GMHBA offers a range of events and initiatives to help our members and the wider community improve their health and wellbeing.
We believe that providing information is vital to achieving this goal. The GMHBA Health Seminars help communities understand and cope with a variety of health topics that affect our communities.
Mental Health Week October 2017
In 2017, Mental Health Week will run from Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th October.
Mental Health Week aims to activate, educate and engage communities about mental health, through a week of interactive events.
To help generate awareness, and support our members in the Geelong community, GMHBA is hosting two events in the lead up to mental health week. These include the Reel Health International Short Film Festival – Exploring Mental Health through film, and a GMHBA Health Information Seminar “Sleep and Mental Health” with Dr Richard Chambers.
Sleep and Mental Health with Dr Richard Chambers
Sleep is essential for your health - it refreshes the mind and repairs the body. Join Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness consultant Dr Richard Chambers as he explores how the relationship between sleep and mental health is closely entwined. Find out more details and how to register.
Reel Health International Short Film Festival - Exploring mental health through film
Join us for a showcase of five captivating short films from all over the world exploring the theme of mental health and wellbeing. The screening will be followed by a panel and audience discussion about the films facilitated by local psychologist and author Chris Mackey, in partnership with Geelong Regional Libraries Corporation. Find out more details and how to register
Past Health Seminars
Food and mood – How your diet can affect mental and brain health - With Professor Felice Jacka
Professor Felice Jacka presented her findings on establishing a new approach to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders by looking at what we eat.
To view the slides and recording from the seminar click here.
Can we prevent depression – GMHBA Health Seminar
Depression can affect any one of us and there are many possible risk factors for depression, which vary from person to person. Professor Michael Berk explores the risk factors associated with depression and how these risks can be managed. To access the slides and recording from the seminar please visit here.
Eating Your Way to Awesome – with Dr Joanna McMillan
Dr Joanna McMillan is one of Australia’s best-known health, nutrition and lifestyle experts.
Dr Joanna as she explores how food, drink, exercise, activity, stress and sleep can all influence how you feel today and how they affect your health in the long term.
Click here to watch the seminar.