Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October in NSW and reminds us of the importance of looking after our mental health and wellbeing. The month also provides us the opportunity to understand the importance of good mental health in our everyday lives and encourages us to seek help when needed.
The theme for 2023 is 'We all have a role to play'. Whether it’s taking time to care for yourself, caring for someone close to you or being a mental health ally, making a more inclusive world free of mental health stigma takes all of us.
Join us at the Library this October to learn more about mental health awareness, how to support others and improve your own wellbeing.
Showing Up with Nedd Brockmann
Thu 5 October, 6 – 7pm at Warringah Mall Library
Hear the incredible story of Nedd, a 24-year-old sparky who set off to become the fastest person to run across Australia and ended up inspiring an entire nation with his relentless positivity and focus.
Scrabble and Scones
Mon 16 Oct, 10am - 12pm at Glen Street Library
Tue 17 Oct, 10am - 12pm at Manly Library
Mon 23 Oct, 10am - 12pm at Mona Vale Library
Mon 30 Oct, 10am - 12pm at Warringah Mall Library
Join us for afternoon tea and a friendly game of scrabble. Don’t worry if you’ve never played, we’ll show you how!
Carers Week: Carer Gateway
All sessions are from 10am - 1pm
Monday 16 October: Glen Street Library & Mona Vale Library
Tuesday 17 October: Warringah Mall Library
Wednesday 18 October: Manly Library
Thursday 19 October: Dee Why Library & Forestville Library
Join us at the library during National Carers Week 2023 for free information and support from Your Side’s Carer Gateway, the national service for unpaid carers.
Life Skills: Money Managed
Mon 16 Oct, 5.30pm – 6.45pm at Mona Vale Library
Tues 17 Oct, 5.30pm – 6.45pm at Manly Library
Learn financial tips and budgeting skills to help set yourself up with good money managing habits for life. For ages 12 – 24 years.
Myths around Depression with Prof. Ian Hickie
Wed 18 October, 6.30 – 7.30pm at Manly Library
Renowned psychiatrist, Professor Ian Hickie, speaks about the spectre of depression, explores common myths and misconceptions, and shares useful tips on how to help people in need get the best possible care.
Accessing Support for Carers
Wed 18 Oct, 1 - 3pm at Warringah Mall Library
Join WayAhead Mental Health Information Service and Carer Gateway for information on accessing mental health information and resources in your local community and beyond. WayAhead also offers Anxiety support groups for people living with anxiety issues, their carers, and family and friends.
Drop in and Draw at Warringah Mall
Wed 25 Oct, 4 – 6pm at Warringah Mall Library
Join Headspace Brookvale and KALOF Youth Services for a free guided art session at Warringah Mall Library.