UPCYCLING – Funked-up Fashion
We’re motivated to make changes for the health of our Earth in 2020. Fashion designer Gina Barjeel is here to help: tackling the problem of fashion waste head-on!
In this 90min intro to upcycling your wardrobe she’ll give myriad hints and tips on how to make unique new pieces from old favourites, alter classics to create new styles, and create a new look – with zero waste.
The best part – we’ll finish with a Fashion Roadshow
Bring in that loved/hated item that’s just not quite right, and the most interesting candidates will get Gina’s tips on bringing it to life once more.
Wed 5th Feb // Green Connect Op Shop // $35
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses teach people simple, practical first aid skills for helping a family member, friend, co-worker or other person who is experiencing mental health problems. MHFA courses will teach you how to listen and respond to someone with a mental health problem, even if they are experiencing a crisis. You’ll learn how to help someone to access the support they might need for the successful management of symptoms as part of their recovery journey. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing support through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll be able to actively reduce stigma in your community, by responding appropriately to myths and misunderstandings about mental illness.
Attendance includes a MHFA Manual, Certificate of Attendance and a short assessment to obtain MHFA accreditation. There is no prerequisite required. The course runs over two consecutive days, with tea and morning tea provided.
We currently have three courses listed:
Thirroul // Thurs 13- Fri 14 Feb
Zetland (for Creative Industry) // Thurs 5th – Fri 6th March
Corrimal // Thurs 30th April – Fri 1st May
More info and tickets available at: https://www.therumpus.com.au/make-shift
Skillshare classes coming up
Sat 15th Feb
Power Tool Basics: DIY Box Shelf
Sun 16 Feb
MakeShift: Creativity on Prescription 8 week course
Monday 17th Feb 2020, 10:00 am – Monday 6th Apr 2020, 1:00 pm
This 8 week course is for people wanting to explore creative practices as a mode of self care and self-management of symptoms and impacts of mental health challenges.
Whether you have a formal diagnoses of PTSD, anxiety, depression, or whether you experience impacts of these from time to time, this course promotes the capacity of each and every person to strengthen the muscle of creativity as part of recovery.
Creative practices explored in the program include drawing and painting, ceramics, writing, music, cooking, gardening and nature.
Book now- https://events.humanitix.com.au/makeshift-creativity-on-prescription-8-week-course