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 2017 - Celebrating 50 years

Mental Health Week 2017 will occur on 8 - 14 October, and this year's theme will be unveiled soon. 

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In 2017, we will celebrate 50 years of Mental Health Week, from where our grass roots promotion and prevention campaigns began, back in the late 1960s. The goal in 1967 was largely to fight for human rights and better treatment for people experiencing mental health issues. Many strives have been made in mental health awareness, but there is still a long way to go. Join us as we look back over the past 50 years - at the issues that mattered, the campaigns, the artwork, and the themes. We are looking forward to an exciting and informative bunch of events and resources in October this year too!

Find out more about Mental Health Week at mhw.waamh.org.au or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.