Mental Health Week (October 2017)

Mental Health Week raises community awareness about mental health issues and is held every October each year to coincide with World Mental Health Day 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 2016 Mental Health Week was held from 8 to 15 October, using the Act-Belong-Commit message with a focus on suicide prevention, ‘Together we can save lives’.

For further information visit the Western Australian Association for Mental Health's website.

2018 Western Australian Alcohol and Other Drug Conference (20-21 March 2018)

The WA Alcohol and Other Drug Conference, Leading the Way: Embracing New Opportunities in the Alcohol and Other Drug Sector will be bringing together a diverse range of speakers exploring the issues involved with embracing new opportunities in criminal justice, leading the way in policy (harm reduction) and leading the way in practice.

Keynote speakers:

  • Chief Constable Michael Barton, Durham Constabulary, UK
  • Professor David Forbes, University of Melbourne

Visit the website today for early bird registration and to view full details of the program and speakers:

Events Calendar

Date Event
27 May - 3 June National Reconciliation Week
2 July - 8 July NAIDOC Week
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day
14 September RU OK Day
10 October World Mental Health Day
12 November - 18 November Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week