9 - 17 October, 2021

Get involved

There are countless ways to be a part of Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) and there’s is no limit to the size or type of event you can hold. Simply, participate in a way that’s meaningful to you or your community. If you want to host your own event, we’ve stepped it out below. And remember to make an effort to be inclusive of everyone.

Event resources
Events ideas
Register your event
Plan your event
Promote your event

Who should get involved?

Individuals & community groups

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People power drives Queensland Mental Health Week
  • Invite friends, family, neighbours, team mates and work mates to join in
  • Get your local schools, councils, community groups, sporting organisations and businesses involved


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Great ways businesses can support Queensland Mental Health Week

Schools & Universities

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Learn lifelong life skills
  • Tomorrow’s adults have much to contribute today: you don’t have to be an adult to be a leader
  • Approach the Principal or Student Wellbeing Officer at your school and ask about participating in a postcard competition on a health or wellbeing theme of your choice
  • Universities can also participate through individually-led or student guild-led events
Event resources

Your event 'how-to' kit

Check out the helpful Queensland Mental Health Week Event Organiser Kit.

Event ideas

There are many ways to make a difference

For easy-to-organise event ideas, how about:

  • a barbecue, coffee morning or lunchbox get together
  • a family fun day with bikes, pets or a picnic
  • an information booth at the local shopping centre or library
  • an art or photography exhibition or competition, or even a cook-off
  • group meditation or yoga

A place in the community

Every community has its hubs, find yours and you’re well on the way to getting the perfect venue for your event. Think about:

  • the local park
  • your workplace
  • at school
  • sports clubs
  • the local shopping centre
  • the community centre
  • the bush or beach

Just remember to get permission first from any local authorities.

Register your event

Events with benefits

Registered Queensland Mental Health Week events will get:

  • its own page on the Queensland Mental Health Week website
  • the Queensland Mental Health Week logo to use on social media, posters, flyers and on your website
  • leveraged promotion in local and state media outlets
  • a spot literally ‘on the map’
  • automatic subscription to Queensland Mental Health Week eNews

Support for your event

Register now
Get resources

Be prepared

Success favours those who are prepared, so:

Promote awareness

Get resources
Promote your event

Be social and media savvy

When you register an event, you’ll make it easier for people to find out you are participating in QMHW. But remember, sharing is caring, so you can also:

  • share Queensland Mental Health Week posts with your followers
  • share information, news, resources on Queensland Mental Health Week
  • comment, like, be kind and polite
  • alert your local media, especially if you’re hosting a large public event.

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