Welcome to 2018 Mental Health Week!
Mental health is a journey. No one gets left behind.
Mental Health Week is a national week celebrated each year in October around World Mental Health Day on October 10.
Last year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Mental Health Week in Western Australia with over 200,000 people involved and 130 events held in communities throughout the state.
This year, from October 7-14, we are continuing to mark this important week, aimed at increasing mental wellbeing in WA 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
Mental Health Week is run in WA by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, supported by the Government of Western Australia, Mental Health Commission and Lotterywest.
Theme for 2018 Mental Health Week
This year, the theme of Mental Health Week is all about community and the various settings we go to every day where we can support wellbeing of others:
'Mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play'
Retrospective: WA Mental Health Week themes and posters over the years
The best way you can spread the word about positive mental wellbeing and seeking support if you need it is by holding an event during Mental Health Week. Register your event on the website and we'll send you a 2018 Event Pack with useful information and resources to get you started. You can also find ways to look after your mental wellbeing on the Think Mental Health website, which is a useful starting point for anyone attending your event who might like to know more.
Help spread the word in your community by connecting with us on social media, using resources in the lead up to and during Mental Health Week or starting a conversation with someone about mental health in the communities where you live, learn, work or play!