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Mental Health Month Theme

Is your school based in the ACT? Does your school aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing?

We are currently looking for theme suggestions for Mental Health Month in the ACT for 2021!

If your school has a theme idea you would like to propose, please complete the form below. 

Please note, all theme suggestions are put forward before a committee who decide on the winning Mental Health Month ACT theme each year. You will be contacted if your suggested theme is chosen. The winning school will receive special mention on the Mental Health Month ACT website and social media. 

Please direct any questions to or 02 6249 7756. 

Previous Mental Health Month ACT themes!

2020 - 'Conversations and Connection’ - continuation from 2019...

2019 - 'Conversations and Connection’ - Thanks to XTend Life and Behavioural Coaching Canberra

2018 - 'Identity & Growth' - Thanks to Hawker College

2017 - 'Stronger Together' 

2016 - 'Learn and Grow Together' 

2015 - 'Act, belong & commit' 


Who can propose a theme for Mental Health Month ACT? 

Schools and organisations situated in the ACT can propose a theme for Mental Health Month ACT.

We encourage students and colleagues to work together to devise a theme. 


What should we consider when creating a theme?

Your theme can draw on lived experience or simply offer a fresh idea for a concept that will underpin Mental Health Week 2020 in the ACT. 


When should our theme be submitted by? 

Please submit your theme idea via the 'theme suggestion form' above by 5pm Monday 27th of April, 2020. 


How do I know if our theme was chosen? 

If your theme was chosen you will be contacted at the end of April 2019. 

How else can our school get involved in Mental Health Month 2019? 

We encourage schools in Canberra and surrounding areas to get involved in Mental Health Month and help raise community awareness and understanding of mental health, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and promote positive mental health and wellbeing. 

Your school or organisation can get involved by:

  • Hosting an Mental Health Month event. You can apply for a Reimbursement Grant of up to $1000 to host an event in October during Mental Health Month. Reimbursement Grant applications open soon. Find out more here

  • Nominating exceptional people and initiatives working to promote and improve understanding, awareness, service provision, and the general mental health and wellbeing of the Canberra community for a Mental Health Month award. Find out more here


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