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.

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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.

Join The Trail this October to support your personal journey!

Find out what mental health events are happening!

Look back on past Mental Health Month events!

Visit Mental Health Month ACT on social media

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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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