Mental Health Week is celebrated all around Australia, with each state adopting its own theme, resources and events each year. More info for what's happening in 2019 coming soon!

Mental Health Week WA began in 1967 and is coordinated by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), with the support of the Government of Western Australia, Mental Health Commission and Lotterywest.

Mental Health Week aims to increase mental wellbeing in Western Australian communities by:

  • Encouraging each of us to support and look out for one another
  • Promoting mental health discussion – learning the ‘language’ of expressing feelings, good and bad
  • Continuing to raise awareness of mental health issues and reduce the stigma of seeking help.

Thank you to all of the sponsors, supporters, volunteers, workplaces, schools and community groups who participated and supported Mental Health Week WA in 2018. There was a phenomenal response and level of activity - it was great to see!

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Read Mental Health Week 2018 Special Edition, Health + Medicine, The West Australian:

What was on

There were nearly 200 community events held around WA in Mental Health Week 2018. 

Mental health starts here

Learn more about the 2018 theme - Mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play - and download some great resources.

Find out more

Community grants

We distributed $25,000 to a diverse range of community organisations in WA to hold their own activities and events.

See the successful grant applicants