2018 Mental Health Week
2018 Mental Health Week dates
Mental Health Week in Tasmania dates for 2018 are Sunday, 7 October to Saturday, 13 October. The dates for Mental Health Week in Tasmania incorporate 10 October (World Mental Health Day).
Are you planning an event or activity to celebrate Mental Health Week in your community? At your workplace? At your school or sporting club? Make sure to register your MHW Event on our registration page, and we’ll help you promote it! Looking for event inspiration? Check out the MHW events already registered here.
2018 Mental Health Week Theme
The theme for Mental Health Week (MHW) in 2018 is again, ‘Stronger Together’. Download the MHW digital logos and use to promote Mental Health Week events in your community and print and display Mental Health Week posters to promote your event and help us raise awareness about Mental Health Week in your community. The theme provides an inclusive and overarching theme for Tasmanian communities to come together to:
-raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing
-build resilience and foster understanding
-support wellbeing and self-care by promoting ways to maintain our mental health
-encourage individuals to seek help when they may need it
Mental Health Week Steering Committee
Our thanks to the wonderful members of our 2018 Mental Health Week Steering Committee for volunteering their time to participate in our meetings to plan 2018 MHW in Tasmania. Members are: Julie Martin, MHCT; Brittany Szlezak, MHCT; Lalita Holmes, Stress Free Fast; Jacquie Maginnis, Primary Health Tasmania; Amanda Crowe; Jennie Hsu; Saki Muller, Baptcare; Ruth Rowlands, Advocacy Tasmania; Julie Ryan; Penni Lamprey, Happy Healthy Staff; Emma Dillon, Save the Children; Frances Parkes, UTAS and Danielle Walker, City of Hobart.
2018 Mental Health Week Small Grants Program
The 2018 Mental Health Week Small Grants program is now closed. To view details about the program Grants page. Our thanks to theTasmanian Government and the Department of Health for providing an additional $20,000 in funding to support the Mental Health Week Small Grants program for this year! A total of $40,000 in funding has now been distributed in Grants of up to $2000 to support MHW events and activities this October.
MHW Workplace Kits
In 2018, Mental Health Week Workplace Kits will be available in early September as a digital, downloadable suite for organisations, individuals, groups and workplaces. Stay tuned as we develop the offerings. If you would like further information on Mental Health Week in Tasmania, or to register for a 2018 MHW Workplace Guide, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a question about 2018 MHW or an idea you’d like to share, please contact Julie Martin, Media and Communications Lead email@example.com or subscribe to our MHCT e-news to receive Mental Heath Week updates as we build momentum towards October!
Mental Health Week is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held in October each year, and incorporates World Mental Health Day, held globally on 10 October. The purpose of this awareness week is to engage communities in activities that promote mental health and wellbeing and also raise awareness and understanding about mental illness, and how it impacts on the lives of people in our community.
Mental Health Week in Tasmania and the MHW Small Grants program is proudly supported by the Tasmanian Department of Health.
The 2017, Mental Health Week highlighted a number amazing mental health heroes in the Tasmanian community. Check out the, ‘Stronger Together’ video series below:
Amber and Diane
Sally and Willow
Mental Health Week in Tasmania is proudly supported by the Tasmanian Department of Health.