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+)

Bouldering @ Portside

Needs a location

=== One free entry is currently available ===

=== Bouldering ===

Bouldering is indoor rock climbing without ropes or harnesses. You climb walls up to about 5m in height, then climb back down. It is a fun, physical activity that requires a bit of thinking to work out how you'll tackle each climb as you get to more complicated routes.

I've set up this event as this is my regular climbing day (~9am Saturdays) and I've left it open for anyone who wants to join me or try it out. I'm also climbing Tuesdays ~6pm, but that's not a formal event.

My best so far is level 4/9, so don't count me as a great climber, though I'm getting better; I'm still building strength, learning technique, and getting over my fear of heights.

No prior experience is necessary, as a beginner safety walkthrough and online waiver will be provided on first entry. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Message me on this app if you would like me to meet you at the entrance, even after 9am, as my Airpods will notify me that you've sent the message. Otherwise, Saturday mornings are quiet, and you should be able to find me.

=== Details ===

Price: ~$24 (entry & shoes)
Accessibility: Able bodied*
Difficulty: Moderate

=== 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

=== About the event host ===

My name is Doyle, please insert quartet...

=== Thank you to our supporters ===

Activate Mental Health would like to thank Blooming Minds, ABS Institute of Management and LevelUp, major sponsors, who helps us to run this group.

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

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

LevelUp: https://www.lvlup.org

=== Support us ===

Consider becoming an event host with us:
http://bit.ly/AMHeventhosteoi

Give us some feedback:
https://bit.ly/AMHfeedback

Board games gathering

Needs a location

Come down and join us for another fun filled afternoon/evening!
$5 Entry, BYO or play one of groups library games.

No matter if you are new to the group or a regular, we would love to see you at the table for a game or two or three!

Snacks, tea and coffee provided. Cool drinks available for a small fee.

Do you have a game that you would like to move on? Anything you are not getting to the table? Bring it along to our swap and sell table. Please note, sales are done between seller and purchaser and do not involve MDD, thus cash is required, but we can help out with change!

TED talks discussion - July (Vic Park)

Needs a location

In this series of events, we intend to create an open platform of small groups that meet for conversations about ideas. One need not have attended a TED event or a TEDx event to participate in this event. You are welcome to invite friends, neighbours, strangers to discuss a variety of interesting topics.

It’s a great chance to learn new things and meet new people so we’re seeking new people to ensure we have a variety of voices included in this conversation!

The theme for July 2022 is Resilience.

This meetup is limited to 25 RSVPs. Victoria Park Community Centre have kindly given their space for this meetup format.

The circle will start just after 2 pm and will not go longer than 4 pm. The last half hour is for chatting & networking for those who want to stay after the event.

There’s no obligation to stay beyond 4 pm, but from what we have found in prior events people like to chat and network afterward.

This event is hosted by Activate Mental Health.

We hope to see you there!

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Jackadder Lake Walk

Needs a location

Join me for a leisurely Sunday stroll around Jackadder Lake in Woodlands. The lake is approx 1.2 km, so we will aim for 2-3 laps. There is plenty of seating around the lake if you wish to take a break to enjoy the views along the way. After the walk there is the option of catching up at the cafe across the road for a drink (if seating is available) or take away and sit in the park. You can find free street parking along Tamarisk Way which is a short walk to the meeting point (see Map).

==== 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
[masked]

==== 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

==== Thank you to our supporters ====

Activate Mental Health would like to thank Blooming Minds, ABS Institute of Management and LevelUp, major sponsors, who helps us to run this group.

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

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

LevelUp: https://www.lvlup.org

==== Support us ====

Consider becoming an event host with us:
http://bit.ly/AMHeventhosteoi

Give us some feedback:
https://bit.ly/AMHfeedback

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Dance - STATE

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