About MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

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What is MENTAL HEALTH MONTH?

Mental Health Month is an annual event celebrated in over 100 countries in an effort 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.

World Mental Health Day is 10 October. 


When is MENTAL HEALTH MONTH in the ACT?

Mental Health Month in the ACT runs throughout the month of October. 

There are many ways you can get involved in Mental Health Month as an organisation or individual. This includes our grant program to hold events, awards for people and organisations in the mental health sector, our ambassador and supporter programs, and a wide range of events and activities.

In addition to the main program of Mental Health Month ACT events, local Canberra groups and organisations hold a variety of Mental Health Month events throughout October. 

Who coordinates MENTAL HEALTH MONTH ACT?

The main program of events during Mental Health Month ACT is coordinated by the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT, the peak body representing the community-managed mental health sector in the ACT.

 

However, other organisations are encouraged to hold their own events throughout the month. Please get in touch with us at communications@mhccact.org.au and we can help promote your event, including through our event calendar.

Why is MENTAL HEALTH MONTH important?

​Almost half of Australians have had a mental health condition, and one in five Australians experience mental ill health each year. This could be you, a loved one, a family member, a friend, a colleague, a neighbour...

Mental Health Month is a yearly reminder that, however you’re feeling, you’re not alone. There are other people going through it too, and places you can go for help.

We all deserve to be happy and healthy, wherever we live, work or play. We can all take steps to maintain and boost our mental health wellbeing, and reach out to people in our community to give them support.

 

Check out our resources for information on looking after your wellbeing, having conversations around mental health and where to go for support and more information. You can also get this information from our free Mental Health Month ACT app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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Funding body

Mental Health Month ACT is funded by: ACT Health

 

 

Coordinating body

 

Mental Health Month ACT is coordinated by:

Mental Health Community Coalition ACT


Community partners

Mental Health Month ACT would not be possible without the support of:

ACT Government Health
Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT)
ACT Mental Health Consumer Network (ACT MHCN)
Wellways
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Corporate partners

 

Our media and corporate partners help us bring Mental Health Month to the ACT each year. 

If you are interested in becoming a corporate partner of Mental Health Month ACT, please contact communications@mhccact.org.au

We thank the following media and corporate partners for their commitment to promoting positive mental health and reducing stigma associated with ill mental health in our local community. 

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