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Mental Health - Wellbeing Seminar

Mental Health - Wellbeing Seminar

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  • Sat 27 Apr, 2:30pm – 6:30pm


Jubilee Building - Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The need to experience mental wellbeing is universal. Join us as we explore with thought leaders, psychologist & wisdom keepers the art and science of experiencing good mental health & wellbeing.

With guest speakers:
- Tina Jones Counsellor - Founder & Director of Youth in Transition Charitable Trust
- Prof Anil Thapliyal - Chair e-Mental Health Working Group, International Initiative for Mental Health
- Gareth Edwards - Psychologist, Musician, Founder of Positive Thinking
- Srinivas Arka - Philosopher, Author, Developer of Human Positive Potential Programmes, Founder of Centre for Conscious Awareness Charities and Arka Foundation

Event details:
This event is an opportunity to learn and share knowledge gained from experience. The organisers wish to invite community members who would like to learn about tools for better mental health, as well as professionals in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

Speaker profiles:
Srinivas Arka
Srinivas Arka is a philosopher, author and internationally renowned speaker who focuses on achieving a state of wellbeing by addressing our mental, physical and spiritual health. He uses a form of meditation (Arka Dhyana) which helps us understand our true selves.

At an early age, Arka embarked on a search for the meaning of life (through serious inquiries into the timeless self in the time-bound body), scepticism, belief systems and the nature of human consciousness.

Arka undertook formal education in the Sanskrit language and English literature, gaining a degree in Sanskrit from Mysore University, Karnataka, and a Masters degree in English. He also studied Eastern Philosophy gaining insights into human nature.

For over three decades, Srinivas Arka has been travelling the world, sharing his knowledge with people from various backgrounds, cultures and professions. Along the way he has met thinkers, policy makers, professionals and students.

His extensive work of inspirational writings touches all areas of human existence from spirituality to a practical daily approach to environmental consciousness.

Srinivas Arka has founded Centre for Conscious Awareness (CCA) Registered Charitable organisations globally. Arka Dhama Ayurveda in India has also been established to help strengthen our physical, mental and emotional health using ancient wisdom.

Helping Young People – Find A Life Worth Living - Co- Founder Tina Jones.

About Youth in Transition Charitable Trust:
Every journey starts with the first step. For some, this first step is easier to take than for others. For some of us it takes a feeling of being at the end of our road, before we have the courage to ask for help with the journey back from that ‘end’.

Youth in Transition is a group of skilled, dedicated and passionate people committed to supporting any young person, their family and close friends, on that journey – for however long it may take.
The Trust’s core service involves a programme called the “Journey Back to Awesome” which is proving to be highly successful in addressing the needs of young people who are dealing with issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. Over the past four years we have helped hundreds of young people, aged 10-24, to get through their struggles and transition in to a life worth living.

About the speaker: Gareth Edwards

Writer. Musician. Coach. All round funny guy.
Maybe it’s his northern British roots, or maybe it’s because he’s was always the joker, but Gareth has spent most of his life seeing the power laughter has to transform people’s lives.

This was never more evident than during his own journey with mental health and subsequent 20 year career in Mental Health provisions across the UK and New Zealand, where he saw that if we can find the ability to laugh at the absurdity of the situation, we can start to see the light rather than the dark.

That things don’t seem quite so hopeless...

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