This year, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health is again using the Act-Belong-Commit message with a focus on suicide prevention as the official theme for Mental Health Week.

Government of Western Australia - Mental Health Commission Mental Health Week Tagline: Together We Can Save Lives


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Mental Health Week 2016 will be held between October 8 to 15, and this year's theme is Mentally Healthy WA's Act-Belong-Commit with a focus on suicide prevention, 'Together we can save lives'.

Suicide is a complex issue with multiple interrelated factors. There are, however, strong relationships between suicide, traumatic life events and mental illness. Mental health promotion programs such as Act-Belong-Commit contribute to suicide prevention by keeping people mentally healthy, building individual and community resilience and by preventing mental illness.

As part of MHW 2016, we encourage everyone to adopt the Act-Belong-Commit way for better mental health and wellbeing.

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Click here to view the official Mental Health Week program.

Get Involved

Over 100 Events

This year's events will aim to build on last year's success, where more than 100 events were held WA-wide.

2016 Events

Spread the Word

Spread helpful and positive messages all year round and during Mental Health Week.


Take Care of Yourself

It is important to look after yourself. Just by treating your mind to a few small treats like catching up with friends does a world of good.

All Our Mentally Healthy Tips

Gold sponsor of Mental Health Week 2016

Black Swan