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Adults Regular Programs Online

All Liverpool City Library programs are currently online only.

Community Survey: Adult Programs 
Have your say on the regular adult programs in the Library. Let us know what you are interested in and we will notify you when they restart.

CONVERSATION CAFE ONLINE

Conversation Café is a lively social group for anyone who would like to practise or improve their English speaking skills.

Practise and build your confidence as you discuss the topic of the week in a group chat! Working as a group, you will discuss a topic and then work together through questions. Throughout the class the tutor will share tips on speaking English.

This program is facilitated by Peter Gardiner.

Register to join the class:
Wednesdays
1-1:30pm

Register your attendance through Eventbrite. You will be sent a link to the classroom 30 minutes prior to the session.

MUNCH, MEND AND MAKE ONLINE

Join us fortnightly for a Friday afternoon of crafting and creating! Munch, Mend & Make Online is a free online social craft group for anyone interested in expanding their creativity.

Be guided through an easy craft activity using materials you might have around the house. Sessions will be run via Facebook on Fridays, 1-1.30pm on a fortnightly basis.

Living Library aims to help the community understand the lived experience of mental illness, tackle stigma and normalise getting help.

At Living Library events instead of borrowing a book, a story is borrowed through a speaker. Speakers talk to and take questions from an audience about their connection to mental health and wellbeing. This could be the lived experience of mental illness, being a carer for family members with mental illness or professional expertise in the mental health sector.

Living Library 2020

The Living Library will be streamed on Facebook LIVE via the SWS Wellbeing Facebook page on the following dates:

To watch:

  • Before October, ‘Like’ the SWS Wellbeing page on Facebook so you see all Living Library information and updates.
  • On each Wednesday, be on the SWS Wellbeing Facebook page ready to watch at 1pm.

Wednesday 7 October 2020, 1pm -1.30pm
Speaker: Mark Tayar is a health worker who uses his lived experience of Bipolar to help others.

Wednesday 14 October 2020, 1pm -1.30pm
Speaker: Nerissa Trindade is a carer for her wife who lives with Schizoaffective Disorder and PTSD. She will share her journey of growing through denial, awareness, resilience and now acceptance.

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 1pm -1.30pm
Speaker: Abir (Abbey) Lotfi will discuss her journey of mental health, recovery, family life and stigma in Arabic speaking communities of mental health issues.

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 1pm -1.30pm
Speaker: John Tran 

For more information, contact: SWSLHD-WellbeingCollaboration@health.nsw.gov.au or 4621 8714.

Past speakers:

In 2019, a Living Library video series was produced locally and launched for Mental Health Month as an awareness-raising resource for mental health and wellbeing in South Western Sydney. Borrow a story at the Living Library here.

For all Living Library project updates, follow SWS Wellbeing on Facebook, on Instagram and on Twitter.

The Living Library is funded by Liverpool City Council and South Western Sydney Local Health District in collaboration with local government and non-government organisations.