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1, 8 & 15 August 2018 Mindful Parenting, Orwill Community House, Frankston, headspace Frankston, 11.00am to 1.00pm, young and expectant parents up to 25
Mindfulness strategies to make you feel more connected and compassionate with your child, and more calm with yourself
 
28 June 2018 Balancing Duty of Care and Dignity of Risk, National Disability Services, FMP PCP Multisector Community of Practice, 9.30am to 1.30pm, Frankston
A panel of providers and industry experts discuss supporting the consumer’s right to make decisions and take risks while balancing duty of care

Balancing Duty of Care & Dignity of Risk
Balancing Duty of Care & Dignity of Risk
 
19 June 2018 Understanding Grief and Personal Loss,  Mornington Peninsula Youth Services, et al, 6.00 to 7.30pm, The Corner Youth Centre, Mornington
Informative workshop for young people 10 to 25 aimed at helping develop understanding around grief and loss
Understanding Grief and Loss
Understanding Grief and Loss
 
Mindful Parenting referral form
Mindful Parenting referral form

15 June 2018 FReeZA Push Start 2018, 6:00 to 11:00pm, Impakt, Peninsula Community Theatre
Eight local young bands compete for the battle of the bands. This is a drug, smoke and alcohol free event, $10 entry
Push Start final
Push Start final

13 June 2018 Understanding Disability in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities Training for Mainstream Services, 9.15am to 4.30pm, ADEC, Frankston Arts Centre
Free training for mainstream organisations wishing to improve their service delivery for people living with or caring for someone with a disability from a CALD background, Bayside Peninsula area
Disability in CALD Communities
Disability in CALD Communities

5 & 6 June 2018 Breaking the Taboo: Giving a voice to the topic of suicide, Discovery College, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, headspace Bentleigh
A two session course creating a safe space to share views and perspectives around the topic of suicide. More info below
Breaking the Taboo
Breaking the Taboo

30 May 2018 Impact & Influence - Regional Koorie Youth Forum, Building Strong Aboriginal Youth, 10:00am to 2.30pm, Tatterson Park, Keysborough
For Aboriginal young people 12 to 24 living in the Southern Metropolitan Region (Port Phillip to Portsea to Pakenham), a chance to celebrate culture, share ideas and connect with other Aboriginal young people 
Impact and Influence
Impact and Influence


26 June 2018 Respectful Relationships for Individuals with Disabilities, Frankston & Peninsula Transcultural Network Meeting, 6.00pm (registration for 6.30pm start) to 8.30pm, headspace Frankston
Ginger Ekselman will be presenting on the peer-led relationships and sexuality program about rights, safety and relationships for people with intellectual disabilities 
MHPN Respectful Relationships
MHPN Respectful Relationships

22 May 2018 FMP Career Expo, FMPLLEN, Hastings Community Hub,9.30am onwards
A chance for young people to learn about career opportunities and pathways

Careers Jobs Expo 2018
Careers Jobs Expo 2018

18 May 2018 In Someone Else's Shoes:Different ways of understanding, Discovery College, headspace Frankston, 10.00am to 4.00pm
For people to explore different ways of understanding theirs and other people's experiences in mental health
In Someone Else's Shoes
In Someone Else's Shoes

18 & 19 May 2018 Have Your say about Reconciliation, The Hub, Hastings & Memorial Hall, Rosebud 10.00am to 1.00pm, Warringinee Group, Mornington Peninsula Shire
A chance to have your say about the Reconciliation Action Plan being developed through the Shire to build on relationships, respect and trust between Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians on the Mornington Peninsula
Reconciliation Action Plan
Reconciliation Action Plan

17 May 2018 IDAHOBIT Day, film screening of Marcus, Shed 11 youth centre Hastings 4.00pm
A film about the reactions of family and friends when Marcus comes out as transgender. Written by young queer and transgender kids 13 to 20. Light refreshments
IDAHOBIT film screening
IDAHOBIT film screening

15 June 2018 FReeZA Push Start callout for bands to compete, Impakt committee, Peninsula Community Theatre
For young people to compete in a "battle of the bands." Register as per flyer 
FReeZA Push Start
FReeZA Push Start

MASH (Mornington Alternative School Hangout) Thursdays 2.30 to 4.30 pm, The Corner youth centre Mornington, 15 to 19 year olds
For students attending alternative school settings - Oakwood, home schooling, Advance, etc. as a social group who direct their own activities
MASH
MASH

23 May 2018 Afternoon Tea, 2.00 to 3.00pm, Fusion Mt Martha
A chance for service providers to see what Fusion has to offer for young people at risk of homelessness, meet the team and tour the facility. See below to book
Afternoon Tea Fusion
Afternoon Tea Fusion

26 July 2018 Dare 2B Youth Conference, 9am to 1pm, 15 to 18 years, Whitelion, Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin
A free event looking at assisting young people in finding a job, featuring presentations by emergency services and personalities. Expressions of interest currently being taken
Dare2B Youth Conference
Dare2B Youth Conference

23 July 2018 Overcoming School Refusal, full-day workshop presented by Joanne Garfi, Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC), Ebdale Community Hub & Learning Centre, Frankston
An interactive workshop looking at the impacts of anxiety in children in regards to school refusal and what can we do to engage/respond
Overcoming School Refusal
Overcoming School Refusal

3 May 2018 A Workshop for Parents/Carers about SECASA and Trauma, 11.00am to 2.00 pm, SECASA Seaford, Monash Health
For parents/carers and significant others who provide care to children 4 to 18 who have experienced sexual assault and/or family violence; free workshop to learn about SECASA and supporting your child/ren
Parent Workshop Poster
Parent Workshop Poster

23 April 2018 Empower YOUth, Mondays 4 to 6pm for 8 weeks, 14 to 18 year olds, headspace Frankston, SalvoCare Eastern & Detour
Includes making new friends; exploring your goals; boosting health, fitness & wellbeing; cooking; job support & interview practise, budgeting
Empower YOUth
Empower YOUth

Term 2, Discovery College program, headspace Frankston, headspace Bentleigh, headspace Dandenong, and The Corner Mornington
Taking Charge of Your Own Health; Mindfulness; topics addressing suicide; Mind & Body, Nutrition; Creative Writing; Medication
Discovery College Course Guide
Discovery College Course Guide
Discovery College enrolment
Discovery College enrolment
Discovery College Term 2 Calendar
Discovery College Term 2 Calendar

2 May - 20 June 2018 Space 4 Us,  Wednesdays 4 to 6pm, 13 - 18 yr olds, The Corner youth centre Mornington, Peninsula Health Mental Health Service & Mornington Peninsula Youth Services; referrals extended to 10 April 2018
A free program for young people who have a parent or close relative with mental illness to increase their knowledge of mental health & illness; coping strategies; more connected; support; leadership
Space 4 Us Flyer
Space 4 Us Flyer
S4U for referrers
S4U for referrers
S4U Info parents & young people
S4U Info parents & young people
Space 4 UsReferral form
Space 4 UsReferral form
 
13 June 2018 The Ripple Effect, Village Cinemas Karingal - a movie about suicide and the ripple effect it has on the community.
A portion of all tickets sold will be donated to Mindfull Aus, and Matt Runnalls from that organisation will run a Q & A session afterwards.
The Ripple Effect
The Ripple Effect

26 April to 31 May 2018 A Parenting Program for Parents with a Mental Illness, 1.00 to 3.00pm, Anglicare & Mentis Assist, Mentis Assist office, Mornington
A free six week program that incorporates parenting skills information sessions and discussion on how to better manage your mental illness.
Anglicare & Mentis Assist Parenting
Anglicare & Mentis Assist Parenting

24 April to 12 June 2018 A Parenting Program for Parents with a Mental Illness, 1.30 to 3.00pm, Anglicare & Neami, Frankston North Community Centre
A free eight week program that incorporates parenting skills information sessions and discussion on how to better manage your mental illness.
Anglicare/Neami Frankston Parenting
Anglicare/Neami Frankston Parenting

20 April 2018, Trans & Gender Diverse Inclusion in Sport, 9.30am to 1.30pm, Carlton, Proud2Play and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
A workshop for sporting organisations to learn how to be more inclusive of trans and gender diverse people
Trans & Gender Diverse Inclusion in Sport
Trans & Gender Diverse Inclusion in Sport

17 April 2018, Creative Expressions of Connection and Love following Death or Loss, Frankston & Peninsula Transcultural Mental Health Network Meeting, 6.00pm registration; 6.30 to 8.30pm presentation, headspace Frankston
Dr Greg Roberts is a social worker who has focused primarily on grief, trauma and bereavement.
Creative Expressions - Death & Loss
Creative Expressions - Death & Loss

9 - 13 April 2018 Youth Celebrations @ Bayside, Youth Week, Bayside Shopping Centre, 1.00 to 5.00pm each day, Frankston City Council, Bayside, Chisholm, BSL, The Peninsula Model, SalvoCare Eastern, Taskforce, PCP
Activities include gaming comps; sport activities; live music and drumming workshops; live street art; workshops, jobs & training opportunities
Youth Celebrations @ Bayside
Youth Celebrations @ Bayside

Youth Art Exhibition, Victorian Youth Week - Our Mental Health Matters, Southern Peninsula Youth Advisory Group, 12 to 25 yrs, applications close 17 April 2018
Artwork can include painting, sculpture, dance, drawing, graffiti art, poetry and needs to be around the theme light after dark, demonstrating how art has assisted a journey "out of the dark and into the light" focusing on hope, recover and the impact of mental health. The exhibition will be held 6 to 8pm Friday 20 April 2018 at Southern Peninsula Art Centre, Rosebud.
Youth Art Exhibition
Youth Art Exhibition

Detour Youth Coach position available, fixed-term full-time until April 2019; Melbourne City Mission, Uniting & Kids Under Cover; applications close 9am Monday 16 April
Early intervention homelessness program for young people 12 to 24 years and their families. See below for more details.
Detour position
Detour position

6 April 2018, 9.00am to 5.00pm, Autumn Clothing Sale, Clothes4U Inc. 1355 Pt Nepean Rd, Rosebud
This sale of beautiful clothes sizes 6 to 26 helps to keep their program going - dressing clients, including accessories, who need clothes for job interviews, important events, or just need a boost to their self-esteem. Ring 0490 058 596 if you wish to refer a client. Also, see ideas flyer to provide suggestions as to what services could be offered to men & boys as well as clothes.
Autumn Clothing Sale
Autumn Clothing Sale
Clothes4U Ideas request
Clothes4U Ideas request

17 May 2018 IDAHOBIT Day - International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia 
Save the date for raising the rainbow flag in Frankston. Further details to follow. Also following is some info about IDAHOBIT day and the opportunity to contribute.
IDAHOBIT Day
IDAHOBIT Day
IDAHOBIT Day info
IDAHOBIT Day info

Peninsula Pride groups Term 2, Under the Rainbow (13-17yrs), Gender Queery, Over the Rainbow (18-25yrs), headspace Frankston & The Corner, Mornington; Pride in our Schools

Peninsula Pride Queer Straight Alliance Under the Rainbow and Over the Rainbow social groups have spaces for Term 2. Also have space in our Gender Queery therapeutic group (18-25yrs). Please contact headspace Frankston for more information or referrals on 9769 6419.
Peninsula Pride groups
Peninsula Pride groups

Rainbow Connections, Tuesdays 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Shed11, 11 Marine Pde, Hastings
Social support group for gender diverse children under 12, parents/carers and siblings
Rainbow Connections
Rainbow Connections

24 April 2018 LYFT Up Your Family, Anglicare & YSAS, six week program, Tuesdays 6 to 8pm, headspace Frankston
For parents & carers of young people 12 to 18 using alcohol and drugs in a problematic way.
Week one : Parents to express their concerns on their young person; Impacts of AoD on their young person (YP) 
Week two: Why young person use drugs or alcohol ( Reasons and needs of using)
Week three: Adolescent development; Values as a parent Vs values of young people
Week four: Conflict and violence and resolving by education and boundaries
Week Five: Communicating with YP; How to support change in YP.
Week Six: Problem solving, life style balance; Self-care and resilience.
LYFT Up Your Family
LYFT Up Your Family
LYFT Up Your Family registration
LYFT Up Your Family registration

2 April to 13 April Mornington Peninsula Youth Services Holiday Program, The Corner and Shed 11
Includes craft days, reptile incursion and group fitness day
Easter 2018 School holidays
Easter 2018 School holidays

23 to 24 March 2018 Voices of Insight, Mornington, SEM Primary Health Network
For people with a lived experience of suicide who are interested and ready to share their story publicly
Voices of Insight
Voices of Insight

2 to 13 April 2018 School Holiday Program, Frankston Youth Services
Lots of school holiday activities including Gravity Zone, fishing, rock climbing, movies, etc.
Frankston School Holiday program
Frankston School Holiday program

20 April 2018 Mental Health Expo, Hastings Community Hub, 10am to 2pm
Features NDIS info, guest speakers, free food and giveaways; stalls from local services supporting mental health, drug & alcohol, gambling, housing, etc.
Mental Health Expo
Mental Health Expo

24 March 2018 Womin Djeka Balnarring Ngargee festival, Balnarring Beach, Robertsons Park & Camping Reserve, 10am to 9pm
Featuring music and dance acts, bush tucker walks, art & craft activities, children's area, welcome to country, stalls and more
Womin Djeka Balnarring Ngargee
Womin Djeka Balnarring Ngargee

17 March 2018 Westwind: Djalu's Legacy, Somers School Camp Community Cinema, Womin Djeka Balnarring Ngargee, 6.30pm
Yolngu warrior, shaman and father Djalu Gurruwiwi, with some help from global pop star Gotye, must find a way to bring two worlds together to save his culture
Westwind: Djalu's Legacy
Westwind: Djalu's Legacy

1 March 2018 Disability Action Plan Have Your Say, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Peninsula Community Theatre, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Help set the priorities for the Shire's new Disability Action Plan; for people with disabilities, carers, support workers & services, community services & groups, businesses & individuals; followed by lunch
Disability Action Plan consult
Disability Action Plan consult


23 February 2018 Living Culture celebration, The Briars @ The Barn, 7 to 11pm
Features Archie Roach, Nola Lauch & Band, Marty Williams; smorgasbord and drinks to celebrate incorporation of Living Culture
Living Culture
Living Culture

Southern Peninsula Youth Advisory Group (SPYAG), YLounge Rosebud, every Tuesday, 3.30pm to 5.00pm
An opportunity for young people to voice their opinion on issues that matter to them
Southern Peninsula Youth Advisory Group
Southern Peninsula Youth Advisory Group

29 March, 29 June & 21 September Open Mic Nights, The Corner Youth Centre, 6.00 to 9.00pm, Impakt Freeza, Mornington Peninsula Shire
A chance for young people aged 10 to 25 to perform in a safe, supportive environment
Open Mic Nights
Open Mic Nights

1 March 2018 Peninsula Pathways Association Services & Providers Forum, Hastings Hub, FMPLLEN, 1.00 to 3.00pm
For services & providers who support young people in pathways and employment options & overcoming barriers to education and transition in FMP
Peninsula Pathways Association forum
Peninsula Pathways Association forum

Position available for Senior Social Planner - Aboriginal Culture and Community Development, Mornington Peninsula Shire
For indigenous Australians only, closing date 23 February; for further details see below or contact Kathy Heffernan on 0417 058 827 or 5950 1682
ATSI Senior Social Planner MPS
ATSI Senior Social Planner MPS

21 & 28 April Mornington; 12 & 19 May Rosebud; 18 & 25 June Hastings - free Community Mental Health First Aid Training, Mornington Peninsula Shire & Youth Services
Free two-day mental health first aid training for anyone working,volunteering with or caring for young people on the Mornington Peninsula
MHFA Training
MHFA Training

16 March 2018 Shed 11 Movie Night, Mornington Peninsula Youth Services, Shed 11 Youth Centre, Hastings, 6.00 to 8.00pm
An event for young people 10 to 17 and their families featuring free popcorn and pizza
Shed 11 Movie Night
Shed 11 Movie Night

6 March to 22 May 2018 Building a Future - A Care & Community Education Program, Wellways, Hastings Hub
12 x 3 hr session mental health education and support program for families, friends and carers of someone experiencing mental health issues
Wellways Building a Future
Wellways Building a Future

Term 1, 2018 headspace Frankston group program snapshot
Peninsula Pride, Kooriez Space, Creative Arts, REAL Group, MAT, Mindful Parenting, Boxing Class, Empower Youth, Gym Buddies, Discovery College, Peer Space, LYFT Up Your Family, Familly & Carers Coffee and Chat
Group programs headspace
Group programs headspace

1 March 2018 every Thursday, The MAT Program, Frankston headspace, 12.30pm to 2.00pm
A therapeutic martial arts program to learn strategies to maintain positive behaviour and life skills for 13 to 17 year olds
The MAT program
The MAT program

24 February 2018 Lucy Star @7, Public reading and signing at Hastings Library 10.00am followed by morning tea at Shed 11, Rainbow Connections & Mornington Peninsula
Author Kate Downey will read from her book, which is an education resource for parents, teachers and adults to share with young children about trans and gender diverse people
Lucy Star @ 7
Lucy Star @ 7

13 February 2018 every Tuesday, Creative Arts, The Corner Youth Centre, Mornington, 10.30am to 12.00pm, headspace
De-stress, explore, and express yourself through art - no need to be an artist; for 18 to 25 year olds
Creative Arts
Creative Arts

13 April or 18 May Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person, Mind Australia, Narre Warren (or other dates in Heidelberg)
This four hour workshop aimed at any member of the public looks at how you can reduce the risk of a person acting on thoughts of suicide
MHFA for suicidal person
MHFA for suicidal person

5 & 6 April 2018 or 7 & 14 June Youth Mental Health First Aid, Mind Australia, Narre Warren
This course, facilitated by Michala Copeland from Mind, a very experienced facilitator, teaches how to assist a young person who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid

2 March 2018 U/15 Male Kickstart & All Nations try outs, 5.30pm to 7.00pm, Dandenong, St Kilda & Melbourne Football Clubs
Kickstart players must be under 15 (born 2003 or 2004) and be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, All Nations players must be same age and born overseas or have one parent born overseas.
Kickstart.All Nations FC
Kickstart.All Nations FC

12 February 2018 Servant or Slave, Commemorating the National Apology, Mornington Peninsula Shire, at Rosebud Cinema at 6.30pm
This free event marks the tenth anniversary of the Commonwealth Government's Apology to the Stolen Generations. Features the film Servant or Slave and musical performances. For bookings and more info see flyer below
Servant or Slave
Servant or Slave

8 February to 29 March 2018 Kooriez Space, 3.30 to 5.00pm, headspace Frankston, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Willum Warrain & Nairm Marr Djambana, 12-17 year olds
For indigenous young people to meet, socialise and learn more about their culture. See flyer for more info and program overview (includes venues). Transport is available on request
Kooriez Space
Kooriez Space

10 & 11 February 2018 Best Practice in Transgender Health, live streamed at headspace Frankston
This two day conference is available through headspace so let Lesa know what time you might like to attend (9769 6419). Program and flyer are attached here:
Best Practice in Transgender Health
Best Practice in Transgender Health
 
Program
Program

31 January 2018 Making Peace with Your Parents, Midsumma Festival, 5.30pm, The Victoria Room, Queen Victoria Women's Centre
When family estrangement affects LGBTIQ young people, Carole-Ann Allen gives useful strategies for healing
Making Peace with your Parents
Making Peace with your Parents
Making Peace with your Parents
Making Peace with your Parents
 
16 February 2018 Variety Gala, Parents of Gender Diverse Children & Proud to Play, 7.00pm, Malvern Town Hall 
Features Dolly Diamond, Jacob Thomas, Bev Killick, Geralding Hickey, Kirsty Webeck and special act MAYA; silent and live auction; food and entertainment
2018 Variety Gala
2018 Variety Gala
 
2018 Variety Gala invitation
2018 Variety Gala invitation


23 January 2018 100 Story Building writing workshop, FaPMI Holiday Activity, 92 Nicholson St, Footscray, followed by activity at Melbourne Central
For 12 to 18 year olds who have a parent or another adult family member who has experienced a mental illness

FaPMI Activity 21.01.18
FaPMI Activity 21.01.18


8 February to 16 March 2018, Term 1 courses, Discovery College, headspace offices and other venues
Short courses with opportunities for discussion, for young people, clinicians, learning specialists, etc. Includes Reframing, Building, Developing and Supporting topics. Course guide, enrolment form and term one calendar 2018 attached.
Discovery College course guide
Discovery College course guide
 
Enrolment form
Enrolment form
 
Discovery College Term One calendar
Discovery College Term One calendar

7 March to 16 May 2018 Space 4 Us, Peninsula Health, The Corner youth centre, 91 Wilsons Rd, Mornington, Wednesdays 4.00pm to 6.00pm
An eight week program for 13 to 18 year olds who have a parent with a mental illness; learn more about mental illness, how to cope at home, how to get support. Also flyers here with information for referring services, and for parents of young people who may be referred. Only for young people living on the Mornington Peninsula. Referrals open until 9 February. For more info contact Allira McCall on 9784 6999. 
Space 4 Us
Space 4 Us
 
Space 4 Us Referrer info
Space 4 Us Referrer info
 
S4U Parent info
S4U Parent info

Warringinee Group, Mornington Peninsula Shire
The Warringinee Group supports cultural diversity across the Mornington Peninsula Shire and promotesunderstanding of the issues challenging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and aims to ensure equitable access to services for the Indigenous communities living on the peninsula.
Warringinee flyer
Warringinee flyer

12 February 2018 Rose-Budding Art Comp, Seawinds Community Hub with Rosebud Plaza
Submissions invited by this date of 2D artworks with open them for age groups 12-14, 15-17 & 18-21; free $25 art material vouchers; great prizes to win
application form
application form
Rosebudding art comp
Rosebudding art comp

13 February 2018 LYFT Up Your Family, Anglicare Victoria, Six week program Tuesdays 6.00 to 8.00pm headspace
For parents & carers of 12 to 18 year olds experimenting with or using alcohol and other drugs and displaying challenging behaviours
LYFT Up Your Family
LYFT Up Your Family

6 February 2018 Morning Tea, Learn Engage Connect, Young Parents Program, 10.30 to 11.30am, Chisholm Tafe
A chance for professionals to find out more about the program so that they can promote to appropriate clients
Young Parents Morning Tea
Young Parents Morning Tea

10-12 January & 23-25 January 2018 Story Camp, State Library Victoria, free workshops for 12 to 15 year olds
For budding writers featuring spoken word, zines and fiction writing. Lunch & transport costs provided
Story Camp
Story Camp

January 2018 Mornington Peninsula Youth Services School Holiday program
Lots of fun activities at The Corner and Shed 11 youth centres and outreach activities from the YLounge; excursion to Strike Bowling & Laser Tag, and a dance activity (gold coin donation)
MPYS January holiday program
MPYS January holiday program

15 December 2017 Second birthday celebrations and new Youth Services logo launch, The Corner youth centre, 10.00 to 11.00am
Come and help the Shire's Youth Services team celebrate two years at The Corner and our new logo. More info to come
The Corner 2nd birthday
The Corner 2nd birthday
 
14 & 15 December 2017 Clothes4U $1 Christmas Sale, 1355 Pt Nepean Rd, Rosebud, 10.00am to 5.00pm
Every item only $1,including many designer labels and sizes ranging from 6 - 26
Clothes4U Christmas sale
Clothes4U Christmas sale

13 December 2017 How to Write a Resume, Hastings Library 11.00am; Rosebud Library 2.00 pm, Advantage Resumes
For school leavers who want to learn how to write an engaging resume; bookings essential at ourlibrary.mornpen.vic.gov.au/events 
How to Write a Resume
How to Write a Resume

11 December 2017 Mornington Peninsula Shire Community Engagement for the 2018 - 2022 Disability Action Plan, Hastings Hub, Rosebud Council Offices & Mornington Library
People with disabilities, carers, support workers, community services and groups, businesses, individuals are invited to contribute towards the plan at these consultations
Disability Action Plan consult
Disability Action Plan consult

11 to 14 December 2017 Teen Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training, Mental Health First Aid Australia, Brooklands of Mornington, Four full days
This four day course accredits successful applicants to conduct the teen Mental Health First Aid course to secondary school students to coach young people to provide mental health first aid to their peers
Teen MHFA
Teen MHFA

8 & 15 December 2017 Taking the Edge Off: Let's Talk about Drugs & Alcohol, Discovery College, headspace Frankston, 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Exploring different views and perspectives around drugs & alcohol, challenges for you or someone close to you with AOD, hearing from people with their own challenges with AOD in a hopeful, meaningful way
Taking the Edge Off
Taking the Edge Off
enrolment form
enrolment form

28 November 2017 Headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program: Specialist support for young people at risk of developing psychosis, Mental Health Professionals' Network, headspace Frankston 6.30pm to 8.30pm, registration & supper 6.00pm
Melissa Barratt, Psychiatric nurse from the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program, is the guest speaker
MHPN November 2017
MHPN November 2017

25 November 2017 White Ribbon Day march, Alfred Street Mall, Hastings, 11.30am, to show support for the prevention of violence against women. Free BBQ!
Guest speakers are Senior Sergeant Andrew Horscroft (Victoria Police Family Violence Unit) & Susan McDougall (SECASA)
White Ribbon Day
White Ribbon Day

22 November 2017, Internet Gaming Addiction and the Effects on Mental Health webinar, Mental Health Professionals Network webinar, 7.15pm for 75 minutes
An interdisciplinary panel discussion around a case study of a teenage male consumed by internet gaming - recognise clinical effects and harms to mental health of internet gaming addiction. This will be filmed and available to view on https://www.mhpn.org.au/resources/webinars  in no later than three weeks' time.
Internet gaming addiction
Internet gaming addiction

26 October to 7 December, Working Together Mighty Girls Social Group, Biala Peninsula, Thursdays 4.30 to 5.30pm
For girls between 8 and 12 years with Autism Spectrum Conditions to develop their sense of belonging, self awareness and work on their communication and peer relationship skills
Working Together Girls
Working Together Girls

6 & 7 December 2017 CHAMPS Program Facilitator Training, The Bouverie Centre, 9.15am to 4.30pm
For practitioners working in mental health, child & family services, community agencies,etc. CHAMPS (for children 8 to 12 who have a parent with a mental illness) has been updated and this is the first facilitator training for the new model. More info here:
CHAMPS facilitator training
CHAMPS facilitator training

Activate - Assistance to access sporting and recreational activities - Tennis, Karate, League Bowling, Basketball, Music & Swimming, The Peninsula Model
For young people up to 25 whose families cannot afford the costs of engaging in sporting and recreational activities, offering memberships, uniform and lessons. Referrals through Brotherhood of St Laurence 
Activate
Activate

1, 8, 15 & 22 November 2017 Hand Made Art Therapy - Making Christmas Gifts, Whitelion, Kindred Art Space, Frankston, 3.30 to 4.30pm
For 15 to 25 year olds to create personalised gifts for Christmas in the wonderful art space and small group setting provided by Kez Knight in Kookaburra St, Frankston, supported by Whitelion. Limited spaces so ring Racheal to book
Hand Made Art Therapy project
Hand Made Art Therapy project

17, 24 & 31 October 2017, Creating Capable Leaders, Family Life, Tootgarook Community House, 9.30am to 12.00pm
This free training is delivered using a strengths based approach to build participant's confidence and leadership potential while supporting them to be agents for change. For local people over 18
Creating Capable Leaders
Creating Capable Leaders

21 & 22 October
2017, FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course, Rosebud Library, 9.00am to 4.00pm both days
Free YMHFA training in Rosebud for anyone volunteering or working with young people or their families on the Mornington Peninsula. Limited to 20 places so book soon
YMHFA training
YMHFA training

6 October & 3 November 2017, Cyber Safety Workshops, SECASA, Seaford PENSAC, 11.00am to 2.00pm
For kids 11-13 and their parents on 6 October, and for kids 14-16 and their parents on 3 November; covering cyber-bullying,sexting, grooming and how to report
Cyber Safety Workshop
Cyber Safety Workshop

13 October 2017, Municipal Public Health & Wellbeing Plan 2017-21, Have Your Say, submissions close for feedback in two weeks

The Mornington Peninsula's draft Municipal Public Health & Wellbeing Plan is currently on public exhibition and feedback is welcome. See flyer for more info or click on the link here https://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/About-Us/Have-your-say/Health-and-Wellbeing-Plan
Have Your Say
Have Your Say

9 October 2017, Sexual Lives & Respectful Relationships (SL&RR), Mornington Library Meeting Room, 10.30 to 11.30am
An information and practice session about the program which helps people with intellectual disabilities talk about relationships & safety. Trained Peer Educators and Program Partners can deliver a series of four half-day workshops to people with disabilities.
Sexual Lives & Respectful Relationships
Sexual Lives & Respectful Relationships


18 October 2017, Girl Talk, SalvoCare Eastern, headspace Frankston, 5 weeks, Wednesdays 4.00 to 6.00pm 
For girls 13 to 17 years old to explore self care, healthy relationships, self esteem, sexual health, drugs & alcohol, and mental health
Girl Talk
Girl Talk
   
Girl Talk referral
Girl Talk referral
                      
23 October 2017, Empower YOUth, SalvoCare Eastern, Melbourne City Mission, headspace Frankston, 8 weeks, Mondays 4.00 to 6.00pm
For young people 14 to 18 years old to explore goals, boost health & fitness, career, budgeting, cooking, make new friends
Empower YOUth
Empower YOUth
Empower YOUth referral
Empower YOUth referral

15 November 2017, Be Informed Body Esteem Educator Training, Butterfly Foundation, Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington, 9.00am to 1.00pm
Professional development, focused on creating a body confident environment for the young people you work with. Suitable for teachers, youth workers and community professionals.
Be Informed
Be Informed

17 October 2017, Anglicare & YSAS, LYFT Up Your Family, 6 week program at headspace Frankston, 6.00pm to 8.00pm
For parents and carers of young people (aged 12--18 years) using alcohol and other drugs in a problematic way. Covers drugs and alcohol; managing conflict; adolescent development; communication; boundaries and consequences; resilience and self care. See below
LYFT Up Your Family
LYFT Up Your Family

22 September 2017, Open Mic Night, Impakt FReeZA, The Corner Youth Centre, Mornington, 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Open to young people aged 10 to 25 who want the opportunity to perform in an intimate setting with their peers
Open Mic night
Open Mic night

19 September 2017, Integrating Sensory & Attachment Approaches in Mental Health Presentations, MHPN Frankston & Peninsula Transcultural Network Meeting, 6.45pm to 8.45pm at headspace Frankston
The latest offering of the Mental Health Professionals' Network features Julia Dixon, an occupational therapist with experience both in Australia and England in mental health.
MHPN Network meeting 19 Sept 17
MHPN Network meeting 19 Sept 17

18 September 2017, PEER (Parent Engagement Education & Resources) meeting, Parentzone Southern, Community Room, Mornington Library
For workers to share information on new groups and programs, and to discuss gaps in services.
PEER meeting
PEER meeting

9 October 2017 Anxiety Disorders in Children 0-12 & 9 November 2017, Gender Dysphoria & Transgender Needs, ELMHS PD sessions, 9.15 to 12.30, Dandenong
Cost $35.00; Practical information for workers, families and schools to support children and young people.
ELMHS PD Sessions
ELMHS PD Sessions

The Lab, Mornington at The Corner every Monday 4.30 to 6.30pm and Rosebud at the YLounge every Wednesday from 4.30 to 6.30pm 

The Lab is a computer club for young people with Autism or high functioning Asperger's syndrome who want to learn more about programming, coding, digital design and gaming.  There are now groups in Mornington and Rosebud every week. Cost is $25 per session, and you can register here: www.ahaa.com.au or call 0491 104 752. 

14 October 2017, All Abilities Disco, The Corner Youth Centre, 6.30 to 8.30pm
All ages event, $5.00 at the door, carers free

All Abilities Disco
All Abilities Disco

18 October 2017
, KarnivART '17 Mornington Launch Party, The Corner Youth Centre, Mornington, 5.00 to 7.00pm
Karingal St Laurence is accepting entries for the second annual KarnivART Art Competition in Mornington. Entries close on 29 September and if you would like to submit your artwork you will need to complete the entry form and see the terms and conditions. The Winner will be announced at the launch party on Wednesday 18 October from 5-7pm at The Corner, 91 Wilsons Rd, Mornington. You can call 5222 7445 for more information.
KarnivART flyer
KarnivART flyer
KarnivART registration
KarnivART registration

19 September 2017 Housing Connections for Youth, Melbourne City Mission, 11.30am Brotherhood of St Laurence, 24-26 High St, Frankston
A group program for young people looking for housing in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula, including realities of renting, applying, independent living tips

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Housing Connections for Youth
Housing Connections for Youth

25 September to 6 October
, School Holiday Program, Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services
Includes excursions to the zoo and Luna Park for a gold coin donation; outreach to skateparks; circus workshops; craft and music activites; and loads more
MP School Holiday Program
MP School Holiday Program

10 September 2017 World Suicide Prevention Day, Mornington Park, 10.00 am, Mornington Peninsula Shire with Chasing Change
A free community event giving the opportunity to share information & stories, offer support and raise awareness
World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day

Employment opportunities at Bunjilwarra, Koori Youth Alcohol & Drug Healing Service - Care & Recovery Workers
One full-time, two part time and casuals required for a 12 bed youth residential AOD treatment program located in Hastings.
Bunjilwarra positions
Bunjilwarra positions
Care & Recovery PD
Care & Recovery PD

29 August 2017 Identifying Family Violence Information Session, 2.00 to 4.00pm, Hastings Community Hub
A free PD session on identifying family violence in your clients, talking to your clients about family violence and safety, what your local referral pathway options.
Identifying Family Violence
Identifying Family Violence

15 September 2017 Andrew Fuller PD,  9.30am to 3.30pm, Frankston Football Club, Student Wellbeing Coordinator Association, School Focused Youth Service and FMPLLEN
Andrew Fuller will be presenting on Understanding Human Emotions and From Stressed to Strong in an all day event for Student Wellbeing and agency staff.
Andrew Fuller PD day
Andrew Fuller PD day

3 August 2017 to 24  August 2017 Mindfulness course, 1.00 to 3.00pm, headspace Frankston, Discovery College
A four week course to learn skills, techniques and ideas about how to live mindfully. Open to all - young people, friends, family, carers, clinicians, community members or you!
Discovery College Mindfulness
Discovery College Mindfulness
Discovery College Mindfulness pg 2
Discovery College Mindfulness pg 2

10 August 2017 Youth Suicide Postvention Protocol Brochure launch, 10.00 to 11.00am, The Nave, BSL Frankston, the Youth Wellbeing Stakeholder Advisory Group (YWSAG)
This is the formal launch of the Suicide Postvention Protocol and Charter which provides a coordinated and effective response to suicide incidents and fosters community capacity in minimising the risk of contagion following a youth suicide event.

Youth Suicide Postvention launch
Youth Suicide Postvention launch

10 July 2017 fortnightly  Creative Arts, 12.00 to 1.30pm for 18 to 25, 2.00 to 3.30pm for 13 to 17; The Corner Youth Centre, Mornington, headspace Frankston & MP Youth Services
De-stress, explore and express yourself through the therapeutic power of art making.
Creative Arts
Creative Arts

10 August to 14 September 2017 Parents Building Solutions, 1.00 to 3.00pm Thursdays, six week program, Eastbourne Primary School, Anglicare Parentzone with Eastbourne Primary School
A program for parents of teenagers, sharing strategies on building better relationships.
Parents Building Solutions
Parents Building Solutions

21 & 22 September 2017 Youth Mental Health First Aid, 9.15am to 5.00pm Narre Warren, MIND
This is an updated version offering Youth Mental Health First Aid through MIND. Suitable for anyone working with 10-19 year olds, including parents.
YMHFA
YMHFA

9 August 2017 Les Twentyman, 6.30 to 8.00pm, a Peninsula Voice event, Peninsula Community Theatre
Featuring Les Twentyman, from the Les Twentyman Foundation on his book launch tour, "The Mouth that Roared." Les has devoted his life to helping disengaged teenagers. Local John Sharpe, will interview Les to tease out what we can learn from his experience and of the Les Twentyman Foundation. Also promoting The Pledge family violence video which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwebV7Ry-FY

Les Twentyman
Les Twentyman
Les Twentyman PV register
Les Twentyman PV register

5 August 2017 Sleep in Your Car, 5.30pm onwards, Mornington Park (Esplanade Mornington), Fusion
Sleep in your car to raise awareness and funding of homelessness.
Sleep in Your Car
Sleep in Your Car

1 August 2017 Mindfulness for Self-care, 6.00pm registration & supper, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, Frankston & Peninsula Transcultural Network Meeting, headspace Frankston
This session will look at the many benefits of mindfulness and meditation; techniques for using them for self-care and for your clients to help with anxiety and depression.
Mindfulness for self-care
Mindfulness for self-care

11 August 2017 Battle of the Bands, 6.00 to 10.30pm, Peninsula Community Theatre, MPYS FReeZA Impakt
An all ages music event featuring the best bands of the Mornington Peninsula battling it out. Drug, alcohol and smoke free event. $10 at the door.
Battle of the Bands
Battle of the Bands

24 July 2017 Empower Youth, 4.00 to 6.00pm, headspace Frankston, 8 week program run by SalvoCare Eastern & Melbourne City Mission for 14 to 18 year olds
Includes exploring your goals, boosting health and fitness, career plannning, budget and cooking. Snacks provided.
Empower YOUth
Empower YOUth
Empower YOUth referral
Empower YOUth referral

25 July 2017 LYFT Up Your Family, 6.00 to 8.00pm, headspace Frankston, 6 week program run by Anglicare Victoria--Linking Youth & Families Together (LYFT) and Youth Support & Advocacy Service (YSAS)
For parents and carers of young people, aged 12 to 18 years, using alcohol and other drugs in a problematic way. Covers drugs & alcohol, managing conflict, communictation, adolescent behaviour, etc.
LYFT Up Your Family
LYFT Up Your Family

11-13 August 2017 Peninsula Hackathon, Frankston Foundry
A "hackathon" is an event that brings together a community dedicated to solving real-world problems. Get together a team of up to four (school student teams require a teacher. Cost is $100 per team and places are limited.

Hack theme: enabling the gig economy to solve unemployment!  Teams will be given challenges relating to the local jobs situation and will be encouraged to look at trends in the Gig Economy and Future of Work to hack solutions to be implemented by local stakeholders. More information and other questions are answered in the attached PDF handbook! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peninsula-hack-2017-hackathon-registration-tickets-34401180858

Peninsula Hackathon
Peninsula Hackathon

15 November 2017 Body Esteem Educator Training, Butterfly Foundation, Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington
Professional development for teachers, youth workers and community professionals, focused on creating a body confident environment for young people.
Bdoy Esteem Educator Training
Bdoy Esteem Educator Training
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