Events and workshops

Opportunities to learn more and connect with others

From compassion and meditation through to understanding anxiety and the role of nutrition in managing depression, we offer a range of initiatives designed to extend the support we provide while helping communities to learn and connect.

Each is focused on sharing strategies that can support wellbeing while providing individuals with an opportunity to access support in various forums and connect with others in their community.

Upcoming Events

Every Month First Tuesday Ongoing

Group for carers supporting an adult with mental illness

Connections and conversations

Supporting a loved one through mental illness, especially an adult child with severe or chronic illness or suicide risk, can be hard with lots of discomfort and conflicting emotions – often the parent’s emotions and needs are forgotten, overlooked or not prioritised.

Here at Axis, we understand the role of a parent can be challenging and exhausting at times. Supporting a child through mental illness, especially an adult child, can be very hard. The caregiver role often extends far into adulthood. We understand the difficulties that arise with this, including feeling isolated or cut off from others, worrying about our child’s wellbeing, grief and feeling misunderstood by other parents.

We created this support group at Axis Clinic to give parents a safe space to tell their stories, to explore their experiences and the difficult emotions that arise. We aim to reduce the stigma so many parents who support adult children with a long-term mental illness experience all too much. This support group aims to acknowledge how powerful and important these parents are and provide support to them throughout their journey.

Every Month Ongoing

Book club

Connections and conversations

We personally love reading books! With all the feelings of isolation over the last couple of years, we wanted another way to help us feel connected. That’s why we have decided to share our love of books and start a book club. We will choose a new book each month, and meet at Axis Clinic (or Zoom in) to discuss.

 Facilitated by our Clinic Directors and Psychologists Kylie and Carolyn. 

TBA Taking Enquiries 12 Weeks

Practicing the flow of self - compassion

Strategies for overcoming negative self-thoughts and improving wellbeing

We all experience negative self-thoughts from time to time, however for some, it can start to feel like a way of being. It becomes all-consuming and overwhelming and this can cause feelings of distress or shame. We know this alone can increase a person’s risk of depression, anxiety or low self-esteem and that’s why we think learning to practice self-compassion is so important.

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