Thursday, August 28, 2014

Complimentary Registrations to Attend the Coolamon Rural Women's Gathering

Have you always wanted to go to a NSW Rural Women's Gathering but was just not able to find the extra dollars to cover the registration fee? 

The Rural Women's Network has TWO complimentary registrations to give away this year. 

The weekend event will be held on 12-13-14 September at Coolamon. 

If you would like to be considered for one of the 'FREEBIES' all you have to do is send an email to saying why you would like to attend by 3.00pm Friday 29 August. 

Preference will be given to those who have never been a gathering or have not been to one in the last 3 years. You will need to find your own transport and accommodation but the FULL weekend registration fee (worth $200) will be covered. 

Good luck sounds like a great weekend!

Got a Dream....

Lacking inspiration
Got a dream
This video will give you a boost for today
For me right now its living every day as kindly, lovingly, compassionately and honestly as I can
I don't always succeed but I'm trying

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Australian Running Calendar

Australian Running Calendar

The Australian Running Calendar lists running events throughout Australia including 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon events.
Events are added and updated frequently so be sure to check the homepage regularly and to join their weekly email newsletter or follow on Twitter or Facebook to be notified of updates.

A great resource to show you all the running or walking events across the country.

Partners in Depression


Partners in Depression is an education and support group program for people who love, live with or care for someone experiencing depression. 

It provides people with the information and tools to better support the person in their life with depression, and themselves.

Find out more about the Partners in Depression, program, including the structure and history of the program click here

To find out more about a facilitator in Australia click here

R.M. Williams Longreach Muster 13-14 Sept

Mood Mechanic Course

... The Mood Mechanic Course is designed to aims to teach practical skills for managing symptoms of stress, anxiety, worry, low mood and depression.

The Mood Mechanic Course is a free online and internet-delivered treatment program designed for young Australian adults aged 18 to 24. It aims to teach practical skills for managing symptoms of stress, anxiety, worry, low mood and depression. The Mood Mechanic Course was developed because many young adults have difficulties with stress, anxiety, worry, low mood and depression. But, many people never access or seek treatment.
The Mood Mechanic Course is being provided as a part of a large beyondblue funded project. You can read more about this project HERE.
To learn more about symptoms of low mood, please click HERE. To learn more about symptoms of stress and anxiety, please click HERE.
PLEASE NOTE: You can scroll right to the bottom of this page to make an application or register your interest in the Mood Mechanic Course.

What does the Course involve?

  • 4 online lessons that provide information and teach practical skills for managing symptoms.
  • Do It Yourself (DIY) Guides to help you practice those skills.
  • Lots of Additional Resources and Case Stories from others.
  • Brief weekly contact with a clinician via email and telephone (depending on the trial).
The Mood Mechanic Course is provided over 5 weeks and is designed to provide you with practical information and practical, proven, skills for managing symptoms of different types of anxiety, worry, low mood and depression. The Course aims to provide the information and skills that you would normally receive from a Clinical Psychologist. It is hoped it will help people to gain better control over their symptoms, improve their confidence and get back to living a full and satisfying life.

Who is the Course Suitable For?

  • Adults aged 18 to 24.
  • With symptoms of stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.
  • With depression, social anxiety, panic attacks and generalised worry.
  • Who want to learn information and skills to improve the quality of their lives and emotional wellbeing.
  • Who have at least 4 hours per week to spend working on the Course and practicing the skills taught during the Course.
Unfortunately, they cannot include people who are currently suicidal, do not have access to the internet or who are not Australian residents.  They also cannot accept applications from anyone who will be accessing regular Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treatment for anxiety or depression at the same time as doing the Mood Mechanic Course.
Not sure if this course is right for you? Please contact them, click HERE.

When is the Next Course Being Offered?

The next Mood Mechanic Course will begin on Monday 8th of September and application are now open. If you are interested in participating in the next Mood Mechanic Course just click on the Apply Now! button below and follow the prompts.
Of course, if you have any questions about the Course please feel free to contact them by clicking HERE.

The Feet Selfie

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