6-14 October 2018

About

Queensland Mental Health Week is an annual event that aims to increase awareness and interest in positive mental health and wellbeing across the state. World Mental Health Day is held during the week on 10 October.

The theme for 2018 is to value mental health – with six steps

  1. Be active – do what you can, enjoy what you do, get moving and improve your mood
  2. Keep learning – embrace new experiences, recognise opportunities, surprise yourself
  3. Connect – talk, listen, be there
  4. Give – your time, your words, your presence
  5. Take notice – remember the simple things that give you joy
  6. Care for our planet – it’s the home we all share

This years theme is informed by the Wheel of Wellbeing* to encourage people to be inspired by six actions that have been proven to improve wellbeing in everyday life.

Join us in 2018 to promote positive mental health and wellbeing at home, at work, and at play. Use the six steps to help break down the stigma associated with mental illness and encourage people in our communities who need help to reach out and connect.

Get involved by:

  1. hosting your own event
  2. attending one of the many free events on offer
  3. sharing stories, videos and articles on our social media feeds.

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*The Wheel of Wellbeing was developed by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.