Join the Shapes and Sounds Community.
The Shapes and Sounds Community is a free, online community built by and for Asian Australians to help you continually care for your mental health and wellbeing.
The Shapes and Sounds Community gather every quarter on Zoom at our "Community Check-Ins".
In addition to our regular Community Check-Ins, you'll also receive:
- Our monthly newsletter
- Access to an extensive suite of resources including guides to help you navigate mental health services
- 10% off future Shapes and Sounds programs.
Registrations for 2023 have now closed.
💡Please express your interest via the form below if you'd like to hear of our first 2024 Community Check-In!Express your interest
Hear from people that we've supported:
Before I joined Shapes and Sounds, I was feeling disconnected from myself and my culture. Now that I've been connected with S&S for almost a year, I feel like I've found a place I belong to. This community gets me; they can relate to my experiences and support me in a healthy and culturally appropriate way.
Shapes and Sounds has created a genuinely safe community for Asian Australians to explore identity, mental health and connect with others who have either gone through or are currently going through similar experiences. The peer support has been outstanding and there's a real sense of togetherness within the community.
Turns out, my mental wellbeing has got a lot to do with acceptance of who I am culturally. I feel alive because I was seen, heard and understood in this space. Thank you Shapes and Sounds for this creative, nurturing and mind-blowing experience!
Why does this community exist?
Did you know that Asian communities have the lowest engagement rate with mental health services compared with all other racial groups?
This low engagement reflects both the negative stigma around mental health in many Asian communities, as well as the lack of culturally-responsive services that are available in Australia.
As a team of culturally-responsive and trauma-informed psychologists and therapists, we're passionate about eradicating stigma and ensuring that our community has access to timely and appropriate care.
That's why we created this free, gentle connection with mental health conversations from a team that you can trust.
🌱Shapes and Sounds Community Check-In.
Free, evidence-based mental health support for Asian Australians.
Join our next Community Check-In to:
- Feel welcomed and supported by our team of culturally-responsive mental health practitioners
- Learn about the landscape of cost-effective and free mental health services that you may be able to access
- Learn tangible strategies to calm your emotions and clear your focus from our team of culturally-responsive mental health practitioners
- Early 2024
- 💡Express your interest below!
What happens in the Community Check-In?
Join our team of qualified, culturally-responsive mental health practitioners in this informative and engaging online session.
- 7.30pm: Welcome and introduction.
- 7.40pm: Short content session: Ideas and strategies on how you can improve your mental health and wellbeing delivered by our team.
- 7.55pm: Choose your preferred activity. Join a breakout room to practice or experience:
- Guided reflective journaling
- Facilitated group discussion
- Guided breath work and mindfulness.
- 8.20pm: Wrap up and question time.
- 8.30pm: End of session.
Connect with a thriving community of Asian Australians caring for their mental health and wellbeing!
Thank you for supporting our community.
We rely on your generous support to provide free mental health programs such as the Community Check-Ins, to the Asian Australian community.
If you are able to, please help us to cover the cost of running these sessions via the button below, alternatively, please email us if you'd like to discuss sponsoring future events or initiatives.Support Shapes and Sounds
If you're seeking greater support and connection
Join Know Yourself: 4-week intensive program.
Starts Tuesday February 27th 2024. Early bird closes February 13th.
"Knowing yourself" or self-awareness is foundational to you being able to live the life that you want, in the way that you want. Join a tight-knit community of 30 incredible Asian Australians in this intensive 4-week program designed to help you uncover exactly who you are via evidence-based frameworks.Learn more
Who is the Community Check-In for?
Is this a replacement for therapy?
How do I register?
I've registered, where is the Zoom link?
We're the leading and trusted voice for Asian Australian mental health and we're looking for partners and sponsors to help us destigmatise mental health in Asian communities.
Asian people make up 18% of the Australian population and we invite you to connect with and increase your visibility with our highly-engaged audience via a broad range of sponsorship packages.Enquire now