What is MENTAL HEALTH MONTH?
Mental Health Month occurs each year in October and encompasses
World Mental Health Day on 10 October.
It is an opportunity to raise community awareness and understanding of mental health, reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health conditions, and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
Mental Health Month is celebrated in the ACT with a range of community events and activities each October. There are opportunities for everyone in our community to get involved, take steps to maintain and boost their own mental wellbeing, build networks, and support others.
MENTAL HEALTH MONTH ACT 2022
The theme for Mental Health Month ACT in 2022 is
Awareness is about understanding how to maintain and boost our mental wellbeing, realising when we need to reach out for help, and knowing where to get it.
Belonging is about looking out for each other, feeling safe and supported, and knowing that we’re not alone: there are others going through the same thing.
Connection is about our relationships: not just with our friends, families and those we care about, but also the groups, clubs, and networks we rely on to help us stay happy and healthy.
Opportunities, events and activities
Our annual Mental Health Month ACT Reimbursement Grants Program is now open to support events during Mental Health Week. Find out more and apply by 30 June.
We will be announcing many more opportunities for you to get involved in Mental Health Month ACT 2022 over the coming months.
Most events will be held in Mental Health Week, from 8 to 16 October.
We will again be holding our annual Mental Health Month ACT Awards to recognise the achievements of individuals, groups, organisations, businesses and initiatives in the area of mental health in the ACT.
Look back on past
Mental Health Month ACT events!