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.
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 email@example.com OR 62249222
Mental Health Week is proudly supported by the Department of Health and Human Services.