Mental Health Week Film Screening with Live Guided Mindfulness Meditation presented by Darius Devas

Mental Health Week Film Screening with Live Guided Mindfulness Meditation presented by Darius Devas


Filmmaker Darius Devas presents a selection of his new mental health focussed works for Mental Health Week.

He has just completed a web series for the ABC called Natural Mindful, which combines guided mindfulness practices narrated by renowned meditation teacher Melli O’Brien, with striking visuals from diverse regions of the Australian landscape.

Melli will do a live narration on the night, creating a one-off experience of all episodes combined into a single guided journey across both inner and outer landscapes.

Darius will also screen some works for another web series he has just completed for headspace youth, exploring the mental health impacts of the bushfires last summer on young Australians. He will also screen some other recent works with a mental health focus.

After the screening Darius, Melli and a special guest will have a panel discussion about mental health with a focus on exploring positive tools to support yourself.

The Team for Fridays mindfulness film screening and panel have just confirmed Helena Norberg-Hodge as their special guest on the panel!

Helena Norberg-Hodge: Mental Health Week Film Screening with Live Guided Mindfulness Meditation presented by Darius Devas 2015

From Director Darius Devas “Beyond excited to announce our special guest for the film screening panel this Friday is Helena Norberg-Hodge. Helena is the own shires Jane Goodall, a massive force for good in the world. I’m humbled to have her speak, as I have looked up to the work she does for most of my life. There are still a few tickets left, would really love you to be there.”

From Helena’s Website: Author and filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge is a pioneer of the local economy movement. Through writing and public lectures on three continents, she has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than 30 years.

She is a widely respected analyst of the impact of the global economy and international development on local communities, local economies, and personal identity, and is a leading proponent of ‘localization’, or decentralization, as a means of countering those impacts.

Helena is the founder and director of Local Futures and The International Alliance for Localization (IAL). Based in the USA and UK, with subsidiaries in Germany and Australia, Local Futures examines the root causes of our current social and environmental crises, while promoting more sustainable and equitable patterns of living in both North and South. Helena is also a founding member of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, the International Forum on Globalization and the Global Ecovillage Network.


 Please Note: This is a live theatre event.

This is a Covidsafe event, therefore we will be operating at restricted capacity with social distancing measures in place.
We strongly encourage you to purchase 2 or more tickets with friends, so there are fewer empty seats, and more people can enjoy the show.

To assist with Covid-19 contact tracing, you will be asked for the names and phone numbers of all ticket holders at the door.

For the health & safety of all, signage & sanitising stations are set up throughout the venue. We ask that you adhere to all covid guidelines while attending the theatre.

 The Byron Theatre and Community Centre is a registered CovidSafe business.


N.B. Subject to availability, E-Tickets can now be purchased online up to the event start time to avoid unnecessary queues at the box office.
5.30pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
6.00pm – Theatre doors open
6.30pm – Film Screening and Guided Meditation
8.00pm – Event concludes