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 was
Awareness, Belonging, Connection
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.