The peak body representing the Tasmanian community managed mental health sector at a state and national level.

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held in October each year.

It aims to engage communities in activities that promote mental health and wellbeing and also raise awareness and understanding about mental health issues and how they affect the lives of people in our community.

MHCT would like to encourage everyone to be involved in Mental Health Week for 2017.

Our theme this year is ‘Stronger Together’

The concept behind the theme this year is embracing the idea of communities working together to:

  • Build resilience
  • Support each other through tough times
  • Celebrate diversity and promote the things we can do to maintain our mental health
  • Encourage people to seek help when they need it

Another aspect to the Stronger Together theme is that we all know someone in our networks and communities that is a mental health hero. Not all superheros wear capes or fight crime. A mental health hero is the person or people that encourage and support other members of the group and are the glue that holds that community together. Or perhaps a mental health hero might have a powerful story of recovery and resilience or around how they maintain their mental health every day. This Mental Health Week we will be highlighting some mental health heroes in the Tasmanian community and we encourage others to do the same.

Click here to register your MHW event or activity

Click here to register for a MHW Workplace Kit

Click here to read our Media and Promo Kit for Event Holders

Check out the slide shows below of just some of the events we attended across the week in 2016 to get you inspired…

Tas Men’s Get Connected Launch at Bunnings

Sensory Garden Opening at Tolosa Rehab and Respite

My Wellbeing Kit resource launch at the Rosny LINC

‘Lifing the Lid on Mental Health’ Forum in Launceston

If you would like any more information about Mental Health Week for 2017 contact Catherine Delpero on cdelpero@mhct.org OR 62249222

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Mental Health Week is proudly supported by the Department of Health and Human Services.