Genu Training Mental Health First Aid Courses

These events are taking place in Geelong from July to October 2018
The MHFA Standard 2 day courses- September 3-4 and October 22-23, 2018

Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial assistance, where and how to get professional help, what sort of intervention has been shown
by research to be effective, and how to provide Mental Health First Aid in a crisis situation.

Call 1300 582 687 or website

The Refresher course for Accredited MHFA requiring the mandatory 3 year update

An Accredited MHFAider is someone who has either completed a 12 or 14-hour Mental Health First Aid Course or completed the online assessment at the end of the Mental Health First Aid Course – this course is designed to extend your accreditation by a further 3 years.

  • 19 September 2018
  • 3 October 2018
  • 27 November 2018
  • 12 December 2018

Call 1300 582 687, Website

Call for Artists – Free, Anglesea

This event will be held at Anglesea at Surf Coast Art Space, Shop 2 103 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea beginning with the opening night on October 5th, 2018. For further information, view or download the attached pdf.

Free Event, East Coast Shire – Supporting The Wellbeing Of Our Community

This event takes place in the SurfCoast Shire on October 10, 2018. For more information, view or download the attached flyer.

Geelong Community Mental Health Speakers Program

This event takes place at Geelong, Saturday October 14, 2017 from 1pm to 3:30pm. For information, download the attached flyer.

Mad Hatters Ball Torquay Bowls Club

This event takes place on October 13, 2018. For more information, view or download the attached flyer.

Golf Sponsorship Event Torquay October 2018

Enjoy golf or want to try a fun day with friends, and you care about your community? Then this golf sponsorship is for you ! October 8th 2018 The Sands Resort, Torquay for Art of the Minds , a voluntary group, who are incorporated with Charity Status – see more at

This is a golf event with a twist as we are raising education around mental illness through your banner promoting facts around mental illness, and asking each of the four players at each hole to complete an activity! We are asking $250 per sponsor, complete with your business logo.

Mental illness effects 1 out of 4 in the community every year, perfectly represented by a team of 4 for the event ! . ( Bookings- breakfast, lunch, 18 holes and cart @ $80 per person! )
See attachment for further details. If you would like to be a part of this, and our treasurer Ken Baxter , will make contact with you re payment.
Jules Haddock, President, 0439 610 394 or

Dementia Information Sessions Geelong August-September 2018

Dementia Australia provides a range of support, information and counselling to people experiencing memory loss or dementia – as well as support to their families.
In addition, we run regularly family information sessions from our Geelong office at 318 Pakington St Newtown. The next family information sessions are:

    • Effective Communication- Wednesday August 8th: 1pm-3.30pm
    • How Dementia Friendly is Your Home? – Wednesday Sept 5th – 1pm-3.30pm

Bookings are essential, so please contact the Geelong office on 5229 69 79 to register for an information session or to speak with a dementia specialist about other supports.

Art of the Minds – Connected Communities hosted by genU Training

This event takes place on October 10, 2018 at the Grant Pavilion, SurfCoast Shire. For more information, go to this web page.

Winter – Spring 2018 Volunteering Geelong WORKSHOP SERIES

Volunteering Geelong has organised a series of workshops for Volunteers & Volunteer Leaders from not-for-profit community groups.
Bookings are essential: website
Enquiries: or Phone: 5221 1377

Mental Health First Aid for Problem Gambling Geelong

Mental Health First Aid Australia has developed a 4-hour training course to teach community members how to help someone experiencing gambling problems.
This course is open to all!
LOCATION The Eastern Hub – 285A McKillop Street East Geelong 3219
FEES $110 inclusive of GST (Lunch provided)
Contact Jules Haddock for further course information or book via- Phone 1300 582 687

Geelong Bipolar Support Group July Meeting- FREE

24th July at 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Venue 284 LaTrobe Tce Newtown (Cnr of Raglan St. Parking in Raglan St. Use rear Raglan St entrance) See the attachment for more information.