Health and Wellbeing Days
The blue skies of spring can breathe new life and wellness into our everyday. Throughout September and October there are many celebration and campaign days and events which can help you, or enable you to help others, to turn over a new leaf.
Indigenous Literacy Day
Indigenous Literacy Day celebrates Indigenous culture, languages and literacy within the community. Through increasing access to books and other literacy resources, it allows remote communities to discover and consume stories but also share their own powerful journeys. Donate via the Indigenous Literacy Day website and be immersed in beautiful books that are available to the whole community at the City of Adelaide Libraries.
White Balloon Day
Each year White Balloon Day unites the community to open the dialogue surrounding child sexual assault. The white balloon has become a symbol of support and hope for survivors of sexual assault and encourages them to speak out. Through education and training, White Balloon Day are also committed to protecting today’s children against sexual assault.
R U OK? Day
R U OK? Day has shone a spotlight on how meaningful connection through a simple question can assist suicide prevention. The simple action of asking R U OK? can have a profound impact on those who are struggling, simply by letting them know you are there for them.
Nude Food Day
Any day in October
Nude Food Day encourages you to get rid of the unnecessary barriers between you and what’s really important…food. By eliminating packing and wrapping we can reduce the amount of waste that ends up going to landfill and ease the strain on the environment. Get creative and pack your little one’s lunchbox with ‘nude’ food for the whole month of October.
World Mental Health Day
With 1 in 5 Australians being affected by mental illness, the way we support those impacted by mental illness is more important than ever. World Mental Health Day seeks to raise awareness and create an environment where everyone feels comfortable seeking the help and support they deserve.
National Ride to Work Day
Hop on your bike for National Ride to Work Day and start the day basking in some glorious Spring sunshine. Stop off at Hindmarsh Square / Mukata on the way to meet fellow cycling enthusiasts and a free breakfast.
Festival of Now
The Festival of Now uses the arts and creativity to galvanise a movement of healing and remove the stigma of mental illness. Live music and performances, various stalls, workshops, the Sharing Circle and more aim to inspire attendees to integrate elements of well-being and the beauty of expression into their lives.
Farmers throughout Australia are experiencing a severe drought conditions.Make a difference to farmers and their communities by supporting them through fundraising and donating. One of the many ways to support is through Buy A Bale, a program that assists by providing much needed bales of hay for famers to feed their animals.