Mental Health Week 2020 - What's On?


A curated list of Mental Health Week activities that can be accessed by Riverland young people (in-person or online).


headspace Berri Scavenger Hunt

Across the Riverland from 10th October to 25th October. Free, opportunity to win prizes.

The headspace Berri hERO group have created a scavenger hunt for young people aged 12-25 to get back out into the community and celebrate 2020 headspace day this October. The theme of this year’s headspace day will highlight the seven tips for a healthy headspace and encourage young people to take time to do something positive for their mental health.

#findingmyheadspace #headspaceberri


Full details here. 



Letters to Blue

Virtual experience over email from 10th to 17th October. Free.

From the mind and pen of local writer Kirste Vandergiessen Letters to Blue is a series of letters delivered straight to you each day during Mental Health Week. Sign up to receive your dose of whimsy and magic.

Sign up here. 



Poetry for the Terrified

Virtual workshop over Zoom 10th October, 2-4pm. $8 per person. 

Poetry can be a powerful form of self-expression and is a great way to support wellbeing—improving mood, strengthening cognitive health and fostering positive self-reflection.

This Mental Health Week, mindshare is hosting an online poetry workshop led by spoken word legends Alison Paradoxx and Wallis Prophet from Draw Your (S)words.

 Book your spot here.  




Barmera in-person experience 10th or 11th October. Free. 

Deep listening takes practice. This Mental Health Week join composer-performer and sound artist Dr Jesse Budel for a sound walk in Barmera to tune in and listen deeply to the environments we take for granted. Each sound walk will include: a briefing to learn more about sound and sound walks, a gentle quiet walk in a small group followed by a debrief about what you heard.

More information and bookings here. 



Mindshare Insta take-overs

Virtual experience on Instagram 10th to 17th October. Free. 

Stuck in quarantine or don’t feel like leaving the house this Mental Health Week? Mindshare SA is hosting a bunch of Instagram takeovers by lived experience ambassadors and mindshare artists all Mental Health Week.


  • Mali Isabel: My Purpose as a young Indigenous Artist & My Wellbeing Journey
  • Luke Hunter: Anxiety & Art
  • Georgy Rochow: Living with OCD & Making Music
  • Bel Short: Creativity, Craft & A Little Bit of Panic Disorder
  • Edona Dzemaili: On Schizophrenia, Multiple Diagnosis, Inner Conflict and Arts
  • The Art of Trauma: Show & Tell with Daria Healy-Koljanin
  • Nancy Bates & Anna Jeavons: Bipolar Q&A + Songs of Joy & Sorrow

Watch them all here. 


Know about a Mental Health Week activity that we've missed suitable for Riverland young people? Drop us an email and we will try and add it to this list. 


IMAGE: Photo by Anthony Fomin on Unsplash, additional headspace graphics using Dokio.