Mental Health Seminar Sunday 13th October

Mental Health Seminar at St. Luke’s Uniting Church

Sunday October 13th, 2019
1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Afternoon tea provided

An introduction to the signs, symptoms and strategies to help a person developing or experiencing mental illness.

Better understanding facilitates in reducing stigma and fosters social inclusion in communities which is important for self-growth and relapse prevention.

Input will include:

  • Mental illness, facts and figures
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Ageing and Mental Health

The seminar will be led by Karen Spinks.

Karen Spinks has worked in Mental Health for 35 years across a broad range of areas including the acute, homeless, families and youth as well as the education sectors. More recently she has focused on Mental Health First Aid Training both the Standard and Aged course in an aim to help communities better understand the prevalence and interventions that can assist in helping people with mental health issues.

This seminar is for anyone who wants to learn more about mental illness and how to offer support to others.

Attendees will be asked to consider making a $10 or $5 donation at the door towards the cost of the seminar.

For more information contact: St Luke’s Uniting Church Office,

Phone: (03) 5244 2997



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St Luke’s friends are warmly invited to the following event:

NEW ARRIVALS WELCOME BBQ LUNCH Saturday the 29th of June 12:00-2:00pm

Come and show our love for one another by welcoming, interacting and meeting with our newly arrived neighbours living with us in our Geelong community.  Halal meat supplied, bring a salad or a sweet to share.

Please register your name for catering purposes with Bruce Rookes 0402 135 313

Orchestra Geelong 2019 Concert Series commencing Sunday March 31

Concert One:  Czech Please – Sunday March 31 2019 at 3.00pm – pre concert talk at 2:30pm.  Selected movements from the 8th and 9th symphonies of beloved Czech composer Antonin Dvorak.  

Conductor: Mark Shiell Guest

Soloists: Renowned duo Peter Sheridan and Lisa-Maree Amos will perform Domenico Cimarosa’s Concerto for Two Flutes.

More information: Orchestra Geelong

For the Joy of Singing the Classics 2-5pm Sunday 7th April

For the Joy of Singing the Classics is a concert series hosted by The Geelong Chorale, when choral singers get together to sing through a choir work on a Sunday afternoon with a guest conductor and accompanist.  The program is intended to give us an opportunity to sing through music that we might not otherwise get to perform. There are no auditions and there is no concert; we just have the joy of singing together for the afternoon.

Chorale provides the music and afternoon tea, and the venue is St Luke’s Uniting Church, Barrabool Road, Highton. It costs $15 per singer and $5 per listener.

On the 7th of April, Tom Healey will lead us through Orff’s Carmina Burana

We welcome singers and listeners, but anyone wanting to come MUST REGISTER with Anne Pilgrim on 0412 524 316 or so we have enough music and afternoon tea!