Mental as Anything
Festival 2019

Returning for a second year, join us for a two day festival of workshops, talks, meditations, classes and other special events, focused on practical solutions to better understand modern mental health.


How are you feeling today? It’s a question we don’t ask our friends, our families, our co-workers, or ourselves nearly enough these days.

Paramount Recreation Club’s sophomore Mental as Anything festival takes this simple idea and digs deeper through a series of workshops, talks, meditations, classes and other special events hosted on our beautiful rooftop in Surry Hills over the weekend of November 9th and 10th.

The Rec Club is humbled to be partnering with some of Australia’s most well respected meditation and wellness practitioners including Manoj Dias of A—SPACE, Martine Looijschelder of Sydney Acupuncture Collective, nutritionist Reece Carter and other industry-leading voices on mental health to bring this festival to life.

Throughout the week it’s our hope that we’ll ignite conversation, challenge preconceptions and most importantly provide practical solutions to better understand mental health in our modern world.

Day One: Saturday 9th November

Tarot Readings with Sophia Somerville, 10am – 3pm

Greens, The Gut and A Good Mood Workshop with Reece Carter, 3pm – 4pm

Sober Curious Bar presented with Seedlip, 3pm – 8pm

Retrosweat ‘Let’s Get Tropical’ Class with Shannon Dooley, 5pm – 7pm

Day Two: Sunday 10th November

Yin & Pins with Sydney Acupuncture Collective, 11am – 12pm

Finding Our Calm Workshop with A—SPACE, 12.30pm – 1.45pm

Happy Sad Man at Golden Age Cinema & Bar, 1pm – 3pm

Women’s Adventure Film Tour at Golden Age Cinema & Bar, 3.30pm – 5.30pm


Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November

Paramount Recreation Club
Rooftop, Paramount House
80 Commonwealth Street
Surry Hills, 2010