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“Pause. Reflect. Reconnect.” for mental health this headspace Day

headspace is encouraging young people to “Pause. Reflect. Reconnect.” for mental health this headspace day

Sonder is the lead agency for headspace Adelaide, Marion, Onkaparinga and Edinburgh North. The headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs or work and study support.

This October, our headspace centres are inviting their local community to come together to empower young people, their families and friends to take steps toward better mental health and wellbeing.

headspace Day – a national day of support for the mental health and wellbeing of all young Australians – will take place on Wednesday 5 October 2022.

We know many young people across Adelaide are doing it tough for a range of reasons, including the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and – more recently – study stress, financial stress and relationship stress.

Sadly, this can lead to feelings of isolation, a lack of motivation, and increased anxiety and depression.

headspace is here to help. We can provide young people with support for their mental health, as well helping them to achieve their work and study goals.

This headspace day, we will be running activities across our four centres for young people, their families and the community to raise awareness about youth mental health. The activities will promote steps that help young people and their loved ones focus on what gives them purpose and brings them joy.

By supporting headspace day, you encourage more young people to take charge of their mental health and wellbeing.

Activities at headspace Adelaide

  • ‘Pause. Reflect and Reconnect’ with a calm start to your morning with a Himeji Gardens tour, followed by a warm cup of tea. From 9 am – 10 am, Wednesday 5 October 2022 at Cnr South Terrace & Glen Osmond Rd, Adelaide SA 5000. For more information, contact Olexij Straschko on 1800 063 267.
  • ‘Pause. Reflect and Reconnect’ in Rundle Mall at the headspace marquee during your lunch break. From 11.45 am – 2 pm, Wednesday 5 October 2022 in Rundle Mall, across from Sussan shop front. For more information, contact Claire Coleman on 1800 063 267.
  • The city of Adelaide goes green to shine the light on the importance of youth mental health. From sundown on Wednesday 5 October 2022, the Adelaide CBD will turn green. Greens light will be seen across a range of locations including, parliament house, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Railway station and other various rotundas and fountains.

Activities at headspace Onkaparinga

  • Megazone x headspace – Reconnect with friends, family and fun times. Come along for an action-packed afternoon playing laser tag! Friday 7 October at 3.30 pm, Megazone Noarlunga. For more information, contact Emily Centofanti on 08 8186 8600.
  • Sun, salt and sand mandalas – Pause and be in the moment. Create a sand mandala on the beach and explore mindfulness with the guidance of local art therapist, Sue Norman. Monday 10 October at 9.30 am, Esplanade at Christies Beach, opposite Rotary Park. For more information, contact Emily Centofanti on 08 8186 8600.
  • Yoga for you – Reflect and tune into your body through yoga and meditation. Explore defusion and acceptance skills, self-compassion and how to be a good friend to yourself through gentle movement.  Tuesday 11 October 2022 at 10.30 am, Wardli Youth Centre. For more information, contact Emily Centofanti on 08 8186 8600.
  • Construct ‘n’ create – Get creative, have fun and learn how to D.I.Y with Bunnings Reynella. Build a BBQ caddy and get ready for summer and good times! Bring a mate along or a family member. Wednesday 12 October 2022 at 10.30 am, Bunnings, Old Reynella. For more information, contact Emily Centofanti on 08 8186 8600.

Activities at headspace Marion

  • Chatime – Buy 1, Get 1 Free – Visit Chatime Glenelg on Wednesday 5 October from 12 pm – 3 pm for buy 1, get 1 free on any regular fruit iced tea to celebrate headspace Day! Local videographer, Holly Wynter, will be joining headspace Marion and Chatime to ‘spill the tea on mental health’ and share how you can pause, reflect and reconnect for a healthy headspace! For more information, contact Allysha Hargreaves on 0459 400 425.
  • Wellbeing toolkit – Pause. Reflect and Reconnect. at headspace Marion and enjoy a free wellbeing toolkit inspired by this year’s headspace theme, as well as a free Chatime-inspired bubble tea made on-site! Wednesday 5 October, 9 am – 5 pm at headspace Marion. For more information, contact Allysha Hargreaves on 0459 400 425.

Activities at headspace Edinburgh North

  • Start the day and reflect at headspace Edinburgh North. Goodie bags will be available for anyone who visits the centre on the day. Each bag will be filled with a variety of items to take home designed to help you take a pause in your busy schedule and do something mindful for yourself. During your visit, take time out to add to our wall of reflection. Wednesday 5 October at headspace Edinburgh North. For more information, contact Isabelle Ibaviosa on (08) 8209 0700.
  • Join us later in the day at our Pause & Play event. Take a pause and get creative at our craft stations and reconnect with an afternoon of games. Get competitive and play some games on the big screen or join a friend in some board games. Wednesday 5 October from 4 pm – 6 pm at headspace Edinburgh North. For more information, contact Isabelle Ibaviosa on (08) 8209 0700.