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Welcome to National Carers Week!


Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health


When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health.

Even those who don’t have a mental health condition may still be looking for ways to further improve their mood, reduce stress, and manage their day-to-day mental health.

The Victorian State Election


Carers Victoria has launched its #CarersCountToo campaign with a new election platform to keep you informed as we lobby for carers' needs in the lead up to the State election.

The Ripple Effect


Ballarat Health Services in partnership with Mindfull Aus present this special fundraiser screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect on Monday the 22nd of October at 6:45pm at Regent Cinemas Ballarat, VIC

Make sure you arrive at 6:15 for seating because the film will start at 6:45pm sharp! A 25 minute Q&A with Matt Runnalls who features throughout the documentary will also follow the screening!

A portion of all tickets sold will be donated to Mindfull Aus! (

Course & Activity Guide - Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre

October - December 2018 (Term 4)

Course & Acivity Guide



Creating Connected Communities, Supporting Your Learning Journey

12-14 Violet Grove, Wendouree, 3355

Phone: 5339 5069 Email:

Facebook: Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre



Skills for Life

 Cooking Basics

 Café Skills

 Woodwork Project

Subconscious Freedom - Taking the Angst out of Autism

Do you live with Autism, Anxiety Disorders or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Do you avoid social situations or activities due to anxiety or phobias?

Do you feel that anxiety is stopping you from living the life you want?

If you answered yes to any of the above, this presentation was created with you in mind.


Subconscious Freedom: Taking the Angst out of Autism


Be heard


World Festival of Magic


‘World Festival of Magic’ is a world-class magic and comedy live theatre production.

Created and performed by internationally recognised magician, Michael Boyd, and comedian, Marty Putz.

Kids will revel in its youthful style of physical comedy, and be enthralled with cutting edge illusions and dramatic presentations of classic magic acts from ages past. This show is fun and enjoyable for the whole family.

Meet the clown Doctors


To celebrate National Carers Week 2018...BHS Mental Health and Carers Respite and Support Services have invited the clown doctors to Ballarat!


Tuesday 16 Oct


Base Hospital site

Roaming around!


PowerChair Sports Interest Survey


The City of Ballarat Sport & Active Living have put together in the hope of getting an idea of how much interest there is in the Community for Power Chair Sports (see attached flyer).

The survey is to give an indication of interest to see if we can host a pilot program here in Ballarat.

Link to the survey -

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