Why is Mental Health Month important?

Each year 1 in 5 Australians experience a mental health issue. Approximately half of all individuals (45%) will experience issues with mental health in their lifetime. This could be you, a loved one, a family member, a friend, a colleague, a neighbour...

People struggling with mental health issues often find themselves isolated, lonely and left to cope on their own.


Mental Health Month is a yearly reminder of the responsibility we all share to reach out and support those in the community who suffer in silence.

The 2020 Mental Health

Month theme for ACT is 

‘Conversations and Connection’.


This theme was submitted by XTend Life and Behavioural Coaching Canberra.

Find tips, tools and graphics to help you promote your event, or spread the word about Mental Health Month with our digital Resources.

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Applications for the 2020 Reimbursement Grant program are closed.

Check back in 2021.



Mental Health Month occurs each year

in the month of October and encompasses World Mental Health Day on October 10.


This event is an an important opportunity to bring mental health out in the open, to improve understanding of mental health issues, and to remove the cover of stigma by showcasing mental illness as a source of strength.



Saturday 10 October is 


In the ACT,

mental health focused events run throughout the month of October.

October, 2020

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Mental Health Month in the ACT is administered by the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT) and the Mental Health Month coordinating committee.

MHCCACT.org.au  |  communications@mhccact.org.au  |  Tel: 02 6249 7756

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Mental Health Month ACT is coordinated by the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT)

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