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.

The group has three fundamental principles:

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 volunteers a community to belong to and friends to connect with, &

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

This group generally operates in the central areas of Perth, but since March 2020 we also offer fun online meetups.

Activate Mental Health would like to thank its supporters who help us to run this group:

Mr Perfect - Mental Health’s mate: https://mrperfect.org.au/

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

We hope to see you out in the community!

Upcoming events (5)

Quiz night at the Inglewood Hoted

Inglewood Hotel

I was looking to do a quiz night on a Wednesday night and found one at the Inglewood Hotel. The quiz is run by Dux Nuts Quizzes. I have made a booking for 8 people, which is the maximum you can have on the table. I hope to see you there. ==== 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 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 [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 ==== About the event host ==== Rahul Seth is a Chartered Accountant turned mental health change maker and is the founder of this group. Rahul has learned over the years the importance of social connection and community for mental health recovery, and has connected with others through the pursuits of tennis, volunteering and photography despite his battle with bipolar disorder. After working in the accounting sector for 9 years, Rahul switched into working in the mental health sector which was inspired by creating this meetup group and obtained a certificate IV in mental health. In his spare time Rahul follows Formula 1, listens to music, and does adult colouring books for relaxation. Read Rahul’s thoughts on the importance of community here: http://bit.ly/rsaucommunityarticle Follow him on social media. See http://linktr.ee/rahulsethau to follow Rahul on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn. ==== Thank you to our supporters ==== Activate Mental Health would like to thank its supporters who help us to run this group: Mr Perfect - Mental Health’s mate: https://mrperfect.org.au/ Blooming Minds https://bloomingminds.com.au/ ==== Support us ==== Donate to our cause: http://bit.ly/donatetoamhviamycause2021 Consider volunteering with us: http://bit.ly/amhvolunteereoi Give us some feedback: https://bit.ly/AMHfeedback

Light Games and Coffee in Vic Park

San Churros Vic Park

Join me at San Churros in East Victoria Park (near the Park Centre) for Coffee and some light games (UNO/ Sequence/Monopoly Deal/ other games) Any suggestions for an alternative venues are welcomed

Realmz Escape Room - Zenith Prime

Realmz Escape Rooms

You awake from cryostasis; the engine losing power, navigation alarms warning of an imminent collision; escaping the room into deep space isn't going to help. We need to save the ship! No experience necessary, though an enjoyment of puzzle solving is a must. Imposters need not apply. === Details === Price: $35 pp Max capacity: 6 === 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 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.activatemh.com.au www.meetup.com/activatemh www.facebook.com/activatemh instagram.com/activatemh [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 Read, the founder, Rahul’s thoughts on the importance of community here: http://bit.ly/rsaucommunityarticle === About the event host === My name is Doyle, please insert quarter. === Thank you to our supporters === Activate Mental Health would like to thank its supporters who help us to run this group: Mr Perfect - Mental Health’s mate: https://mrperfect.org.au/ Blooming Minds https://bloomingminds.com.au/ === Support us === Donate to our cause: http://bit.ly/donatetoamhviamycause2021 Consider volunteering with us: http://bit.ly/amhvolunteereoi Give us some feedback: https://bit.ly/AMHfeedback

Origami - Intermediate designs

Dome BELMONT (Belmont Cinema Complex)

Origami is a relaxing hobby that helps hone motor skills and flares creativity. It is cheap and varied, with any paper you get your hands on becoming a spectrum of possibilities. We will continue at the intermediate level. If anyone desires beginner classes, I can come in early if requested. Feel free to bring suggestions to fold! === Details === Basic origami paper will be provided. Price: $1 donation for the fancy paper Max capacity: 12 === 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 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: https://www.activatemh.com.au https://www.meetup.com/activatemh https://www.facebook.com/activatemh https://www.instagram.com/activatemh [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 Read, the founder, Rahul’s thoughts on the importance of community here: http://bit.ly/rsaucommunityarticle === About the event host === My name is Doyle, please insert quarter. === Thank you to our supporters === Activate Mental Health would like to thank its supporters who help us to run this group: Mr Perfect https://mrperfect.org.au/ Blooming Minds https://bloomingminds.com.au/ === Support us === Donate to our cause: http://bit.ly/donatetoamhviamycause2021 Consider volunteering with us: http://bit.ly/amhvolunteereoi Give us some feedback: https://bit.ly/AMHfeedback

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