The Mental Health Month Reimbursement Grants Program provides funding of up to $1,000 to help local ACT groups and organisations host a mental health focused event during the month of October 2019.

The scope of Mental Health Month events is limited only by your imagination and enthusiasm! 

Events should seek to maximise the wellbeing of individuals and the wider community and promote positive mental health.


Grants are for ANY community group or organisation, charity, school, university or faith-based group within or outside of the mental health sector in the ACT. 


ALL groups servicing or working within the ACT community are encouraged to apply!


Only government agencies, private sector businesses are ineligible for grant funding.


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to INSPIRE your

event in 2019...

Art has been proven to relieve stress, promote creative thinking and event aid mental health recovery. Why not hire a qualified artist or art tutor to instruct a workshop for your patrons, students or

the public? Music and performing arts workshops also make great events!


There’s nothing like a performance to bring people together! And Mental Health Month is all about bringing the community
together to support a good cause, forge connections and have fun! Music, poetry, story-telling or dramatic performances will
bring a supportive crowd.


A health focused activity - preferably in the outdoors - is a great and inexpensive way to get people out and about, moving and
making new friends. Yoga, mindfulness, tai chi and walking have proven mental and physical health benefits. End the activity with a fully catered morning or afternoon tea to encourage conversation.


Promote wellness by hosting an event to improve understanding of a specific mental health issue. This could be a seminar to educate sector workers, or a forum to reduce stigma among members of a diverse cultural group



Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Friday 24 May, 2019

Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Thursday 1 August, 2019




Whether or not you already have an idea for your event, it is worth taking a moment to consider why you are hosting an event.

Ask, who is your event for? What is the message you would like people to take away from the event? And is your event compatible with the objectives of Mental Health Month?

Not sure

what to include in

your budget or how it should look?.. Take a look at the template

& you'll be flyin'!

For all enquiries please contact


If this site has raised any concerns, call Lifeline on 13 11 14


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

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