Orientation to mental health pastoral care

Date: Wednesday, 23th July 2014

Time: 9am to 4pm

Venue: Chermside Kedron Community Church, 590 Gympie Road, Chermside

Details: Keynote Speaker Dr Robert Bland: Bringing Hope to Mental Health

A day of seminars, resources and information about mental health for people engaging in pastoral care.

During the day, we’ll endeavour to:

  • demystify and humanise mental health for pastoral care workers and chaplains
  • enable members of the community to make a difference in the lives of people who face mental health difficulties
  • equip members of the community to walk alongside those affected by mental ill-health
  • inform members of the community of the resources available to help people in dealing with Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • raise awareness of how the Mental Health System works.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Neil on 07 3217 2522 or email neil@aplacetobelong.org.au or Carlos@aplacetobelong.org.au.

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Sunday Workshop

Date: Sunday 5th August 2012

Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Topic: Letting go of the Past and Forgiveness

Life involves pain and hurt for all of us. Learning to deal with this is a mental health skill that we can all develop. At this workshop Thomas Wong and Owen Strong will help us understand what this might mean.

Venue: The Parish Centre, Anglican Parish of St Thomas, 67 High Street, Toowong (bus approximately 300 metres away, train approx 400 metres away)

Up the stairs between the church and ‘Data 3’. Look for the A Place to Belong banner!

Parking available under the ‘Data 3’ building in High Street and in Jephson and High Streets.

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At the previous Sunday Workshop, Patricia Shaw lead a session on Self Care.

Participants reflected on their nurturing strategies and these were then shared in small groups.  Those present were privileged to hear the powerful story of one woman’s journey towards wellbeing.

 

Guiding Group

Building community and bringing hope!

Guiding Group’s purpose is to strengthen our vision, give direction to our work. We’d greatly value your input!

Date: Thursday August 23 2012

Time: 5:00 pm for a shared meal and catch up
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for our main meeting.

Venue: 69 Thomas Street, West End

Agenda:

  • Discussion about an opportunity for a mindfulness training group
  • Looking ahead to Recovery Day
  • Report on recent training events
  • Report on recent fundraising campaign
  • Planning end of year celebration
  • Launching someone’s first e-book!

 

Recovery Day 2012

Date: Saturday September 15th

Venue: St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School, Corinda, Brisbane

Time: This is a full day event but you’re welcome to come for all or part of the day.

A day of inspiration and learning, meeting up with friends old and new, and enjoying good food together! An enthusiastic group is working on the details of the 2012 Recovery Day. Please note the date – Saturday September 15th. The event will again be held at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School, adjacent to Corinda Railway Station.

Helen Glover will again be one of the keynote speakers. Helen is passionate about the concept of personal resilience and recovery in mental illness. Helen uses her background in social work and education as well as her lived experience of her own recovery form mental illness to expand and challenge the concepts of recovery-oriented practice. Ailsa Rayner will also join us as a keynote speaker. Ailsa works in the human services sector and she brings her lived experience as a mental health consumer to the Recovery Day.

There will be a variety of workshops to choose from, morning and afternoon. Topics include “Emotional CPR”. “Advocacy, Influence and Policy”, The Usefulness of Mindfulness”, “The Affects of Alcohol and Drugs on Mental Health”, “Nourishment and Massage” and “Working for Recovery in an Era of Corporatisation”.

Registration Forms available soon!