• 13 Sep 2019

    Time: 10:00 - 16:00

    Eight, Photography Expo - Perth

    This expo runs from 13th September through til 12th October

    ‘Eight’ is a new body of photographic work by Western Australian artist Christopher Young. It looks at end-of-life cultural experiences; how people respond to such experiences; and the environments and institutions they encounter.

    Utilising spaces such as hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and funeral homes, it addresses the paradox of highly-charged, emotive events in seemingly sterile and controlled spaces.

    The sterility of these places should be calming and reassuring but Christopher found the ‘otherness’ difficult to overlook in his own experience.

    This project stems from visits to funeral homes when Christopher’s father was diagnosed with a terminal illness. The ?rst was a macabre behind-the-scenes tour and later for his funeral. He found both experiences disturbing and thus far unique in his adult life.

    “My relationship with my father was distant and often dysfunctional. Our collective apathy left us with limited shared adult experiences as well as an inability to communicate. Despite his diagnosis and the associated ‘deadline’, we never found the language to sit down to discuss his looming death.”

    Despite it being inevitable, death is not something we freely discuss. It is often seen as a taboo subject, especially intergenerationally. The passing of a loved one can be further complicated by the foreignness of the surrounding experiences. This is particularly the case with ‘stoic’ men, even more so those in regional communities.

    As death is inescapable and inevitably part of everyone’s experience, this series has opened a dialogue with Christopher’s audience that has been enriching for all involved.

    The series also includes anonymous interviews with people about their own end-of-life experiences. A limited-edition book will also be launched at the Perth exhibition.

    The exhibition opens on September 13 with an artist talk at 5.15pm and free opening event at 6pm. All are welcome.

    The project is made possible by the Australian Governments regional arts program, the Regional Arts Fund, which gives all Australians better access to opportunities to practice and experience the arts. The Regional Arts Fund is administered in Western Australia by Country Arts WA.

    This is a free event

    • Location: Perth Centre for Photography 357-365 Murray Street, Perth
    • Cost: free

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  • 5 Oct 2019

    Time: 09:00 - 12:00

    introduction to the Mustard Seed Community Garden with Activate Mental Health - Yokine

    Did you know that there is a strong link between gardening and positive mental wellbeing? According to an article from psychology today, gardening improves your mental health by:


    1. Giving you a sense of responsibility to look after plants 2. Allowing you to become a nurturer 3. Connecting you to other living things 4. Helping you to relax and let go of things 5. Releasing happy hormones 6. Reminding you to stay in the present moment


    (Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/worry-and-panic/201505/petal-power-why-is-gardening-so-good-our-mental-health)


    For mental health week 2019, the Mustard Seed Community Garden and Activate Mental Health are joining together to promote the strong benefits of being involved in a community garden and the importance of community and social connection for positive wellbeing.


    The Mustard Seed Community Garden was established in 2014 as a way to share skills, local and traditional knowledge and innovative ways of living sustainably in the local community. They are open every Wednesday between 9am-12pm and on the first Saturday of each month, also between 9am-12pm. The garden is open to the public and supports a variety of local community groups.

     Activate Mental Health is a dynamic mental health initiative that looks to improve your mental wellbeing through fun social events, which promote the values of acceptance, community and fun. Established in 2016, the group operates on the social media platform meetup and hosts an array of events held by passionals volunteers. At this event Activate Mental Health group founder Rahul Seth will share his mental health story and how community and social connection has been the driving force in his recovery journey.

     The event on Saturday 5th October will go for the following format:

     9am - 10am general gardening

    10am - 10:30am morning tea supplied

    10:30am - 10:45am team-building exercises 10:45am - 11am Presentation from Rahul Seth 11am-12pm - general gardening


    For more information on the Mustard Seed Community Garden please see these links:



    For more information on Activate Mental Health please see the following links:






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    • Location: Mustard Seed Community Garden 50 Frape Avenue, Yokine
    • Cost: free

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  • 5 Oct 2019

    Time: 19:00 - 23:45

    Blue Beats 3

    3 Bands
    Guest speaker

    • Location: Civic Hotel Inglewood Beaufort St, Inglewood
    • Cost: free

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  • 6 Oct 2019

    Time: 09:00 - 15:00

    Mental Health Promotional Display - Port Hedland

    Promotional display supporting a mentally healthier well-being

    For more information contact Caroline: 

    [email protected]

    • Location: Hedland Psychologists c/- Port Hedland Family Practice 150 Anderson St Port Hedland, WA 6721
    • Cost: free

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  • 6 Oct 2019

    Time: 12:00 - 18:00

    Perth Mental Health Film Festival

    Presented by This Is My Brave Australia Inc.

    TIMBA is an arts-based charity organisation dedicated to promoting a national conversation around mental health by promoting stories of people from varied communities with lived experience. Through the telling of these stories TIMBA endeavours to break the stigma surrounding mental illness and encourage those 1 in 4 Australians will will be affected by mental health issues now and in the future to reach out and seek help for themselves, a loved one or a family member.

    We have collected films from all around the world including the US, UK, Ireland, France, Slovakia and of course Australia.

     Selected films will include, shorts, animations, live action, documentaries and feature's across 4 sessions

    Tickets will be available through Eventbrite early September 2019 Program released early September

     $15 per session, $35 all session pass

     For more info go to our website www.thisismybraveaustralia.com

     Program released early September

    • Location: Backlot Studio 21 Simpson St, West Perth
    • Tickets$35.00

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  • 6 Oct 2019

    Time: 12:30 - 14:30

    Sokanga Mind Mapping - Subiaco

    Mind Mapping for stress relief. Mind Mapping for organising.

    Mind Mapping for planning. Mind Mapping for negotiating. Mind Mapping for learning.

    For more information contact Pamela via email [email protected]

    • Location: Mind Mapping for Everyone Subiaco Library Rockeby Road Subiaco WA 6005
    • Cost: free

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  • 7 Oct 2019

    Time: 08:00 - 17:00

    Arts and Mental Health Network Exhibition 'Hello to Here' - Perth

    This exhibition is free to attend, and showcases the moving and revealing works from members of our community who have lived experience with mental health challenges.

    Hello to Here - Presented by the Arts and Mental Health Network and WA Association for Mental Health, with support from the Mental Health Commission.

    This exhibition is free to attend, and showcases the moving and revealing works from members of our community who have lived experience with mental health challenges.

    Exhibition space open from 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday and from 10am - 12noon Saturdays.

    Works will be available for sale at the Opening Gala on Monday 7th October from 5pm, with refreshments and entertainment.
    Registrations are required to attend the opening, and will open soon, through this link.

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    • Location: In the foyer, 1 Nash Street, Perth WA 6000.
    • Cost: free

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  • 7 Oct 2019

    Time: 09:00 - 16:00

    Building Resilience - Narrogin

    2 Day Workshop

    Free - limited spaces and booking available.
    Light lunch provided
    RSVP: www.mifwa1.eventbrite.com.au

    • Location: Dryandra Country Visitors Centre (Conference Room) Fairway St & Park St Narrogin
    • Cost: free

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  • 7 Oct 2019

    Time: 10:00 - 16:00

    Mental Health Week 2019 Art Exhibition - Bunbury

    This expo runs from 7th - 27th October 2019

    Art plays a massive role in many people's wellbeing and mental health. The act of creating a painting, sculpture or piece that uses your hands and concentrates your mind in that moment is a mindful process that can exclude all else and relax your body and soul. 

    Enter an Artwork into this year’s MHW 2019 exhibition! All entries are welcome and all art invited to participate. Entry is free.
    Details: Submit one artwork per person – a painting, drawing, photograph or sculpture, along with a completed MHW 2019 entry form. Please note: All paper works and photographs are to be framed. All sculpture works must not exceed a base of 45cm by 45cm.

    Where: Bunbury Regional Art Gallery | 64 Wittenoom St, Bunbury

    Deliver art with entry form: Monday 23 September 10am - 4pm

    Exhibition Opening & Mental Health Week 2019 Launch: Monday 7 October from 6pm
    Exhibition runs: 7 October - 27 October 2019 Pick up art: Monday 28 October 10am to 4pm

    For more information please contact Kerry Starnes (Pathways South West) on 0481 055 666 or [email protected]

    • Location: Bunbury Regional Art Gallery 64 Wittenoom St, Bunbury
    • Cost: free

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  • 7 Oct 2019

    Time: 10:15 - 13:30

    Walk in my Shoes - Lived experience WAAMH members only event

    HealtheCare's annual walk for its staff and clients during Mental Health Walk. WAAMH members with lived experience will be invited to join us too. Relax, unwind, network and walk alongside each other on this journey.  

    Now in its fourth year, Healthcare is running its annual 'Walk in my Shoes' walk around Lake Monger for its staff and consumers of both the Marion and Abbotsford Centres.

    In 2019, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health is getting involved too!

    If you are a current 2019/20 Full Member of WAAMH, identifying with lived experience as a consumer, carer or family member, then please register below.

    The plan is too meet at the Dodd St Barbecue area at Lake Monger at 10.15am ready for the walk to commence at 10.30am.

    Refreshments, light lunch, short speeches, coffee cart and display stall to follow.

    • Location: Lake Monger, Dodd street, Perth. Meet at BBQ area.
    • Cost: free

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  • 7 Oct 2019

    Time: 12:00 - 15:00

    Merredin Youth Mental Health Games Day - Merredin

    Free youth games day at the Merredin Recreation centre.

    HEAPS of games, a photo booth, and games trailer. Earn tokens to 'buy' your awesome prizes.

    For more information contact: [email protected]

    • Location: Merredin Recreation & Leisure Centre
    • Cost: free

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  • 7 Oct 2019

    Time: 12:00 - 14:00

    HMS Week of Wellness at UWA

    These events are for staff and students of UWA only 

    The Week of Wellness encompasses a series of events and happenings throughout National Mental Health Week. As part of our commitment to National Safe Work Month, the Faculty is encouraging all staff to participate in these events. All of the events in the Week of Wellness will be free to all staff.

    For more infomration contact Brett via email [email protected]

    • Location: UWA Health Campus 17 Monash Avenue, Nedlands
    • Cost: free

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  • 7 Oct 2019

    Time: 12:30 - 14:30

    Sokanga Mind Mapping - Subiaco

    Mind Mapping for stress relief, organising, planning, negotiating and learning

    For more information contact Pamela via email [email protected]

    Location: Mind Mapping for Everyone Subiaco

    • Location: Please contact event organiser for location details
    • Cost: free

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  • 7 Oct 2019

    Time: 17:00 - 19:00

    WA Mental Health Week Opening Gala - Hello to Here Art Exhibition - Perth

    The official opening event for WA Mental Health Week 2019, and launch of the Arts and Mental Health Network's 'Hello to Here' art exhibition.

    This event is hosted by the WA Arts and Mental Health Network and the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, with support from the Mental Health Commission.

    The opening gala for WA Mental Health Week 2019 is free to attend, with entertainment and light refreshments provided.

    Join us in the launch of another powerful Mental Health Week campaign to help raise awareness for mental health challenges, and spread the message that mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play.

    Registrations for this event will open soon, and are required for all who wish to attend.


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    • Location: Foyer and ground floor, 1 Nash Street, Perth.
    • Cost: free

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  • 7 Oct 2019

    Time: 17:00 - 20:00

    Art for Inclusion - Bunbury

    Mental Health Week at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

    Art done created people with disabilities or lived experience mental health challenges.

    Free to enter.

    Start making your art now to participate or join a class to start your project. No restrictions on size or art method. The whole exhibition is about being active in your community no matter how big or small.

    • Location: Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
    • Cost: free

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  • 8 Oct 2019

    Time: 09:00 - 11:30

    Parenting Wellness Forums - BEACON & BENCUBBIN

    Beacon Community Hall-Rowlands Street, BEACON WA 6472-9am
    Bencubbin Multipurpose Complex, BENCUBBIN WA 6477-12:30pm

    This is a free event for parents to come and participate in a forum to learn about parenting wellness. Learn about looking after your wellness as well as your child's. Learn how to take care of yourself, your partner, your children and your fellow parents when it comes to mental wellness. Learn about what services and resources are available in the North Eastern Wheatbelt of Western Australia.

    For more information contact: [email protected]

    • Location: Beacon and Bencubbin
    • Cost: free

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  • 8 Oct 2019

    Time: 09:00 - 15:00

    Wellness Activity Day - Byford

    9am – 3pm (times may vary slightly) 
    10am-2pm for the general public

    Free event, no RSVP required

    An assortment of activities focused on Art and Craft, Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga.

    The focus of the event is to allow those attending to enter a welcoming space filled with activities that enable people an outlet with a relaxing result.

    For more information contact the Shire of Serpentine via email [email protected]

    • Location: Byford Hall, Corner of Clifton Street & South Western Highway, Byford
    • Cost: free

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  • 9 Oct 2019

    Time: 09:30 - 15:00

    Blue day March and Community Activities - Esperance

    Gather at the Esperance Bus Depot on Dempster street; -March in our blue finery to the Post Office Square

    Take part in the community activities which include- Face painting, blue tree dreams, rock painting, badge making, creating mandalas, Drumbeat and a DJ plus awesome information stands with goodie bags to take home

    BBQ stand with free hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken wraps

    For more information call BOICO on 9072 1072

    • Location: Start at the Bus Depot and march to the Esperance Post Office Square
    • Cost: free

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  • 9 Oct 2019

    Time: 09:30 - 12:30

    Nurturing Spaces for Connection and Belonging - Withrop

    Cultivating and strengthening strong relationships within our groups requires intention. It requires us to create spaces of psychological safety, in which we can engage in conversations with each other about the things that matter to us, about our unique gifts, preferences and ways of being. In this participatory workshop, Nick Maisey will guide us to create our own personal profiles, that we can use to take back to our groups and workplaces to stimulate conversations that strengthen the way we relate to each other.

    Nick Maisey is a leading West Australian social innovator, community builder and change-maker. In 2010, as an Occupational Therapy student, Nick founded Befriend, a Perth-based social enterprise that employs contemporary community building approaches to tackle social isolation, loneliness and exclusion. Nick has led Befriend’s service design and innovation work for the past 8 years, collaborating with government, community organisations, researchers and individuals from diverse backgrounds to nurture social connectedness and belonging for individuals and communities.

    This is a free event.

    RSVP to [email protected] or call (08) 9364 6909.

    • Location: Lotteries Room, Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, Leach Highway, Winthrop
    • Cost: free

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  • 10 Oct 2019

    Time: 10:00 - 12:30

    Autism West Community Mural - Fremantle

    The event will run for the entirety of the Mental Health Week, with a community day held on the 10th of October. The Autism West community will paint a mural which represents ways in which individuals promote self-care.

    We are partnering with Humdrum Community, a Perth based collective with a mission to combat isolation and boredom for individuals living with disabilities and Be My Koorda group (Aboriginal children's community group).

    If you would like to find out more about this event please contact Melissa Koh via [email protected]

    • Location: 2 Alma St, Fremantle
    • Cost: free

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  • 10 Oct 2019

    Time: 10:00 - 12:00

    Where We Care - Esperance

    Everyone having fun being creative enjoying the various activities including being pampered, learning how to make fishing rigs, adult and children's colouring in, putting jigsaw puzzles and meccano sets together whilst enjoying yummy food meeting people where we live, learn, work and play to enhance our mental wellbeing and going home with a pack full of information of local resources and "goodies."

    No RSVP required

    • Location: Esperance Care Services 2 Gilpin Street, ESPERANCE
    • Cost: free

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  • 10 Oct 2019

    Time: 10:00 - 22:00

    World Mental Health Day 2019

    World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

    The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

    More at: https://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/en/

    • Location: Worldwide
    • Cost: free

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  • 11 Oct 2019

    Time: 10:00 - 12:00

    Esperance Pop Up Cafe - ESPERANCE

    FREE Pop UP Cafe in the Park at the Museum Entrance.

    There will be live music to listen to you as you enjoy your free coffee and cupcake.

    For more information contact Meg via email: [email protected]

    • Location: Museum Entrance Park Dempster Street, ESPERANCE
    • Cost: free

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  • 11 Oct 2019

    Time: 10:30 - 14:30

    Mirrabooka Mental Health Week - Mirrabooka

    An interactive event celebrating the local community being Stronger Together to support mental well-being. The event will be host to art, craft and sporting activities; live performances from local poets, musicians and choirs; guest appearances from local sports stars sharing a message of positive mental health starting in our communities. The event will be an opportunity for you to connect with local groups, leisure and recreation activities and mental health support services.

    This is a free event

    For more information call 9344 5400

    • Location: The Square Mirrabooka 43 Yirrigan Drive, Mirrabooka
    • Cost: free

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  • 11 Oct 2019

    Time: 18:00 - 22:00

    Friday Frenzy Netball - Jerramungup

    The Jerramungup Community Resource Centre is running a mixed social netball competition to help those that feel isolated in our community by hosting a mixed sporting competition that you don't have to be great at to participate just willing to get out and have some fun!

    For more information email 

    [email protected]

    • Location: Jerramungup Sports Club Derrick Street, Jerramungup
    • Price$5.00

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  • 12 Oct 2019

    Time: 20:00 - 22:00

    Stand Up! for Comedy Closing Gala

    Join us for a night of laugh-out-loud entertainment, and celebrate WA Mental Health Week at the closing gala for 2019, Stand Up for Comedy!

    Presented by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health and Perth Theatre Trust, supported by the Mental Health Commission, and PwC.

    Acts include Aaron Cheng, Emma Krause, Janelle Koenig, Nick Cody and more!

    Part proceeds from this event will be reinvested back into community mental health.

    Book online now!

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    • Location: State Theatre Centre, Perth WA
    • Prices from$35.00

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  • 13 Oct 2019

    Time: 09:30 - 13:30

    March for Mates - BIBRA LAKE

    Black Dog a Lead & MATES in Construction

    Black Dog On A Lead is proud to say registrations for this years walk Black Dog on a Lead & Mates in Construction - March for Mates are now OPEN!

    We are partnering with local charity MATES in Construction to help raise awareness and educate people about mental health.

    ??Early bed registrations are now open until 31 August at our brand new website https://www.blackdogonalead.com.au/

    We look forward to another successful walk and seeing all of your beautiful faces in October!!

    • Location: Bibra Lake Reserve, Progress Dr, Bibra Lake
    • Cost: free

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  • 16 Oct 2019

    Time: 12:30 - 14:00

    Calming Anxiety, Naturally - Gosnells

    Come together in a nurturing space for a 4 week course on calming the effects of anxiety.

    Come together in a nurturing space for a 4 week course on calming the effects of anxiety. Learn simple, gentle, natural techniques utilising the breath, sound, movement and nature, along with the concepts of mindfulness and meditation.

    Each weekly session concludes with a soothing Sound Relaxation using Tibetan singing bowls, gentle gongs and chimes played by Megan from Cocoon Therapies.

    $40 for 4 week course.

    Bookings and enquiries to Women's Health and Wellbeing Services on 9490 2258.

    • Location: Gosnells Community Lotteries House Downstairs Meeting Room 2232c Albany Highway, Gosnells WA 6990
    • Cost:$40.00

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