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.

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

Who should get involved?

Individuals & community groups

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People power drives Queensland Mental Health Week

QMHW is a reminder that we all have mental health. When you look after your wellbeing, your family, friends and neighbours, your communities are uplifted too.

  • Get your local schools, councils, community groups, and sporting organisations involved in events and activities
  • Take time for your mental health by engaging in activities that boost your wellbeing
  • Consider how can you make communities and activities that you are involved in more welcoming, open or easier to access for those experiencing difficulty with their mental health and wellbeing
  • Spread the word about QMHW and share help-seeking resources amongst your communities!

Businesses

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Great ways businesses can support Queensland Mental Health Week

Mentally healthy workplaces benefit all employees, their families, organisations and the broader community, while mental health stigma and discrimination pose significant barriers to participation in the workforce and many other areas of life.

  • Coordinate an event for your workplace or host a toolbox talk
  • Gather your colleagues and support one of the many public community-led events
  • Promote the week on your website and social channels using Queensland Mental Health Week resources
  • Share help-seeking resources with your employees
  • Nominate your organisation for the fantastic work they’re doing for a Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Award

Schools & universities

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Learn lifelong life skills

Childhood and adolescence provide key opportunities to develop the foundations for good mental health and prevent mental health problems.

  • Approach the Principal or Student Wellbeing Officer at your school and ask about participating
  • Teachers can hold classroom activities. There are free resources being developed!
  • Show your support for an event being held in the community
  • Schools can submit for the new QMHW Achievement Awards ‘Schools’ category
  • Universities can organise events for students or support those that are held by the student guild, clubs, or individuals
  • University staff can also coordinate light ups on campus to raise awareness
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Event resources

Your event 'how-to' kit

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

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Event ideas

There are many ways to make a difference

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

  • a barbecue, coffee morning or lunch get together
  • a family fun day with bikes, pets or a picnic
  • an information booth at the local shopping centre, library or community markets
  • 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
  • parklands or beach

Just remember to get permission first from any local authorities.

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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
  • a spot literally ‘on the map’
  • automatic subscription to Queensland Mental Health Week eNews

Support for your event

Register now
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Get resources

Be prepared

Success favours those who are prepared, so:

Promote awareness

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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.

Join the conversation

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