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25-02-2022 11:37 AM - edited 25-02-2022 11:40 AM
What's happening on the forums in March 2022 🗓
Check out the discussions coming your way this March, with our calendar of events below!
Daily discussion spaces:
We have a new discussion for almost every day of the week- join us to meet our forum members, and start building connections:
- Mindful Monday: A new activity every Monday
- Topic Tuesday (twice a month)
- Well of Wellness Wednesday (Friends, Family and Carers Forum): Share your wellbeing tips
- Thumbs Up Thursday: Celebrate a member by tagging them here
- Friday Feast: Bring a virtual plate of food and topic
- Saturday Soiree: Join us for a discussion to celebrate the weekend
Next month, we will have two Topic Tuesdays; Chronic Pain and Mental Health, and World Bipolar Day.
Chronic Pain - 1st March 2022, 7:00-8:30pm AEDT
We heard from the SANE Community that many of us are not only living with the challenges that come with mental health, but also with chronic pain.
We are curious to explore the connection between the two and share more information about living with chronic pain.
World Bipolar Day - 29th March 2022, 7:00-8:30pm AEDT
The 30th of March is World Bipolar Day, where we come together to celebrate, acknowledge and raise awareness of Bipolar Disorder. This year, we are joined by Bipolar Australia, sharing their knowledge through lived experience and research! Join us as we talk about living with and caring for loved ones with Bipolar Disorder, and the road of recovery.
Online Peer Group Chats
Every Thursday night, join us for a peer facilitated live event, led by the SANE Peer Support team. This month's topics include managing anger, the pressure of perfectionism, and decoding pop psychology. For more information or to sign up, visit this link: https://www.sane.org/peer-support/peer-group-chat
Managing Anger - Thursday 3rd March 2022, 7:00-8:30pm
Navigating anger- More often than not, anger is a stigmatised emotion, which can bring up further complex feelings for us all. However, sometimes anger can serve as a small voice to remind us of areas we may be ignoring, or where our boundaries are being disrespected. Let’s come together to explore at what anger looks like, as well as healthy ways to navigate this experience.
The Pressure of Perfectionism - Thursday 10th March 2022, 7:00-8:30pm
Pressure of perfectionism- Perfectionism can seem like a positive quality in motivating us to be the best we can be. However, it can create a lot of pressure for us, and get in the way of doing things if we’re setting up unreasonably high standards for ourselves. Whether its learned, arisen from trauma, or developed in another way, perfectionism can have a negative impact on our mental health- let's talk about what we can do about it.
Decoding Pop Psychology - Thursday 17th March 2022, 7:00-8:30pm
Decoding pop psychology-The lines between psycho-education, self-help and psychology are becoming increasingly blurred, especially on social media. One can notice normal emotions being pathologized into disorders or trauma .Lets come together to detangle these jargons and simple claims and answers to decode complex human psyche..as well as explore the benefits of it!
It's the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras & SANE is celebrating all things LGBTQIA+: We are continuing the celebration for 3 weeks, so keep an eye out for new questions, posts and resources
Self harm awareness month: March is self harm awareness month, and we will be leading a discussion about distress tolerance and coping with big emotions
Neurodiversity celebration week: Join us to celebrate neurodiversity starting the week of the 21st of March and share your story
World Bipolar Day: We starting off World Bipolar Day with a Topic Tuesday, then continuing the discussion here Let`s talk about Bipolar