Mental Health Week is a national event and is held every October to coincide with World Mental Health Day (10 October).  It is an opportunity to promote awareness about mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Week is a wonderful example of what can be done through strong partnerships as we successfully engaged with our sector, the broader community, and encourage government and corporate organisations to participate in the promotion of positive mental health messages.

The aim of Mental Health Week is to promote social and emotional wellbeing to the community, encouraging people to maximise their health potential, enhancing the coping capacity of communities, families, individuals and increasing mental health recovery.

This years theme is Celebrate, Connect, Grow
Embracing the success of the 2012 theme for Mental Health Week,  'Celebrate, Connect, Grow' has been chosen again this year, as it encourages all of us to act on the big and small things we can do to increase our own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of those around us.

The theme is about:

  • Celebrating the positive events in your life, as well as the strengths and values that have helped you through more challenging times.
  • Connecting with others by paying attention to your close relationships, or by reaching out and making new friends.
  • Growing: expanding your horizons and trying something new that creates meaning and purpose for you.

Check out  the WAAMH website for world mental health week: http://mhw.waamh.org.au/ with lots of ideas to help promote Mental
 Health, raise awareness and fundraise. There are free starter packs for schools available too!

Also check the events page http://mhw.waamh.org.au/calendar-of-events.aspx as a lot of fun stuff is happening!

Go make a difference! :-)

 


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