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.

The theme for Mental Health Month ACT in 2022 is


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Opportunities, events and activities

Find out about this year's Mental Health Month ACT events. Most events will be held in Mental Health Week, from 8 to 16 October, including our official launch on 8 October, and online community expo on 9 October.

Download the free Mental Health Month ACT app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store to get the latest updates and resources on your phone!


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.​

Look back on past
Mental Health Month ACT events!


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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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