30-DAY JOURNALING CHALLENGE
TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR WELLBEING.
Join the Shapes and Sounds Club now to take part in our exciting October Mental Health Month program.
THE MANY BENEFITS OF JOURNALING.
Your fellow Asian Australians are waiting for you with open arms.
Join us for our 30-Day Journaling Challenge today to improve your mood and support your mental health and wellbeing!
This round has now closed:Join the Waitlist!
Being Asian Australian isn't always easy...
And being Asian Australian through COVID, has really made that clear.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
That's why we're bringing the Asian Australian community together during Mental Health Month so that we can connect, reflect and recover.
Kickstart the journey to a happier, healthier you by reflecting and journaling, every day in October.
BONUS: If you journal for all 30 days, we’ll give you your money back.
WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS:
- Purchase your challenge option (starting at $1 per day) before Oct 1st
- Log into the Shapes and Sounds Club group discussion
- Answer one journal prompt each day and engage with others' answers too
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
- A vibrant group discussion where we talk all things Asian Australian
- After 30 days of journaling, receive your money back in full*
- If you miss a day (or seven), don't fret - there are weekly prizes for insightful responses!
- There's a bonus option to join a live session to connect with likeminded peers.
HOW WILL THIS IMPROVE MY MENTAL HEALTH?
1. Journaling is a simple way to improve our mood.
There's a large body of research that shows that daily journaling can:
- Reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms
- Strengthen the immune system
- Improve focus and memory
- Improve sleep
- Improve mood
- And so much more!
2. Social connection is crucial for our wellbeing.
Human beings are social creatures and we need each other, especially so during this extended period of disconnection.
But it's rare to find spaces like Shapes and Sounds, that are supportive, therapeutic and validate your experiences of being Asian Australian.
Find the social connection that was created just for you.
3. Creating healthy habits is what builds true change.
Often we only think about our mental health when things go wrong. But like our physical health, we can take care of our mental wellbeing on a daily basis.
These 30 days will form the foundation of a sustainable self-care practice that you can carry with you well beyond our month together!
RULES OF THE GAME AND CONSIDERATIONS:
*HOW DO I RECEIVE THE REFUND?
WHAT IF I FACED TECHNICAL ISSUES?
WHAT IF I MISS A DAY?
HOW DO I WIN A PRIZE?
DO I NEED TO BE ASIAN AUSTRALIAN TO JOIN?
CAN I SIGN UP AFTER OCTOBER 1ST?
BONUS ADD ON:
We really need each other right now. And at Shapes and Sounds, we love connecting you with other like-minded Asian Australians who care about their mental health and wellbeing.
Join us for two structured, networking Zoom sessions to amplify your mental health and wellbeing:
- First session: Thursday 14th October, 6.30pm - 8.00pm AEDT
- Second session: Thursday 28th October, 6.30 - 8.00pm AEDT
Note. Your 30-day challenge completion refund does not include this $23 fee.
HELP SOMEONE IN NEED.
It's no secret that the people who need mental health supports the most, often miss out due to being unable to pay for services.
This has been further exacerbated throughout COVID which has disproportionately affected the economic wellness of people of colour and in particular, women of colour.
You can sponsor someone to engage in the Shapes and Sounds 30-Day Journaling Challenge and to connect with a supportive, thriving community of Asian Australians.
"The Shapes and Sounds Club has changed my views about myself, my family, identity while recognising how I view the world has been shaped by how I grew up. It's a beautifully complex thing that really affects your mental health in ways I didn't realise!
I've felt the community in S&S feels connected, supportive and diverse. It's unique and I'm so glad it exists!"
"The Shapes and Sounds Club has been an effective support for my mental health because it shares Asian/Australian experiences of mental health in a safe space with no judgement.
Coming from a South Asian background, I've found the community to be uplifting and full of knowledge and advice."
"Everything you were too scared to talk about in regards to being Asian Australian, is talked about at Shapes and Sounds."
Shapes and Sounds is the leading voice for Asian Australian mental health and wellbeing.
We make it easy for Asian Australians to care for their mental health through our many programs, which always lean into nuanced conversations about race, culture and mental health.
Meet your support team below:
Asami founded Shapes and Sounds in October 2019 after witnessing many young Asian Australians slipping through the cracks in our current mental health system. Driven by the need to see more Asian Australians thriving (not just surviving) in their careers, families and relationships, Asami takes pride in being a leader in discussions around the impact of systemic issues such as racism, gendered expectations and cultural values on our mental health.
Vi-An is a psychologist completing the organisational psychology registrar program, and specialises in the areas of cross-cultural psychology and women's health.
She blends learning principles with evidence-based practice to design and facilitate conversations on intersectionality and understanding our unique selves.