Your Life Matters: Regional & Rural workshops

One-day mental health workshops for people living with the difficulties and challenges of rural life

About the Workshops

Join us to learn how to strengthen your resilience, and learn practical tools, strategies and skills to help you flourish.

Australians living in rural communities are some of the most resilient people on earth. But the ability to weather the challenges of rural life comes at a price. Many farming families are emotionally ‘tough’ and find it difficult to reach out and ask for help.

If your financial, mental and emotional resources are depleted, join us for a non-confronting workshop to strengthen your resilience and learn practical tools, strategies and skills to live well in challenging circumstances. These workshops will help you to improve your sleep, memory and focus, make better decisions, and feel more connected to other people.

Workshop Dates, Venues & Bookings

Workshop times: 9.30am-3pm.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – Please contact event organisers via phone numbers listed below.

20 March Central Coast – 02 4320 9855 – CoastCanCare

28 March Mallacoota – 02 4883 6599 – Mallacoota Community Club Rooms – Book online via form below
29 March Tathra – 02 6499 2345 – Bega Valley Bush Fire Recovery Support Service
30 March Batemans Bay – 0436 299 482 – Eurobodalla Community Recovery Officer
31 March Nowra – 02 4421 0730 – Shoalhaven Women’s Health Centre

26 April Gloucester – 0412 754 210 – Gloucester Evening Branch Country Women’s Association
27 April Coffs Harbour – 0416 017 372 – Connection Works Australia
30 April Lismore – 0428 216 079 – Lismore Day Branch Country Women’s Association

23 May Wangaratta – 03 5721 9175 – Open Door Neighbourhood House
24 May Albury – 02 6021 5773 – Women’s Centre Albury/Wodonga
25 May Wagga Wagga – 02 6921 3333 – Wagga Wagga Women’s Health Centre
26 May Hay – 0428 938 186 – Hay Country Women’s Association

27 June Broken Hill – 0439 515 247 – RFDS Wellbeing Place
29 June Coonamble – 0457 221 872 – Coonamble Landcare
30 June Dubbo – 0400 913 849 – Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP)
1 July Bathurst – 02 6331 4133 – Central West Women’s Health Centre
2 July Lithgow – 0448 125676 – Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP)

Workshop Dates

March - July 2022

Workshop Fees

Fully subsidised. NO CHARGE for participants

Venues

March – Central & South Coast
April – North Coast
May –
Riverina
June/July –
Out West

Please contact event organisers via phone numbers listed to make a booking 

 

 

TOPICS

  • 4 key principles of resilience and peace of mind
  • Relaxation and visualisation as practical and effective tools for challenging circumstances
  • Symptoms of stress and what helps
  • Meditation and mindfulness as a foundation for living
  • Moving from reaction to response
  • How to manage emotions and recognise burnout and to identify what helps
  • Regulating our emotions
  • Language of reaction and response

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  • Highly motivated to implement strategies for self-care
  • Excited, rather than overwhelmed by life
  • Deeper understanding of neuroplasticity and the brain’s ability to change
  • Equipped with tools and strategies for remaining calm during change or turbulence
  • A greater respect for an individual’s ‘story’
  • Feeling empowered in difficult circumstances
You will be nurtured, nourished and restored with the confidence to embrace your life again.

Book into this workshop