Market for your Mind
FREE Youth Event on Monday 29 October, to coincide with Mental Health Month
EXPERT ADVICE / FREE FOOD / LIVE MUSIC & ART / YOGA / CANINE CUDDLES / FREE “STRESS-LESS” PACKS
Every year, Mosman Youth runs a ‘Market for your Mind‘ – an event targeted at young people to raise awareness for Mental Health. On Monday 29 October, Mosman Youth Services will host the third annual ‘Market for your Mind’ event on the Village Green from 3-6pm. The market provides young people aged 12-25 the opportunity to explore healthy behaviors to improve mental health awareness and overall well-being through a variety of feature stalls and special guests.
In 2017 young people shared their voice in the MYVOICE youth consultation and academic pressure was found to be a key issue with young people in Mosman. To assist young people during the marathon of studying for HSC and end of term exams the Youth Services team would like to take a moment highlight the value in rest and mindfulness on the journey through successful study!
This year’s Mental Health Month theme of purposeful action and a ‘shared journey’ seeks to empower young people, using their ideas and abilities to positively contribute to the community – ultimately improving mental health. To find out more about the 2018 participants who will be sharing the journey on 29th October click HERE
See posts below about our past Market for your Mind events, or click HERE for our 2017 wrap up.
On 29 October, Mosman Youth Services hosted the 3rd annual ‘Market for Your Mind’ a free community event to provide young people the opportunity to explore healthy behaviors and dedicate an afternoon to positive mental health activities and awareness. With the event held in the last stretch of HSC exams, it was a time for young people to reward themselves with a truly hard earned break after all the built up pressure of exam prep.
Organisations specifically dedicated to assisting young people attended and shared the vital message for positive mental health. The high school students were able to chat with support staff from headspace, DAYSS, TAFE, and Phoenix House.
We dug a little deeper and tuned into nature by chatting with community gardeners who alongside herbal tea tastings handed out free seedlings. We connected with our local community members through a hidden surprise in the free “Stress Less Packs” with a secret letters of advice from seniors in the area. You can read Margret and Walters letter in the highlight images below, but be warned the words of wisdom will melt your heart.
In every corner of the market young people could jump in on something different and exciting.On one side you would have found headspace, therapy dogs, slacklining, free tea tastings and DIY stress balls. Across the Village Green there was yoga, blender bikes, and the massive “Just Dance” competition. Not far away, sustainability and healthy snacks were blended together as young people worked for their own pedal powered smoothies. The hardest part was deciding what activity to try out next! Each of the stalls and activities Market for your Mind reinforced the benefits of self-care and connection with successful studying.
As the school year begins to wind down Youth Services staff would like to congratulate all students on their achievements and growth throughout 2018. We hope that the summer break offers time to relax and recharge and to spend time with family and friends.
Highlights from the day