Free community expo to focus on mental health and wellbeing

Published 5:00am 11 October 2022

Free community expo to focus on mental health and wellbeing
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

A free community expo will be held on the peninsula this Friday in celebration of Mental Health Week.

The Moreton Bay Mental Health Expo will be broken up into two sessions, with the morning session being held from 10am-2pm, and the afternoon session running from 4-8pm.

The first session will include plenty of interactive stalls where the community can engage with a wide range of community services, as well as participate in some fun activities such as yoga, games, Indigenous painting workshops, drumming and more.

From 4pm, a number of food trucks will park up and there will be live music for the community to enjoy until 8pm.

Details

The Moreton Bay Mental Health Expo will be held on Friday, October 22 from 10am-2pm, and then again from 4-8pm.

It will be held at the Redcliffe Youth Space, located at 440 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe.

Council to also host an array of activities

If you are unable to make the expo on Friday, there will be a number of other events being held across the region.

Moreton Bay Regional Council will be providing a range of healthy and creative opportunities for people to nourish their mental and physical wellbeing.

A full list of events this week can be found on Council's website

More about Mental Health Week

Queensland Mental Health Week is an event that aims to shine a spotlight on and raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing.

This year, Mental Health Week runs from October 8-16, with the theme being "Take Time for Mental Health". 

For more information, visit the Queensland Mental Health Week website.

National support lines

If you or someone you know needs help, you can reach out to the following services:

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Lifeline Text (6pm-12am): 0477 131 114

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

Kids Helpline (up to 25 years): 1800 551 800

Men’s Line Australia: 1300 789 978

Q-life LGBTQIA+: 1800 184 527

GriefLine: 1300 845 745

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