Mental Health Promotion
WAAMH's longest running and most recognised annual community event is WA Mental Health Week, more recently coordinated with support from the WA Mental Health Commission, however we also actively promote positive attitudes towards mental health all year round in the wider community, and take part in other awareness initiatives which promote or contribute to better mental health and wellbeing.
We aim to inform and educate the community on how to better respond to the challenges mental health issues present, build resilience, reduce stigma associated with mental illness and promote mentally healthy communities.
About Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week / Day / Month is celebrated all around Australia, with each state and territory adopting its own theme and holding their own unique events each year.
Mental Health Week has been coordinated in WA by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) for more than 50 years, and is supported by the Government of Western Australia, Mental Health Commission and Lotterywest.
WAAMH is proudly part of Australia's mental health promotion group which plan awareness campaigns around World Mental Health Day.
Mental Health Week aims to increase 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.
Visit http://mhw.waamh.org.au for more details!