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What's happening this month? Monthly calendar of ReachOut activities!

What's happening in July 2019?

 

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Special Discussion on Sexuality: We have a discussion about sexuality here! There will be a number of activities over 3 weeks on this thread, so keep an eye out for new discussion questions each week.

 

Special discussion on being a part of the bisexual community: Following on from the special discussion about sexuality, we will be talking about bisexuality and sharing some stories from young people about how they came to understand their sexuality. 

 

Getting Reals: We have three getting reals this month. Self Care and Empathy will be live chats from 7-9pm AEST. Stress about the future will be a week long discussion.

 

NAIDOC week: This year's theme for NAIDOC week is Voice. Treaty. Truth and we will be celebrating with a discussion about what this year's theme means to our community. We will also be speaking live on Facebook with Career Trackers, the Indigenous Internship Program from 6pm Monday the 8th of July, and then bringing the conversation to the forums for a live chat from 7pm! 

 

Ask a Pro: Live with Kai and Olivia talking about Gender: Our guest speakers will be joining us for two hours to talk about gender! You can submit Kai and Olivia questions to answer on the night Smiley Happy

 

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What's happening in August 2019?

 

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Sleep awareness week discussion: National sleep awareness week starts on the 5th of August, so with that in mind, we thought it would be good to open the conversation up around how we can improve sleep for ourselves.

 

Wear it Purple Day :  We will celebrate this day by reflecting on the amazing special discussions we have had about sexuality and bisexuality, as well as our Ask a Pro Live Event about Gender.

 

Getting Reals: We have two getting reals this month. Rapport with professionals will be a week long discussion, and Motivation and Studying will be a live chat from 7-9pm AEST.

 

Ask a Pro: Live Bre: This month's Ask a Pro Live will be with Bre the newest member to the ReachOut team. Bre will be joining us for two hours so we can get to know her a little better and hear about her advocacy work with young people.Smiley Happy

 

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What's happening in September 2019?

 

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Study Stress! This month ReachOut is focusing on study stress! You may see ReachOut in the media talking about study stress, social media content focusing on this topic and content on our website! We are also bringing the topic of study stress to the forums this month, looking at ways coping and building study skills.

 

R U OK Day: We will have a discussion about R U OK Day and ways you can get involved to check in with members of your communities. 

 

Getting Reals: We have two getting reals this month. Stereotypes and Discrimination will be a week long discussion, and Group Work will be a live chat from 7-9pm AEST.

 

Ask a Pro: Live This month's Ask a Pro Live will be about study stress! Keep an eye on the forums for more information!

 

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What's happening in October 2019?

 

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Recovery! This month the forums are focusing on Recovery and Wellbeing! A lot of this month's activities will be centered around Mental Health Month, Recovery and Navigating the Mental Health System when seeking help!

 

Special Discussion; RECOVERY! We will be hosting a month long discussion on Recovery to explore what recovery is, what it means to members of our forums community, and taking steps towards recovery. Keep an eye out for a different activity each week!

 

Mental Health Month: We are talking about mental health month here! Do you want to help us celebrate World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October, visit the thread to find out how you can get involved in Mental Health Promise activities, and more!

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Getting Reals: We have two getting reals this month. Family Changes will be a week long discussion from the 7th-13th of October, and You're a STAR: Self Love will be a live chat on the 21st of October from 7-9pm AEST. New to the forums, you can read past Getting Real Discussions here

 

Ask a Pro: Live This month's Ask a Pro Live will be about Navigating the Mental Health System when seeking help! Keep an eye on the forums for more information!

 

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What's happening in November 2019?

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Relationships! 

This month the forums are focusing on three different types of relationships: friendships, Romantic and sexual relationships, and family! A lot of this month's activities will be centered around these three types of relationships, including a tool kit to cope with relationship dynamics during the upcoming holiday season. 

 

Special Discussion on Healthy Friendships: We will be talking about friendships starting the 8th of November! This special discussion will have questions and activities to explore the role of friendships in your life. 

 

Special Discussion on Romantic and Sexual Relationships: We will be looking at the many different types of romantic and sexual relationships, and their role in your life! Topics such as connection, healthy communication, sex and maintaining a healthy relationship (and what to do if you are concerned about a relationship!) are just some of the things we will talk about here. 

 

Activity: Family and Home Life Toolkit: With the holiday season approaching, this activity will help you build a toolkit of ideas to help you cope with family and home life.

 

Movember! This month is movember! This week we will be posting some more information about how you and your communities can get involved in the movember campaign this month!

 

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Getting Reals: We have two getting reals this month. Inter-generational differences will be a week long discussion from the 11th-17th of November, and When friends drift apart will be a live chat on the 18th of November from 7-9pm AEST. New to the forums? You can read past Getting Real Discussions here

 

Ask a Pro: Live This month's Ask a Pro Live will be about Relationships where we will be bringing in a expert to give their perspectives on some of the topics we covered this month! Keep an eye on the forums for more information!

 

Weekly Wellbeing Activity: Join in our weekly wellbeing activities each week on a Wednesday here, or try out past weekly wellbeing activities here!

 

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Updated Note!

During November, we decided to postpone a few of the special discussions to make room for discussion and support on the Bushfires: How to Cope thread. The special discussions will be postponed for December 2019.

 

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What's happening in December 2019?

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The Holidays are here!

December marks the start of the holiday season, with school, university, TAFE and many workplaces wrapping up for 2019! This month we will be focusing on coping with the holiday season. 

 

Wrapping up our Special Discussion on Romantic and Sexual Relationships: The last discussion activity will be posted this month to wrap up our discussions of healthy relationships. The discussion is here!

 

Activity: Family and Home Life Toolkit: With the holiday season approaching, this activity will help you build a toolkit of ideas to help you cope with family and home life! Note, this activity is carrying over from November!

 

Getting Reals: We have two getting reals this month. Dealing with the holidays is live now and will be a week long discussion from the 9th-13th of December, and Let's have a fun GR will be a live chat with fun activities on Monday the 23rd of December from 7-9pm AEST. New to the forums? You can read past Getting Real Discussions here

 

Ask a Pro: Live We won't have an Ask a Pro Live this month, but this activity will be back January 2020!

 

Weekly Wellbeing Activity: Join in our weekly wellbeing activities each week on a Wednesday here, or try out past weekly wellbeing activities here!

 

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What's happening in March 2020 ?

 

After a really busy start to the year, we are really happy to resume our regular programming and share our upcoming events for this March! 

 

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Ask A Pro Live: Bi Visibility: we have a really exciting Ask  A Pro live tonight, 4th March, from 7-9pm (AEDT). In the spirit of Mardi Gras we’ll be shining a light on the “B” in LGBTIQA+. We will be talking about all things Bi Pride & Visibility with Anthony. It's promising to be a really exciting and inspiring chat, we would love for you to join us! 

We also have a second Ask A Pro pencilled in with the amazing team from Tomorrow Manthey are all about "reinventing masculinity, disrupting stereotypes and strengthening emotional muscle" . We will keep the community posted on when that will be, it promises to be a great discussion. 

 

Getting Reals: We will have two getting reals this month, driven by our amazing volunteer mod team. The first one is already underway, and is about When Something Goes Wrong  . It is still running at the moment until the 6th March, and we've already seen some great discussion there. The second GR for the month will be what does success look like to you? If you're new to the forums and would like to check out the amazing archive of all of the GR discussions, you can do that here

 

Weekly Wellbeing activity: we had a great Weekly Wellbeing thread on self-hacking which you can check out here , keep your eye out for new threads every week where we discuss everything from self-care, to favourite podcasts, to ways to connect with the people around us. The archives are here  and are full of great ways to stay well. 

 

Special discussions: we have a special discussion thread about coronavirus here , so head over there if you want to learn more, are feeling concerned, or just want to chat. 

There's also some great threads there from previous special discussions, including discussions about recovery, sexuality, and LGTBQIA+ issues, check them out here 

 

Important dates: We also have International Women's Day coming up on 8th March, and Harmony Day on 21 March.

 

 

Keep an eye out for other special activities, and like this thread if you want to stay updated on all of our monthly forum events. Thanks for making this such an awesome community, we're looking forward to a great month ahead! 

 

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Hi @Janine-RO , can you please tell me more about the activities happening in March and where I can find the threads, such as the one tonight (16/03/2020), and the 18th?

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Hey there @musicfan_xo , the GR is run by the volunteer mod team (the one in the calendar for yesterday) and everyone is really busy at the moment so that one has been postponed, we will tag you in it when it's up! The Weekly Wellbeings are posted on Wednesdays, you can also check out all of the past threads using the link above, there's a pretty massive back catalog  of threads there Smiley Happy 

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Thanks @Janine-RO , please tag me in them if you don't mind!