Mental Health Matinées



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The power of community

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love. And that love comes with community” — Dorothy Day. As we draw to the…
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Emotional agility and dealing with uncertainty

How do we keep going in the Arts, when we’re experiencing burnout, hopelessness and the future seems so uncertain? Join arts-focused psychologist Chris Cheers as he takes this question head…
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Food and mood

Eating well is critical for healthful bodies, but what is perhaps less well known is that food can also influence your mood. This session explores the relationship between food and…
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Building back your confidence

Confidence plays a huge role in how we show up in the world. If we believe that we have what it takes to succeed, then we’re more likely to put…
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Back after interval

As COVID-19 restrictions ease across Australia, many of us are beginning a gradual return to work in the performing arts industry. What are the mental health impacts we should consider…
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On the road again

Going on tour is great fun, and one of the cornerstones of our thriving performing arts sector. But, what are the mental health impacts we should consider as we continue…
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Self-compassion break

“Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.” — Rumi. This Mental Health Matinee is an invitation to stop, attend and explore taking care of yourself…
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Looking after the Earth to look after yourself

This Mental Health Matinee explores learning how you can reset your understanding of wellbeing by embedding ancient ways of knowing, doing and being into your daily life. Create a deeper…
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Sustainable creative practice

Creating great art is one thing we’re all very good at, but how do we do it without burning out, going broke or damaging others in the process? This Mental…
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Feeling good in the right now

This practical Mental Health Matinee focuses on how to use meditation to create space and energy in your everyday life. Deone will share how meditation works, the importance of breath…
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Emotions and presence

Garner techniques for riding the emotional roller coaster that is COVID-19. This Mental Health Matinee introduces how to build awareness and tolerance of our emotional experience, and how to use…
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Navigating through change and uncertainty

Drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy frameworks, this Mental Health Matinee will help you identify elements that might be in your control in a chaotic world, and what you have…
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Connect, rest and repair

“Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength…
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Pivots and pirouettes, careers and transitions

COVID-19 has disrupted the industry, organisations and personal careers. You might be using this time to reflect on your career in the arts, and how you might want to reconfigure,…
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Resilience and mindfulness

There is extensive evidence supporting the health benefits of mindfulness practice but – as with many things – mindfulness can often be easier said than done. This welcoming, relaxed Mental…
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Understanding self and identity

In the arts we’re united by our shared passion for storytelling, performance and the power of theatre to change lives. Sometimes though, we can confuse who we are with what…
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Mental health fundamentals

Mental health has understandably been in the spotlight throughout COVID-19. What is ‘mental health’ though, and what impacts it? This Mental Health Matinee explores risk and protective factors, as well…
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