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 2019 Mental Health

Month theme for ACT is 

‘Conversations and Connection’.

 

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

We can help get your event off the ground!.. Applications for the 2019 Reimbursement Grant program are now closed! Find out more information for 2020 here!

WHAT IS

MENTAL HEALTH MONTH?

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.

WHEN IS

MENTAL HEALTH MONTH?

Thursday 10 October is 

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

In the ACT,

mental health focused events run throughout the month of October.

October, 2019

MENTAL HEALTH

& WELLBEING EXPO

Thank you for a very well run event. Weather was great and we met lots of interesting people. We had a great time chatting to a varied audience. Looking forward to next year’s Expo.

- Expo Stallholder, 2017

70

Local organisations hosted stalls & exhibits at the 2018 Expo

People attended the Expo in 2018

95

Percent of 2018 Expo patrons said they would attend the event again in future

3,000

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CONTACT US

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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