5 Ways to Wellbeing Information Sessions

Warragamba Panorama

5 Ways to Wellbeing Information Sessions

Posted on: 18.05.2017

Wollondilly Shire Council will be holding a number of information sessions in the coming months aimed at young people and/or their parents.

The sessions are aimed at increasing awareness about wellbeing in the community and to give young people the skills to help them identify issues and seek support. All sessions will include input from local services and young people living in the area. Residents are invited to attend some or all of the sessions.

Sessions will be facilitated by Industry Professionals and may include panellists for group discussions.

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Session 1

Give- your time, words and presence

What’s involved?

  • Benefits of volunteering- having fun, meeting new friends, it can even help with your future career
  • How to get started
  • What is available in the community
  • Can’t find what you are interested in? How to start something new

Date: Wednesday 28 June

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue:  Picton Library, 42 Menangle St, Picton

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Session 2

Keep Learning- Embrace new experiences.

What’s involved?

  • Viewing ‘Embrace the documentary’
  • Learn about embracing how unique we all are
  • Learn about nutrition and setting realistic goals about how we look
  • Learn about body image, eating disorders, depression and anxiety caused by body image issues.
  • Please note - Embrace the Documentary is targeted at Young Women

Date: Wednesday 26 July

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: Picton High School, 480 Argyle St, Picton

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 Session 3

Be Active- Do what you can. Enjoy what you do

What’s involved?

  • Meet West Tigers players and take part in a fun, activity session with them
  • Hear how the players stay active
  • Hear some helpful tips and tricks for being healthy
  • Find out what is available in the area to stay active

Date: Wednesday 23 August

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: To be confirmed

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Session 4

Connect -Talk and listen. Be there, feel connected.

What’s involved?

  • Find out what good relationships look like at home, and with friends
  • Learn new skills and gain awareness of how we communicate
  • Learn about supports available
  • Learn about positive relationships

Date: Wednesday 27 September

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: Youth Hub, Community Links Wollondilly, 6 Harper Close, Tahmoor

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Session 5

Take Notice- Be mindful, appreciate the little things and savour the moment

What’s involved?

  • Find out about mental wellbeing and the importance of being well both mentally and physically
  • Learn how to recognise when you or someone close to you might need some support
  • Find out where to get help

Date: Wednesday 25 October

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: Youth Hub, Community Links Wollondilly, 6 Harper Close, Tahmoor

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Further details of each session will be provided closer to the scheduled date visit the events section on Council's website

Light supper will be provided at each session.

Lucky door prizes: sports vouchers, cinema vouchers, pampering voucher, a West Tigers game day experience and much more.

Please contact Council’s Community Project Officer Sharon Hartnett on 02 4677 9613 or email youth@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au to RSVP for any of these events.