9 - 17 October, 2021

Theme

The theme for Queensland Mental Health Week in 2021 is again, Take time — for mental health.

The theme recognises the importance of taking time to engage in activities that boost our mental health and encourages help-seeking behaviours, when needed.

Research shows there are six simple actions we can take to improve our moods, build resilience, and boost wellbeing. These simple actions are from the Queensland Government’s Dear Mind initiative and are based on the internationally recognised Wheel of Wellbeing*. Regularly practicing these actions is beneficial for everyone.

The six building blocks to strong mental wellbeing.

 

During the campaign we will provide tips and information on how to take time to:

  • Get healthy— being active and eating well is good for your mind as well as your body
  • Keep learning — learning new things can make you more confident as well as being fun
  • Show kindness — practising small acts of kindness, volunteering time, or simply helping a friend in need can help you feel more satisfied with life
  • Connect — spending time with other people is important to everyone’s mental wellbeing
  • Take notice — paying more attention to the present and the world around you helps relieve stress and enjoy the moment
  • Embrace nature — connecting with the outdoors and taking care of the planet is the best recipe for world wellbeing.

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