Join In

Join In and connect with activities in your community.

Try a new experience and see the world in a different way - and make new friends along the way.

Share our space

Make your school space your holiday space this Spring through our Share our Space open-playground programs.

Our schools are designed to be welcoming and inclusive and the Share Our Space program lets everyone benefit from these facilities during school holidays.

These holidays, we've invited groups to hold activities that everyone can enjoy and which help build stronger community relationships, connections and resilience for all.

Hundreds of outdoor school facilities will be be available to use during the next school holidays.

Visit the Share our Space calendar of events for details.

Big Blue Table

Eat, connect and be merry in October and help yourself to a great meal while joining in with others around Australia towards a great cause.

Join Big Blue Table and raise funds and awareness for mental health. From October 1-8, to kick off Mental Health Month, we’re inviting you to fight the stigma of mental health — one meal at a time.

Whether it’s by inviting friends over for a meal, chipping in on a work lunch or a social group, or having a picnic in the park under blue skies or eating something blue (blueberry muffins anyone?) each meal you have can lead to life-saving conversations.

Find out how you can join in by visiting Beyond Blue's Big Blue Table

One Foot Forward

Join Black Dog and put your best foot forward by walking, running, rolling ... in solidarity for the 1 in 5 Australians who experience symptoms of mental illness every year.

Together, we can show them they are not alone.

It couldn’t be easier – sign up now to create your unique fundraising page, share it with your friends and family, and on October 1 get stepping to take action.

To find out more and join in, visit the Black Dog Institute's website.

Cybermarvel webinars and resources

Join one of the three webinars for parents and carers of children and young people aged 10-18 years old.

These FREE webinars, organised by the eSafety Commissioner, discuss how games, apps and social media can influence young people’s mental wellbeing.

  • Register for an online session:
    • Wednesday, 12 October 2022 at 7:30pm AEDT
    • Monday, 17 October 2022 at 12:30pm AEDT
    • Thursday, 27 October 2022 at 12:30pm AEDT

Learn about:

  • current research on young people, time online and mental health
  • what to do about accidental exposure to content about suicide, self-harm or eating disorders
  • using games, apps and social media to support mental wellbeing
  • strategies for young people to support friends online.

The Cybermarvel website has many resources to keep children and young people safe online.

headspace NSW Parent and Carer Sessions

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation is hosting mental health education sessions for Parents, Carers and Community Members supporting young people in communities across NSW.

Hosted by headspace in collaboration with local community stakeholders, headspace centres (if they are in that region), and headspace Work and Study, these sessions will:

Strengthen understandings of mental health and the warning signs for suicide and self-harm.

Strengthen understanding and skills in coping, and help-seeking.

Build awareness of local services and pathways to community supports.

Assist families and young people identify the appropriate escalation pathways based on personal needs.

Build relationships between Local Area Mental Health services, Department of Education, local schools, community organisations, headspace centres, and headspace National Services.

To register your interest, visit headspace.

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