Beyond Blue is proud to be the official charity partner for the 2022 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. We are excited to share our Healthy Families messages. We want to encourage all children and their families to be not only physically healthy, but mentally healthy and getting outside into nature is a great way of starting to plant this seed of positive mental health and wellbeing in your life.
Enter our Beyond Blue Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Competition to go into the draw to win an amazing Funky Monkey Monkey Bar set or a special VIP behind the scenes tour of The Block 2022 before it opens to the public with Block landscape designer Dave Franklin.
We would love children and families of all ages to come visit our Beyond Blue charity garden space (A40) and get involved in the many fun interactive activities we will have set up throughout the five days.
Come take part in Beyond Blue’s interactive stage area with activities including children’s indigenous mindfulness, wellness sessions and take home seed planting. Exciting activities include exploring our families drawing, colouring and writing marquee, where kids can help create our growing Butterfly Tree Wall. On the lawns we will have giant Snakes and Ladders, giant Jenga and football target games set up. Or why not just relax in our chillout area. Every child that visits our Beyond Blue space will be given a show bag to take home with them. Our Beyond Blue Van will be on site for attendees to chat in private if they would like to discuss the mental health and wellbeing of themselves or someone their concerned about.
Beyond Blue Daily Interactive Stage Times:
9.30am – 10.00am – Morning Indigenous Grounding Yoga session presented by Wayapa Wuurrk
11.00am – 11.30am – Children’s Indigenous Earth Connection & Wellness sessionpresented by Wayapa Wuurrk
12.00pm – 12.30pm – Learn the Waggle Bee Dance presented by Rotarians for Bees (Thursday Only)
1.00pm – 1.30pm (1pm – 3pm Sat & Sun) – Children’s Indigenous Plant A Seed / Bushfood session presented by Ceres
“We’re so excited to be partnering with the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Getting out into nature and taking part in a physical activity like gardening is a fantastic way to help look after your mental health. Together we hope to encourage more people to be active and take care of their mental health, as they would their physical health. Come and check out the Beyond Blue Charity Garden at this year’s show.” Georgie Harman, Beyond Blue Chief Executive Officer
Three million people in Australia are currently experiencing anxiety or depression. Every day, nearly nine people take their own lives. Because this affects all of us, Beyond Blue are equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health.
Beyond Blue are giving people the confidence to support those around them, and making anxiety, depression and suicide part of everyday conversations. As well as tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination, they’re breaking down the barriers that prevent people from speaking up and reaching out. Beyond Blue’s Healthy Families program gives parents, grandparents and carers information to support the children and young people in their life. It’s also there to help them to take care of their own mental health and wellbeing.
For more information visit beyondblue.org.au or call our Support Service on 1300 22 4636.
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