Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week raises community awareness about mental health issues and is held every October each year to coincide with World Mental Health Day that is held on 10 October.
The aim of Mental Health Week is to promote social and emotional wellbeing to the community, encouraging people to maximise their health potential, enhancing the coping capacity of communities, families, individuals and increasing mental health recovery.
The Mental Health Commission, in partnership with the WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), coordinate events to recognise the Mental Health Week, as well as World Mental Health Day.
In 2013, Mental Health Week will be held from Sunday 6 to Sunday 13 October.
Mental Health Week Theme
In 2012, Mental Health Week theme was Connect, Celebrate, Grow.
Celebrate: the positive events in your life, as well as the strengths and values that have helped you through more challenging times
Connect: with others by paying attention to your close relationships, or by reaching out and making new friends
Grow: by expanding your horizons and trying something new that creates meaning and purpose for you.
Some of the key events held during the week were:
Opening Ceremony and Mental Health 20x20 Art Exhibition in Subiaco
Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards
World Mental Health Day - Turn Blue for a Day in Murray Street Mall, Perth
Regional Free Event: A Day in the Shed in Narrogin
Act Belong Commit Awards
The Putback Men’s Basketball Tournament in Willetton
- WA Music Song of the Year Awards
Arafmi Walk of Pride and Closing Ceremony in Fremantle.