headspace day 2020 Bendigo will be a little different this year, due to COVID restrictions we are celebrating the day online.
This year we are encouraging young people to take small steps every day for their mental health and wellbeing. We have some great prizes to giveaway along with posters and headspace day activity sheets, so spread the word, tell your friends and get on board!!
For further information go to https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/bendigo/headspace-day-2020/
The Loddon Healthy Minds Network Bi-Annual Suicide Prevention Forum is on again on 22 October 2020. A great range of presenters will provide strategies that you will be able to put to immediate use in your service, personal life and/or community.
Take a look at the previous responses from our first forum in 2018
Men's Mental Health Week 2020
This year "Hope Assistance Local Tradies" (HALT) & "Inglewood District Health Services" (IDHS) combined forces to bring Men's Mental Health to the forefront in local sport within the Loddon region. Due to COVID-19 the community has missed local sport, which gives people the opportunity to de-stress, socialise and have a laugh.
Check out thisYouTube video LINK on "how to look out for your mates and have the tough conversations" made in conjuction with IDHS, HALT, Wedderburn College, Sargent Zac Bull and local sporting club members.
If you or a mate are struggling and feel you may need some support to get through, It is important to reach out to Inglewood and Districts Health Service, HALT, any of the listed organisations below or one the The Loddon Healthy Minds member agencies which are linked to their organisations logo's along the bottom of the webpage below.
Continuing to raise awareness of mental health within the Loddon community; the Loddon Healthy Minds Art Competition has been on again in 2020!!
This year the themes were
Open Section & Aged 14-18 years: ‘Stop Stigma’
Aged 9-14 years: ‘Living happy & healthy’
Aged under 9 years: ‘Kindness begins with me’ colouring poster
These art themes challenged entrants to explore why mental health is important to everyone, and looking at their own mental health.
This year we had four sections; Open, Upper secondary, Middle school and Junior.
All 75 entries have now been collected and judging completed on 29 October.
Please note there were no Open section entries this year
And the winners are:
FREE Registration is now open thanks to the support from Carer Support Services and the Victorian Department Health and Human Services.
Suicide Prevention, It's Everyone's Business - Rural Strategies That Work
The Loddon Healthy Minds Network Suicide Prevention Forum 2020 (SPF20) will be held online on the 22 October from 9am to 3.30pm.
We are thrilled to announce that Ben Brooksby, The Naked Farmer will be the Key Note Speaker for the forum.
The Naked Farmer social media movement all started with a cheeky photo of Ben Brooksby. It soon exploded into a worldwide phenomenon capturing the hearts and eyes around Australia and the world by starting conversations about mental health. Find out more about the Naked Farmer movement from Ben at the Forum.
FREE Registration for SPF20 is available thanks to the wonderful support from
Carer Support Services
Victorian Department Health and Human Services
Much appreciated sponsorship and support has been donated by Ride4Life which we greatly appreciate for our SPF20.
Ride4Life are active in bringing motorcycle riders together to promote awareness of Mental Health Issues and Suicide Prevention. Rides are organised to many destinations across the country where these messages are shared with communities. Ride4Life also raises money that is in turn donated to specific projects with Mental Health organisations. We do not donate directly to these organisations where money could end up in admin areas. It must be used on a frontline project. All members of Ride4Life are volunteers. We have no paid staff, so every dollar raised goes towards the cause.
We would also like to thank the Mental Health Foundation Australia as a supporting agency to this forum
To view the program and to register please go to our registration page HERE