9 - 17 October, 2021


The theme for 2021 is ‘Take time for mental health’

About the theme

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

Research shows there are six simple actions we can take to improve our moods, build resilience, and boost wellbeing.

The six building blocks to strong mental 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.

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
  • Take time to keep learning — learning new things can make you more confident as well as being fun
  • Take time to show kindness — practising small acts of kindness, volunteering time, or simply helping a friend in need can help you feel more satisfied with life
  • Take time to connect — spending time with other people is important to everyone’s mental wellbeing
  • Take time to take notice — paying more attention to the present and the world around you helps relieve stress and enjoy the moment
  • Take time to 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.