Logan City Council Leisure Centres

Queensland Mental Health Week at Logan Leisure Centres

Almost half of Australians have had a mental health condition, and one in five Australians experience mental ill-health each year. Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) will be held from 7-15 October to raise community awareness and understanding of mental health, reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health conditions, and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

At Logan Leisure Centres, we understand that physical and mental health are two sides of the same coin, so take time this week to learn what activities boost your mental well-being, look out for those you care about, and connect with your community by participating in one of the events below:

  • Special Guest Seminars
  • Practical Workshops
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Massage Therapy*

Free to all Logan Leisure Centres members. Join us for a week of activities that can help you feel better, inside and out.

To learn more, visit qldmentalhealthweek.org.au.

*Discounted rates apply for massage therapy.


Special Guests

Davina Davidson – Mindfulness for Everyday Living
Location: Logan North Gym, 2 Sports Drive, Underwood, QLD 4119
Date: Monday, October 9th
Time: 12:30 PM

Are you held captive by past regrets or consumed by worries about the future? The rapid pace of modern life can often make us feel anxious, overwhelmed, and detached from the present moment. Mindfulness offers a transformative solution. Rooted in ancient wisdom, this practice encourages you to slow down, making room for a deeper, more enriching life experience. “Mindfulness for Everyday Living” session will equip you with the skills you need to navigate life with greater ease and joy.

About Davina:

A dedicated mother of two, Davina has firsthand experience navigating the challenges of raising a child with autism, who is now 18 years old. She has home-schooled her children while also maintaining a multifaceted career. Davina is the author of two published books and is a highly accomplished mindfulness coach. With over 25 years of experience, she is a seasoned expert in the well-being industry. A certified massage therapist, bodyworker, counsellor, life coach, and 2 times bestselling author, Davina is deeply passionate about mental health and well-being.

Anand Bhatt – Stress Management Seminar
Location: Mt Warren Indoor Sports Centre, 2 Milne St, Mount Warren Park, QLD 4207
Date: Thursday, October 12th
Time: 11:30 am

The Stress Management Seminar is an enlightening experience for those seeking effective ways to navigate the complexities of modern life. Led by a seasoned expert in psychology and wellness, the seminar focused on evidence-based strategies such as mindfulness exercises, cognitive behavioural techniques, and time-management skills to manage stress. In a supportive and interactive environment, attendees are invited to reflect on their own stressors and engage in practical exercises designed to foster resilience and emotional well-being.

About Anand:

With a profound belief in the body’s innate healing powers, Anand has dedicated six years of professional service to championing drug-free healing systems. In collaboration with various non-governmental organisations, Anand has spearheaded awareness campaigns across both rural and urban landscapes. These initiatives frequently involved organising health camps that focus on alternative treatments and mental well-being. Academically, Anand holds a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from Strayer University in Virginia and is a registered Yoga teacher.

Larissa Halls – Gentle Yoga and Meditation
Location: Logan Metro Gym, 357 Browns Plains Rd, Crestmead, QLD 4132
Date: Thursday, October 12th
Time: 10:30 am

In this session, Larissa aims to provide participants with hands-on experience and actionable techniques for integrating yoga and meditation into their daily lives. Designed for both beginners and seasoned practitioners, the workshop offers a balanced blend of traditional yoga poses, breathwork, and guided meditation sessions that not only focus on enhancing physical flexibility and strength but also emphasise mental clarity and emotional well-being.

About Larrisa:

With nearly 20 years of expertise in the wellness arena, Larissa has become a luminary in the field. For the first decade, she exclusively focused her energies on mastering yoga, meditation, and mind-body healing techniques. Her guidance has been instrumental in leading countless individuals through transformative experiences aimed at achieving holistic well-being.

Calan Hayden – Swedish Massage Therapy
Location: Mt Warren Indoor Sports Centre, 2 Milne St, Mount Warren Park, QLD 4207
Date & Time:

• Oct 9th 10:30 am – 14:30 pm
• Oct 10th – 5:00 pm – 20:00pm
• Oct 11th – 4:00 pm – 20:00pm
• Oct 14th – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Price: 15min/$10, 30min/$20, 1h/$40. To Book, call 0412565519

Swedish massage therapy is one of the most widely recognised and commonly practised forms of massage therapy worldwide. Originating in Europe, the primary goal of Swedish massage is to promote relaxation and improve circulation, although it also offers a range of other health benefits, such as relieving muscle tension, reducing stress, and improving joint flexibility. Calan’s versatility and gentle approach makes it an ideal choice for people new to massage therapy, as well as those looking for general relaxation and stress relief.

About Calan:

I am a seasoned health and wellness professional with over six years of expertise in holistic health care. My calling became clear through the transformative potential that integrative wellness offers to individuals seeking a balanced lifestyle. As a certified Swedish Massage Therapist, I specialise in advanced relaxation techniques designed to alleviate stress, improve circulation, and promote overall well-being. The experience I have gained on this fulfilling journey allows me to offer you an unparalleled level of service, tailoring each massage session to your unique needs.