Judging for the 2019 Loddon Healthy Minds Network Art Competition has been completed.
A total of 21 entries were received for this year’s competition; entrants were challenged to complete an art piece using either of the two chosen items of;
'Mental health matters to us all'
‘Mental health begins with me‘
This workshop will help you recognise signs that someone may be considering suicide.
Continuing to raise awareness of mental health within the Loddon community; the Loddon Healthy Minds Art Competition was on again in 2019!
There are mental health and wellbeing services available in your community through the Flying Doctor Wellbeing program, which is offered by the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria.
Flying Doctor Wellbeing provides free confidential mental health appointments with no need for a GP referral. You are able to access 6 free sessions with a mental health clinician through a face-to-face meeting or via telehealth.
To access the service you must be aged 18 or over, live or work within 60 minutes of Boort (the local service site) and experiencing:
- worry, sadness, stress or low mood
- relationship or family difficulties
- financial stress
- lack of confidence
- grief or loss
- concern for a family member or friend
For further information, please visit https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/vic/our-services/wellbeing/
Bookings can also be made by contacting Boort District Health on (03) 5451 5200.
On Friday 23 February 2018, the Hon Jacinta Allan MP, Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Major Projects, Member for Bendigo East officially launched the carers video.
This video has been developed in partnership between the Loddon Healthy Minds Network and the Bendigo Health Carers Support Program, and involves carers of people with a mental illness talking about their experiences.
Organisations are encouraged to save a copy of this video and use as appropriate.
The Loddon Healthy Minds Committee are delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Art Show. We had a much bigger field of entries this year, particularly with entries coming from the Open Section. It has been a great way of spreading the message about mental health, not only throughout the Shire, but we have had a wider reach. Although people outside the Shire were unable to enter the competition, they do at least see the positive moves we are making towards improving the mental health of our residents through art.
And the winners are..........
Mental Health week runs from 4 October until 10 October and aims to activate, educate and engage Victorians about mental health through a week of interactive events across the state.
This year the Loddon Healthy Minds Network in association with the Wedderburn Lions Club and Wedderburn College will be holding a Sunshine Breakfast on Thursday 8 October at Jacka Park in Wedderburn.
Come along to Jacka Park from 8am for a free breakfast, enjoy music performed by students from Wedderburn College and check out the entries in the annual art competition. Members of the Healthy Minds Network will be there with information about available mental health services.
The Wedderburn Mental Health Group is starting up once again and will be auspiced by the Wedderburn Community House.
Mental Health is an very important issue in any community and assisting people understand more about this can improve the level of people's health and wellbeing overall. The House is particularly pleased to be involved in this initiative and able to assist with the group's formation.
The Loddon Healthy Minds Network are once again running an art competition for 2014. The competition will adopt the theme of the Healthy Minds Network for the 2014 year which is "Five Ways To Well Being".
The art competiton is open to all residents of the Loddon Shire between the ages of 14 to 18. Its focus is to provide a mental health topic that will create art and conversations amongst our youth. The greater the awareness of youth about mental health issues, the more positive a society we develop mental health wellbeing is a core value. There is still considerable stigma surrounding the topic of mental health. Competitions such as this and the conversations they create do a great job of breaking down the taboos in society regarding mental health.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing is a set of evidence-based actions aimed at improving people’s wellbeing. They are simple things people can do in their everyday lives to promote their wellbeing and help prevent mental health problems.
With the people around you, with family, friends, workmates and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of connections as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.
Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your levels of fitness and mobility.