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Events at MHAPS during February 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: mental health, mental wellbeing, support group, support, services

All activities listed take place at 357 Madras Street unless otherwise stated. A donation is appreciated for all activities.

Contact MHAPS Reception for information on any of the offerings listed (365 9479, 022 370 8055 or reception[at]

Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support (MHAPS) also offers peer support, peer advocacy, peer recovery groups, a social centre, a consumer participation group and a volunteer run radio show.

Youth Peer Recovery Drop-in Groups

Come along to a friendly and welcoming peer support drop-in for young people aged 17+ and for students of all ages on Mondays from 5 to 7pm.

This informal group will be a chance to meet and connect with like-minded people who have their own experiences of stress and distress. You can talk openly and honestly about your mental health experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Awareness Consumer Group

A friendly and supportive Forum to discuss mental health and addictions topics contributing to improvements in mental health and addiction services. Light refreshments provided.

Date: Monday 11th February 2019.
Time: 12.30 to 2.30pm.

Phone Kelly for more information about joining (366 8288 on Mondays or Tuesdays).

Peer Zone workshops

Peer Zone is a series of fortnightly Monday workshops (from 12.30 to 2.30pm) led by and for people with experience of mental distress or addiction. It invites people to rebuild their own more positive story about their lives, offers tools for whole-of-life wellbeing and creates a community of mutual support.

Contact MHAPS Reception for the list of upcoming topics (365 9479).

Themes Information Evening

The topic for February is "Finding Your Tribe". This talk will be presented by Hannah Whittaker from MHAPS. Gold coin donation to attend, and bookings are required for groups of 4 or more.

Date and Time: Tuesday 12th February 2019, from 6 to 7.30pm.

Phone Ian or Terry for more information on topics (377 9665).

Friday Group

Weekend planning for staying safe around alcohol and drugs. Peer support and clinical input available.

Date and Time: Fridays from 12.30 to 2pm
Location: Oxford Terrace Baptist Hall.

Peer Support Sessions

Waiting for a Group or 1:1 to start? Our peer support team will be available on Tuesdays from 2 to 3pm for informal discussions on peer support and wellbeing.


This is a 11-week programme for people who experience moderate to high anxiety and who are strongly committed to change.

Next course starts in late April 2019. Phone MHAPS for more details or to register for the next course (365 9479).

Peer Discovery Groups

This is an opportunity to take part in an 11-week recovery focused conversation with a supportive group. Facilitated by MHAPS’ Peer Support Workers.

Dates and Times: Tuesdays from 11am to 12.30pm; and Wednesdays from 6.30 to 8pm.

The next Wednesday group starts on 13th February 2019. The next Tuesday group will start on 2nd April 2019.

Co-Reflection Group

This is an opportunity for staff, contractors, volunteers and community-based peer support facilitators to come together and reflect on our peer support practice.

The next session will be held on Thursday 7th March 2019. Contact MHAPS for more details (psmanager[at]

Breathing and Relaxation Course

Tutor Rosemary Mannering Hughes takes us through this popular and well proven method for gaining control of thoughts, improving openness and acceptance, and reducing stress and anxiety. This course costs $55 per person.

Contact MHAPS Reception for information or to register for the next course (365 9479 or reception[at] Limited places available.

Mindfulness Course

Tutor Kathy Hughes takes us through this popular and well proven method for gaining control of thoughts, improving openness and acceptance, and reducing stress and anxiety. This course costs $55 per person.

Contact MHAPS Reception for information or to register for the next course (365 9479 or reception[at] Limited places available.

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