There are many excellent conferences, seminars and forums that provide information and skills to help people deal effectively with depression and other mood disorders. There are also support groups for both depression sufferers and their families and friends that you may find helpful. These usually meet regularly.

We are continually updating this section. Be sure to check regularly to find out what is on in your area that you may find interesting and / or helpful, and please let us know of any events we should share.


WellWays Well Together Workshops, Geelong – FREE

Gain skills, knowledge and explore ideas to support people and families affected by mental health issues in your community. Experienced trainers provide a safe, dynamic learning experience for your group. Workshops are facilitated by and include a personal presentation from someone with their own lived experienc

Community groups, employers, corporate groups who want to understand more about inclusive and supportive communities for those with mental health issues. There are usually 10-20 adults per session.
For more information, contact Millie Reid

Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria – Multicultural Support Group, Surrey Hills

ARCVic has a New anxiety support group that meets on the 1st Monday of each Month from 7:30pm – 9:00pm. For more information go to this page.

Anxiety Recovery Centre of Victoria (ARCVic) Program For OCD and Anxiety Disorders week 2018

Anxiety Recovery Centre of Victoria (ARCVic) is pleased to announce the program for OCD and Anxiety Disorders week 2018. For more information go to this page.

eSafetyWomen: new online training program for frontline workers

A 2015 survey of domestic and family violence frontline workers found that 98% of their clients had experienced technology-facilitated abuse. That is, technology has been used by a current or former partner to harass, stalk, threaten, humiliate and control them.

It’s critical that frontline workers are equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to assist clients experiencing technology-facilitated abuse. And so, we’re pleased to let you know about our new, innovative online training program eSafetyWomen—online training for frontline workers

Geelong Events July – October 2018

For details refer to the following page : Geelong Events July – October 2018.

Webinar: What is Depression?

This webinar is to be conducted on-line by Deakin University on July 25, 2018. For details refer to this web page.

Healthy Minds And Healthy Bodies Surrey Hills, Victoria

This is an 8 week program commencing July 23, 2018. For more information, download the attached flyer.

World Bipolar Day Community Event Melbourne CBD

Deakin University’s IMPACT Strategic Research Centre and the Australasian Society for Bipolar & Depressive Disorders Ltd (ASBDD) are pleased to present a free community event ‘World Bipolar Day – Questions Unanswered?’. The Melbourne CBD Wed. 28 March 2018 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT. For more information go to this web page.

Mindfulness for Anxiety – Group Program

A five week group program is being presented by Dr Craig Hassed at Surrey Hills, Victoria commencing February 13, 2018. For details download the attached document.

Lifting The Curtain On Mental Health

Five captivating short films that showcase stories around the theme of mental health & wellbeing. Films followed by a facilitated panel discussion. This presentation takes place Thursday, October 12, 2017 7pm until 8:30pm at Torquay, Victoria. For more information, download the flyer.

Mental Health Educators For Community Groups Wanted

Wellways is currently looking for experienced facilitators or trainers with a lived experience to deliver the Well Together Workshop to local community groups. For more information, download the attached document. The closing date for expressions of interest is October 11, 2017. The form to use is also attached.

Welcoming In Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week is October 8th to 11th, 2017. The attached document suggests ways in which to highlight and start conversations around good Mental Health in the workplace.

Humans In Geelong Workshops & More

This event takes place on Sunday 8th October, 2017 10am-3pm at Deakin Waterfront, Geelong CAFE OPEN, Gold Coin Entry. For more information, download the flyer.

2017 Emerald Ball Supporting Mental Health

This event will take place on October 7, 2017 at the Orthodox Community Centre, 15 Geelong Ballan Road, Batesford. For more information, download the flyer.