What we're about

Activate Mental Health is a dynamic mental health initiative that promotes the importance of community & social connection for positive mental health & wellbeing. Established in 2016 as the Perth Active Depression Support Group, the group has grown and continues to assist its members in improving their mental health through dynamic social activities.

Our mission:

Improving well-being through a positive, vibrant and well-connected social community.

Our values:

Acceptance: we welcome people from all walks of life.

Community: we provide a welcoming and inclusive platform for our members to feel connected and valued.

Fun: we run engaging and enjoyable events.

This group generally operates in the central areas of Perth and runs the occasional online meetup.

Activate Mental Health would like to thank our sponsors who help us to run our group:

Blooming Minds: https://bloomingminds.com.au/

ABS Institute of Management: https://www.absinstitute.com.au

LevelUp: https://www.lvlup.org

We hope to see you out in the community!

Upcoming events (4+)

Embrace art market

Needs a location

Support local businesses and purchase unique arts and crafts to take home!
Highlighting the work of diverse makers and local talent, Embrace Art Market is an opportunity to uncover unique items. It offers something for everyone.

There will also be free activities and live music.

Embrace Art Market is brought to you by the City of Belmont in partnership with Valued Lives.

COVID-19

To deliver a COVID-safe event the City will have the following COVID measures in place:

Anyone aged 16 years and over will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or medical exemption to enter the event space.
Attendees will also be required to scan in using a Safe WA or Service WA COVID-19 QR code or sign in to a hard copy contact register.
If they apply at the time, please obey mask wearing mandates.

Tickets are free but must register on https://embrace-art-market.eventbrite.com.au

==== Why should you come to this event? ====
Did you know that the feeling of loneliness is the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes per day? https://bit.ly/2DMqoXU. We fully understand the challenge that loneliness has on wellbeing. Our goal is to connect like minded people with fun and engaging activities so that you create friendships with others to reduce that feeling of isolation. We want you to feel part of our welcoming community and have an avenue where you can improve your mental health and wellbeing in a safe and fun setting.
If that’s not enough, hear from our members about what the group has meant to them:
http://bit.ly/AMHtestimonials2020
==== Our mission ====
A positive, vibrant and well-connected social community.
==== Our values ====
Acceptance: we welcome people from all walks of life.
Community: we provide a welcoming and inclusive platform for our members to feel connected and valued.
Fun: we run engaging and enjoyable events.
==== Connect with us ====
We’d love to hear from you
www.meetup.com/activatemh
www.facebook.com/activatemh
instagram.com/activatemh
www.activatemh.com.au
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==== Event disclaimer ====
While we tend to identify as peers with a lived experience of mental health issues and also love promoting the values of acceptance, community and fun for mental health, we are not a complete substitute for professionals in helping you with the mental health issues you face. Please be mindful that the service we offer is complementary to other treatments you may be undertaking in your recovery journey.
If you are in need of immediate health services please visit this link here: https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/getting-help/helplines

Boggle via Zoom 🙂

Location visible to members

Hello everyone 😊
This is a 1 hour meetup to play some casual Boggle and touch base to end off the weekend.

If you haven’t played Boggle before don’t worry, it’s easy to learn and the vibe here is more about having a bit of fun. Here is a how to play video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BJAdXnGAb7k
However in our online version letters do not need to touch to be used while making words, and you do get points for all legal words you make (not just the non-unique ones).

To play Boggle I will screen share a boggle grid (example below in pictures) and you will than try to make as many words as possible use those letters in three minutes. You can use the letters in the grid once per word. We will play best of 5-6 rounds.

Have a pen and paper ready, relax, grab a cuppa and hang out with some swell folks online.

This meetup is hosted on Zoom and is also posted with SAGE (social autism group events) were I also host.

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Passcode: uSZK5Y

Hope to see you there
Chris 😊

Why should you come to this event?

Did you know that the feeling of loneliness is the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes per day? https://bit.ly/2DMqoXU. We fully understand the challenge that loneliness has on wellbeing. Our goal is to connect like minded people with fun and engaging activities so that you create friendships with others to reduce that feeling of isolation. We want you to feel part of our welcoming community and have an avenue where you can improve your mental health and wellbeing in a safe and fun setting.

Our values:

Acceptance: we provide a safe and inclusive environment for our members to be socially engaged irrespective of their background

Community: we endeavour to give each and every one of our members and event organisers a community to belong to and friends to connect with

Fun: we keep things fun because they say laughter is the best medicine!

Connect with us:

We’d love to hear from you

www.meetup.com/activatemh
www.facebook.com/activatemh
instagram.com/activatemh
www.activatemh.com.au
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Event disclaimer
While we tend to identify as peers with a lived experience of mental health issues and also love promoting the values of acceptance, community and fun for mental health, we are not a complete substitute for professionals in helping you with the mental health issues you face. Please be mindful that the service we offer is complementary to other treatments you may be undertaking in your recovery journey.

If you are in need of immediate health services please visit this link here: https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/getting-help/helplines

About the event host:
I have a background in the hospitality industry and have recently been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum.
I have had challenges with anxiety and depression in my life and have found attending and hosting meetups very beneficial to my happiness and wellbeing. I believe in the power of peer to peer support and community building.
I’m a big fan of nature, walking, card/board games, and reading.

Chris 😊

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Dungeons and Dragons at the Vic Park Community Games Night

Needs a location

A$5.50

Doyle is hosting a Dungeons and Dragons game at our monthly board games night at the Victoria Park Community Centre. We have reserved 4 spaces inclusive of Doyle for this event.

Please only RSVP through this event page if you intend to play Dungeons and Dragons.

Tickets cost $5.50 via Paypal. Payments can also be made by EFT if needed.

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Please feel free to create your own LVL 1 character, or pick one of the characters provided on the DnD Beyond page. All campaign and setting information will be provided there... Once I get around to it.

The link to the DnD Beyond page:
https://ddb.ac/campaigns/join/28139433709528686

Vic Park Community Games Night

Needs a location

A$5.50

==== About the board games night ====

2 weeks into the establishment of Activate Mental Health, group founder Rahul Seth pitched at a local crowdfunding dinner in Victoria Park that was hosted by the Vic Park Collective. Rahul won $890 from that night and donated a quarter of those funds to another mental health charity, but with the remaining funds purchased board games to start a monthly board games night. The nights have been running at the Victoria Park Community Centre since August 2016.

==== Our games ====

The board games featured in the monthly games nights have all been crowdfunded and sourced from donations by the community. Our Complete games list is here:

  • Monopoly Perth Edition
  • Uno
  • Telestrations
  • Cards against humanity
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Balderdash
  • Jenga
  • The logo game
  • Exploding Kittens
  • Imploding Kittens
  • Sequence
  • Man bites dog
  • True of false card game
  • 5 second Rule
  • Guess who card game
  • Jenga
  • Mastermind
  • Pictionary
  • Scrabble
  • Quoits
  • Code names
  • The irrational game
  • Taboo
  • Ludo
  • Chess, Checkers & Backgammon
  • Smart ass card game
  • The game of things
  • Connect 4
  • Monopoly Deal
  • Yahtzee
  • Cluedo
  • Upwords
  • Scattergories
  • Cranium
  • Battleship
  • Concept
  • Split Second
  • Dumb ass
  • Fact or Crap
  • Skip Bo
  • Uno Flip
  • Monopoly Bid
  • Bananagrams
  • Taco, Cat, Goat, Chesse, Pizza
  • Trouble
  • Tacocat spelt backwards

==== Event details ====

This event has a cap 26 people (6 tables of 4 plus Rahul and Charlotte as co-hosts).

We will be charging this event through PayPal for $5.50 ($5 entry plus PayPal’s commission) to ensure people commit to this meetup instead of putting their name down and not showing up. If PayPal is an issue message me and we can provide EFT details to secure your spot. It will cost $5 if paid by bank transfer.

If you RSVP and cannot make it, please change your RSVP at the earliest convenience to let someone else go. This is our flagship event and is highly popular for our members.

Refunds will be offered only up to the point of 48 hours before the event.

This event repeats on the 4th Saturday of every month. We’d love for you to be a part of this community-focused event.

==== Snacks provided by donation ====

We provide share packets of chips and biscuits for you through the night, which are available from the kitchen. If you have the ability to pay a donation, such as loose change, we would be highly appreciative of a contribution. There is a money box available next to the snacks. Any excess donations will be spent on more snacks such as chocolates on future games nights.

Also, we collect the rubbish from these snacks so that they can get recycled. There will be a small recycling bin next to the snacks in the kitchen.

==== More information ====

For more on the Victoria Park Community Centre please check their website here: http://vicparkcc.org.au/

For more on the Activate Mental Health please check their website here: https://www.activatemh.com.au

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