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.
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.
Talking tough times through
Dealing with tough situations as a man can be particularly isolating. For many, talking about painful emotions caused by trauma, anxiety, anger, depression, relationship break-ups or grief and loss can be difficult. These feelings often challenge everything men have been brought up believing. Talking about it can be hard, but it’s important to know you’re not alone.
Our men’s group is designed to provide a space where men can seek support and talk openly with others who may be dealing with similar experiences.
Meditation – rolling practice group
Learn how to meditate, connect with others and strengthen your practice
Solitude and silence. Mention meditation and these sentiments often spring to mind. But while it’s a deeply personal practice, it need not be experienced alone. In fact, practicing together, particularly when starting out has many benefits.
Practicing the flow of compassion for women
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 that 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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