Wellbeing Day is back!


Wellbeing Day is back, and with a brand new website and online registration: http://wellbeingday.com.au/

It will be held on Saturday 7 May 2016 at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School (11 Ruthven St, Corinda, Brisbane). The day is about sharing information and strategies to improve the wellbeing of those of us with mental health challenges. Who should attend? Those of us experiencing mental health challenges, our supporters, those working in the mental health sector and anyone interested in joining the conversation about mental health and wellbeing. Everyone is welcome. There will be group presentations, discussions and a variety of smaller workshops. Hear personal stories and robust conversations about the appropriate community response to mental health challenges. There will be opportunities to learn from others and to share personal and community knowledge. Enjoy free massages and much more! All in an inclusive and safe environment.

There will also be presentations to individuals and organisations that have contributed significantly to a person’s community inclusion. These highlight that inclusion can happen in ordinary places and that ordinary people can do extraordinary things.

Registration fees have been set to make the day accessible and affordable. They help meet some of the unavoidable costs of staging the event (which is largely run and presented by volunteers).

For those coming from outside Brisbane, the Qld Mental Health Commission has provided funding to assist with travel and accommodation. If you’d like to access this funding, please email liz@aplacetobelong.org.au by Friday 18 March 2016.

For enquires about registration please email CRichmond@anglicaresq.org.au. Places are limited and they always fill fast!

For more information about event, visit the official Wellbeing Day website: http://wellbeingday.com.au/ 

People gathering early for Wellbeing Day 2013DSC02904 OK (2)Early risers ready for the day


Past Wellbeing Days

2013 Wellbeing Day

The eighth A Place to Belong Wellbeing Day (formerly Recovery Day) was held at St Aidan’s School at Corinda. The first Recovery Day was held in 2006 at Griffith University Eco-Centre. This year, a record number of participants attended. Feedback from the day suggests that it was a great success! Key-note speakers, Helen Glover and Toni Powell excelled themselves. The venue has continued to work well, especially given the large number of workshops that have to be accommodated. Wellbeing Days cater for a diverse group of our community – people who have an interest in community, those with a lived experience, friends, family and professionals in the sector. This annual event is unique in Queensland. As well as people who live locally, people from Adelaide, Mackay, Toowoomba and Chinchilla attended A very special “THANKS” to the many volunteers and others who enabled this day to be such a success.

What people have said about their experience of Wellbeing Day 2013:

I loved the opportunity to be involved in such a positive event. What a wonderful, touching and fulfilling experience, sharing the magic of our work with a very special group in our workshop. It was welcoming, inclusive, informative and in some way joyous. Right from the get go it felt good to be there (from a very grateful person who has experienced gratitude in her every day life).