FAQs 2020

Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) for 2020 is fast approaching!

Despite the changes 2020 has brought to our lives, we have had many individuals, schools, workplaces and organisations have committed to taking time for mental health by registering an event/activity. Plus, there’s still plenty of time to get involved if you’re still deciding how!

If it’s your first QMHW, you might have a few questions. Below are a few FAQs for QMHW 2020.

When will it be held?

QMHW begins on World Mental Health Day, which is held on October 10 every year, and will conclude on October 18.

What is the theme for 2020?

The theme is ‘Take Time — for Mental Health’. When we take time to look after our mental health we are able to improve our resilience and better cope with the everyday stresses of life.

We each have our own wellbeing journey. Something that works for most people may not work for you, and that’s okay. Exploring wellbeing, using the six Building Blocks as our guide, can help us decide what makes us feel good and what we’d rather not do.

What will be happening during QMHW?

Hundreds of events, activities and conversations will take place around Queensland to raise awareness of mental health.

We also hope to see people across the state ‘Take time for mental health’ by engaging in activities that boost their mental wellbeing. Those who wish to can also snap a photo and share it on social media with the hashtags #QMHW and #QMHWTakeTime.

Can only mental health organisations host events?

Everyone has mental health, so we want as many people as possible across the state to get involved in QMHW! Schools, businesses, community groups, sporting clubs and even people in their own homes can host activities to raise awareness of mental health.

Organisations can also get involved by sharing information on mental health via their communication channels, such as e-newsletters and social media pages.

What resources are available?

If you’re running an event or even if you want to raise awareness, maybe via your website or social media, we have a variety of resources available for download off our website. There is an editable poster, PowerPoint template, website banners and more!

There is also official merchandise that is organised by our merchandise partner Canefields Clubhouse that can be purchased.

Is QMHW a fundraiser?

QMHW is not run as a fundraiser, but there are some amazing individuals and businesses who do want to celebrate the week and show support for mental health organisations by raising money. A number of charities also run their own fundraising events as part of QMHW.

We welcome the support to the mental health sector, but you absolutely do not need to fundraise to take part in QMHW.

Want to get involved?

On our website you can:

Email info@qldmentalhealthweek.org.au if you would like to discuss your involvement in Queensland Mental Health Week further.

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