It is a great pleasure to be involved with the The Banksia Project, as the South Western Sydney Growth Room Facilitator.
The Banksia Project is a men’s mental wellness initiative combining awareness building with constructive action.
This is achieved through:

  • Empowering Community and peer support
  • Enhancing social connection and learning through the sharing of experiences and
  • Promotion and adoption of positive, evidence-based lifestyle and mental health practices

The Growth Rooms are male only community support groups lead by trained facilitators discussing a range of topics from stress management, mental illness to wellness practices. All groups will have a Mental Health professional referral network and clinical supervision from partner institutions.
The Growth Rooms is a pilot and is intended to run for 6 months where the group can meet regularly (once per month) for approx. 2 hours.
Attendance is Free.
 If someone you know could be interested to participate in the pilot, please share this information.

Where?   The South-Western Sydney Growth Room is located at:
 SNAP Fitness 24-7.   Unit 3 / 4 – 6 George Hunter Drive. Narellan NSW 2567
When?   Start: Monday 17th July, 2017  from 7 – 9pm

Thereafter, every Monday from 7 – 9pm on the following dates:
14th August, 11th September, 16th October, 13th November and 11th December
Register:   go to and register your details.
Or contact – Achim SchenkGrowth Room Facilitator
M: 0407 906 999            E:
An informal chat with Australian Olympian Matt Shirvington; chatting about the strains of being a top sports performer. The Banksia Project- The Garden Room, held on 30th  May, 2017.
For more information about the The Banksia Project, please visit