Mental Health Month Events

We are excited to announce the event grant recipients for 2020:

  • The Canberra High School Mental Health Ambassadors Program 

  • St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra Goulburn - Compeer Springtime Walk 

  • Parentline ACT Inc. - Post Cards for Well Being, An Art Therapy Workshop 

  • CatholicCare - STEPS – ‘Mental Health - we are all in this together’

  • SiTara's Story - Get creative with cooking 

  • Community Services #1 Mental Health Month 

  • Assistance animals and discrimination law: Your rights 

  • Autism and Mental Health Discussion through Game Play 

  • Latham Community Pop-up Self-care hub 

  • Harrison Community Pop-up Self-care hub 

  • TIMBA Inc. presents the 3rd Canberra International Mental Health Film Festival 

  • Mental health for LGBTIQ+ parents 

  • Canberra College - The art of health, a photographic exhibition 

  • Perinatal Wellbeing Fest - "Grow in your own Time" 

  • Woden Community Service - “Watch Your Wellness” 

  • Hawker College - Express the feeling 

  • Slow sewing with Gungahlin Arts 

  • STRIKE up some fun for Mental Health 

  • The Friday Centre Art Project 

  • Positive Post-its in the Park 

  • The Man walk - Mental Health Month Walk 

  • Bike Library Fix and Ride Workshops with Northside Community Service 

  • Anglicare - CYCLOPS - 'Healthy bodies, Healthy minds' 

  • Good Shepherd Community Church, Chisholm - Caring for 'The Carers' 

  • Marymead - Walk and talk groups 

  • Reconnecting through the Arts - Art for Mental Health at ANU 

  • Mum's Exercise Group Australia's Mental Health Month 

  • Coming home: launch of culturally diverse LGBTI people's stories 


Details for these will be listed in the Calendar of Events below.

If you are interested in hosting an event for 2020 and would like to promote it by listing it in the calendar we encourage you to register your event

Calendar of Events 2020

Compeer Springtime Walk (closed event)

Compeer Springtime Walk (closed event)

Weston Park, Weston Park Rd, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Australia

Compeer office: 0427 930 460

This event is a closed for the Compeer Participants and Volunteers only. Focus of this event is on celebration of the friendship, healthy living, and recovery journey from mental health challenges.It will give also an opportunity to share an individual stories of coping mechanisms during COVID-19.

CHS Mental Health Ambassadors Program

4 Bindubi St, Macquarie ACT 2614, Australia

Paul Simmons: 6142 0800

The Canberra High School Mental Health Ambassadors Program is a two-day workshop run in conjunction with 'Lifeline Youth Networx LYNX' that provides training for students with an understanding of adolescent mental health issues, so that these young people can take on the role of a CHS Mental Health Ambassador

The art of health, a photographic exhibition.

The art of health, a photographic exhibition.

2 Launceston St, Phillip ACT 2606, Australia

Stephanie Smith: 6142 3289

A photography exhibition to bring mental health into the light and celebrate creativity, provide greater awareness of mental health and celebrate the skills and abilities of Canberra College Photography students.

STRIKE Up Some Fun for Mental Health

STRIKE Up Some Fun for Mental Health

Bunda St, Canberra ACT 2608, Australia

ACT MHCN: 6230 5796

A jolly social event where consumers can get together for a day of fun, socialising and making new friends in an exciting environment.Carers and support persons are welcome to participate. Registrations are required as places are limited.

Assistance animals and discrimination law: Your rights

Assistance animals and discrimination law: Your rights

Kinhill, 21 Barry Dr, Turner ACT 2612, Australia

Canberra Community Law: 02 6218 7900 email:

Do you have an assistance animal or would you like to find out more about the rights of people with assistance animals? Join Canberra Community Law and mindDog Australia for a lunchtime seminar on assistance animals and your rights.

Watch Your Wellness #CheckYourself

Watch Your Wellness #CheckYourself


Watch Your Wellness aims to bring awareness to the lived experience of mental illness and encourage community members to learn strategies to increase their health and wellbeing. This digital event includes a variety of activities such as mindfulness, art, exercise, music and speakers sharing their lived experience of mental illness and recovery. A video that illustrates the event (filmed in 2017) can be viewed here:

Let’s Talk Autism, Employment and Mental Health

Let’s Talk Autism, Employment and Mental Health

56 Hoskins St, Mitchell ACT 2911, Australia

Michele McKell: 0432 023 441

Autistic job seekers aged 16+ come play games and share your experiences and challenges with mental health and securing employment with other autistic people. Jolt Games will facilitate a range of games and no game experience needed and game play is free. Register your attendance through Eventbrite.

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

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