Think Well, Be Well

We all know that music is good for your mental health, right? Well the good folk at the Australian Psychological Society’s Gold Coast branch are planning a pretty special event to mark National Psychology Week, complete with musical offerings.

It’s rare that an event is held that has the potential to change your life while immersing you in the infectious grooves of some of the best and most danceable new bands around.   Successfully run beachside at Burleigh Heads in 2012, Think Well Be Well Festival is back. With a musical line-up that will knock your socks off, and a plan to have you dancing back into your life with renewed enjoyment and awareness, this is the ‘don’t miss’ community event of the year.

To be held at Broadwater Parklands at Southport on Saturday 15 November, Think Well Be Well Festival will not only lift your spirits, but will also fill your bag with fun giveaways and bright ideas for reducing the stress in your life. It offers the rare opportunity to have your questions answered in person by some of Australia’s most influential mental health and wellbeing organisations. Lifeline, Headspace and Relationships Australia will be in attendance, and the Gold Coast Drug Council is among the organisations that will offer information and support to individuals and families about how to solve problems and really start living.

An impressive musical line-up has been secured for the festival’s concert event. The Gold Coast’s favourite soul-rock-hiphop funksters, Electrik Lemonade (pictured) will bring their usual quirky good humour and knack for rocking the house. Jahkaya promise a rare blend of soulful, catchy, uplifting new songs in the roots-reggae genre that flirt with harder-hitting up-tempo rock beats.  For a more exotic pop-rock format that’s always danceable, hook-heavy and feel-good, Mayan Fox are sure to entertain. Hot new talents Jackson James Smith and Scott Dalton offer a more intimate musical experience, with instantly relatable original songs that echo talents like John Mayer and Matt Corby.   Folk-rock-blues combo, The Genes, complete the line-up, with their strong track record of visceral, melodic indie pop songs that chart the human condition. Rarely on the Gold Coast has such an award-winning and talented musical line-up ever been secured for a community awareness event.

With the support of heavy duty sponsors like the Queensland Government , Gold Coast City Council and Griffith University, the focus for this National Psychology Week event will be helping Australians to manage stress and increase their wellbeing, and to recognise when professional help is needed. Lifestyle factors that impact on health and wellbeing are a key focus for the festival, which aims to direct visitors to sources of guidance on psychological strategies, so they can achieve a healthier lifestyle and more pleasure in daily living.

Stress is having a significant impact on the lives of 75 percent of Australians, and recent research shows that for one in five of us stress is having a powerful impact on our psychological functioning. Positive mental health is a lifestyle, and where better to learn how to create the perfect lifestyle while having a great day out than by the water in Australia’s lifestyle capital! See you at Think Well Be Well Festival.

Think Well Be Well takes place at Broadwater Parklands on Saturday 15 November from 10.00am until 4.00pm. And it’s all free.

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