SSPAN regularly holds events within the Shoalhaven community centred around mental health, well-being and building resilience. See our upcoming events and register below

SSPAN Yoga for Stress Management and Well-being

SSPAN is proud to support the ‘Finding Your Ground: Yoga for Stress Management and Well-being’ 8-week program designed to help you improve your mental health and well-being. Based on the principles of trauma-sensitive yoga, the 1-hour weekly sessions offer choices of gentle movements and stillness, noticing internal sensations and increasing self-awareness. By doing so, it may help address some mental health issues related to chronic stress and dissociation. Each session will end with a brief psychoeducation on self-care and well-being you can take with you beyond the yoga mat.

The program is limited to 10 people and applicants must be 18 years old or older, identify as female and living in the Shoalhaven.

When: Every Wednesday from 15 May to 3 July 2024
Time: 9:30am to 10:30am
Where: Nowra CBD

Registration: Submit your Expression of Interest by 3 May 2024 at

About the Facilitator:

Amy Brooks (she/her) is a social worker, Mental Health Clinician and certified Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) facilitator based in the Shoalhaven. She has been practicing yoga for over a decade and passionately believes in its healing qualities for the mind and body, making it an effective adjunct therapy for mental health work. Amy began offering yoga classes to the community in 2023, using her lived experience of trauma as a source of strength to guide others on their own journey towards recovery.

For more information or any questions about this program, please contact Amy at

This program is generously sponsored by the Shoalhaven City Council as part of their Community Wellbeing Strategy.

Past Events

SSPAN Trivia Night

Get ready for an epic night of fun and laughter at the SSPAN Trivia Night. Get a group of friends together for a table of 10 or join a mystery table.

Join us for a night of brain-busting fun at the Bomaderry Bowling Club with MC James Thom our Trivia Master. Get your thinking caps on and gather your friends for an evening filled with laughter, friendly competition, and mind-boggling questions. Whether you’re a trivia whiz or just looking for a good time, this in-person event is perfect for everyone.

So, mark your calendars, buy your tickets and get ready to put your knowledge to the test at the SSPAN Trivia Night! See you there!

Talk with Craig Hamilton

In the Year 2000 on the eve of the Sydney Olympic Games (where Craig had been assigned to work as a broadcaster) he experienced a psychotic episode and shortly after was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

He spent 11 days in hospital and since his recovery he has become one of Australia’s most high-profile speakers on Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Speaking topics include Bipolar Disorder, overcoming adversity, the secrets to good mental health, work life balance, building resilience and managing stress and overcoming depression.