Group workshops

Workshops provide practical knowledge and resources to help improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Ranging from one-off sessions to six-week programs, our evidence-based group workshops will provide you with practical knowledge and resources to improve your mental health and wellbeing. You are most welcome to bring along a friend, family member or support person the workshops.

Contact us for further details or to suggest a topic. We can also arrange for a two-hour workshop on either wellbeing, stress, self-care or creating change to be delivered at a location of your choice.

Workshops are free and will run at the following locations:

Neami Heidelberg

422 Upper Heidelberg Road

Croydon Library

5 Civic Square
Croydon 3136

Rosanna Library

72 Turnham Ave
Rosanna 3084

Ivanhoe Library

255 Upper Heidelberg Rd
Ivanhoe 3079

Watsonia Library

4/6 Ibbottson St
Watsonia 3087

Belgrave Library

Reynolds Lane
Belgrave 3160

Winter 2019 timetable

What is wellbeing anyway?

In this workshop, we will explore the diversity of the concept of wellbeing. Learn about the Positive Psychology wellbeing model of the five core elements of psychological wellbeing and happiness (PERMA).

Location: Watsonia Library
Date: Monday 15 July
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Register via BiblioCommons

'Stress Monster'

This workshop helps people to build an understanding of stress and the impact it has on wellbeing. We will explore the biological stress response, the impact of cumulative stress, and strategies to support our wellbeing. People will walk away feeling more confident in identifying early signs of stress and resourced to beat the Stress Monster.

Location: Ivanhoe Library
Date: Tuesday 16 July
Time: 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Register via BiblioCommons

Location: Croydon Library
Date: Wednesday 31 July
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Register with Croydon Library by calling 9800 6448

Creating change

This workshop aims to help people make meaningful and enjoyable changes. Activities will help participants explore areas of life they would like to make changes in, and how they can use their strengths and resources to start making changes now and into the future. We will introduce evidence-based action planning tools and look at the elements that support making realistic and sustainable changes.

Location: Rosanna Library
Date: Friday 19 July
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Register with Rosanna Library by calling 9459 6171

Location: Belgrave Library
Date: Wednesday 18 September
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Register with Belgrave Library by calling 9800 6489

Introduction to mindfulness

In this six-week course we will introduce a variety of mindfulness practices and resources and have discussions to support participants to develop their own understanding of mindfulness and to create routines to support practice. Past participants welcome!

Location: Neami Heidelberg
Dates: Wednesdays from 14 August to 18 September
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Contact us to register

Optimal Health Program

An evidence-based model developed at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. This group program, run over eight sessions, promotes the ability of participants to self-manage their own health. The sessions aim to increase an individual’s self-awareness and confidence to make changes relating to health and wellbeing, explore ways to monitor and manage health and to develop meaningful health goals and individual health plans.

Location: Neami Heidelberg
Date: Thursdays from 15 August to 3 October
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Register via EventBrite
Steps to Wellbeing Participant Ilario in the garden at the Heidelberg site.
'When I came to Steps to Wellbeing and met with my coach, for me it was a breath of fresh air, it was light shed on my path.'
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