for each of us to know, show and grow ourselves? What would it look like?

That's our DREAM and we want to build it with you. Visit the Specialist Hub, rumble with the vision, and add your voice and ideas to the wall of creation. 

While you're there use the QR code to buy some merch. All profits will go directly to building the community Wellbeing space. 

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MEET YOUR THURSDAY TRIBE

Discover all the facilitators and speakers helping you to know yourself, show yourself and grow yourself on Thursday 24th March 2022.

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STILL LIFE MEDITATION WITH LISA ZITO

Still Life Meditation with Lisa Zito offers affordable, secular meditation and mindfulness sessions for wellbeing to adults, teens and older children in a relaxed and supportive environment. She is dedicated to sharing the benefits of meditation, including feeling a bit more at ease with ourselves, feeling happier, more compassionate and connected to those around us. Her dream is to one day see meditation and mindfulness become part of the curriculum of every school in Australia.  She is a Mediation Australia accredited practitioner.

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KYSYGY COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY

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