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Pawsitive Steps - Mind, Doggy and Spirit Festival

Yes, we did it! Our friendly, cuddly and cute dogs raised awareness for mental health in our community by challenging and changing attitudes towards mental health by embracing a holistic approach to address mental health and wellbeing at home, work and school.

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Pawsitive Steps - Mind, Doggy and Spirit Festival
Pawsitive Steps - Mind, Doggy and Spirit Festival

Time & Location

19 Mar 2022, 11:00 am AEDT – 20 Mar 2022, 9:00 am AEDT

Castle Hill Showground, Showground Rd, Castle Hill

About the Event

Pawsitive Steps 2019 brought an array of programs that not only delivered fun, fitness and health but also educated the public on some key challenges around mental health. Be part of an organisation that assists communities to remove the stigma of mental health.

We're back in 2021 and we are ready to make this even bigger by removing the stigma of metal health in our community. Join us! 

Make sure you register, its a COVID Safe Event.

Why Attend?

The only festival that brings dogs and mental health together in a fun filled family day out.

  • Be part of a cause that understands the therapeutic nature of dogs and the love they have for us humans
  • Remove the stigma of mental health by attending a festival that activity promotes wellbeing and mindful training
  • Incredible and exciting day out for the family that includes a main stage, a playdome, dog arena and more.

Pawsitive Steps is a festival dedicated to celebrating good mental health and well-being of the community by educating and  empowering individuals to participate in an array of activities. We are looking for volunteers that are passionate about dogs and mental health. We need your assistance pre, on and post festival day. If this is you, join us!

Why volunteer?

You'll be able to:

  • Help spread positive awareness on mental health
  • Work in a fun environment along with various professionals
  • Engage with members of the community and give them support

Who to contact

Please contact us at if you're interested.


  • Free Entry (Must Register)

    Help us manage COVID by registering yourself to the festival. We need to manage our numbers and ensure a safe and healthy festival grounds for you to enjoy. This ticket will give you access to all the activities on festival grounds including the Pawistive stage, playdome, dog arena and all the variety stalls.

  • Walk for Wellbeing

    Take a short walk with your dog to Fred Cattersons Reserve and raise funds for Mind Connections Foundation. This walk will be held on Sunday the 20th of March from 7am - 9am for World Happiness Day. This walk has activations on the way and we want you to dress-up and get into the spirit of walking and enjoying the walk.

  • Healthy Talks

    Our healthy talks workshops include dog and mental health presentations that are insightful and practical. Listen to our mental health and dog experts as they share their knowledge to give you better ways of managing your dog or your wellbeing. Speakers TBA.

    +$0.13 service fee



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