Mental Health Promotion
Our longest running and most recognised annual community event is Mental Health Week but we also actively promote positive attitudes towards mental health all year round in schools, the workforce and the wider community.
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.
Mental Health Week 2016
Mental Health Week 2016 occurred 8 - 15 October, and this year's theme was 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.
To find out more about Mental Health Week, go to mhw.waamh.org.au or find us on Facebook.