What is MENTAL HEALTH MONTH?
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
Opportunities, events and activities
Our annual Mental Health Month Awards program is now open for nominations. Find out more and nominate by 31 August.
Do you want to get involved in our Mental Health & Wellbeing expo as a stallholder, presenter or performer? Opportunities are now available!
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.
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!