World Mental Health Day – 10 October – is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It’s an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.
Mental Health Australia is delighted to be leading the World Mental Health Day campaign in Australia.
As the peak not-for-profit organisation representing the mental health sector in Australia, Mental Health Australia has a focus on ensuring the whole community recognises the part we all play in creating a mentally healthy society.
This World Mental Health Day, we look forward to partnering with you to remind everyone to “Look after your mental health, Australia”.
This year we are also encouraging Australians to focus on “Awareness, Belonging, Connection”:
- Raising awareness: learning about mental health and wellbeing, and ways to care for yourself and others.
- Finding belonging: looking out for each other, and understanding that however we feel, we’re not alone.
- Staying connected: finding services and supports that help foster mentally healthy practices.
Need help or support? If your life is in danger Call 000.
If you or someone you care for is in need of immediate assistance you can contact the below National 24/7 Crisis Counselling Services:
13 11 14 – 24 hours a day
7 days a week
0477 13 11 14 – 6pm to midnight (AEDT)
7 nights a week