Mental Health Week runs from 8th-16th October, in fact the whole of October is now declared Mental health Month, so there is even more opportunity to get involved. Mental Health Week/Month is a great opportunity to hold an event, or simply start conversations to raise awareness about the topic and share information and services that are available to support everyone. So what can you do to get involved?
First of, you can check these state based Mental health Week/Month websites full of information and resources to be involved or find events near you
- Mental Health Month – wayahead
- Mental Health Week
- Look After your Mental Health Australia
- Mental Health Week SA
- Mental Health Week WA
Once you have checked these out, maybe printed off some resources, got some activity ideas, you might be inspired to run a morning tea, or ensure the topic is part of your next Club/ School meeting to discuss what you can do to promote Mental Health in your organisation – perhaps there is a local guest speaker you could invite?
During October the Black Dog Institute are holding a range of online presentation:
- Navigating your Teen’s Mental Health – 6th and 19th Oct
- Breaking Down Depression – 11th and 26th Oct
- INSIGHT – 20th October
- Mental Fitness – 25th October
Find out more at the Black Dog Institute.
.We also have a number of resources ideal for Mental Health Month.
www.tuneinnotout.com – Can you share our youth health and wellbeing portal with your networks? TINO features videos, stories, factsheets and music from across Australia brought together into one central location covering a wide range of health and wellbeing topics. Help spread the message about this fantastic Lions resource free and accessible for everyone. You might also like to select a few videos to watch at a meeting.
freedomtofeelfantastic – is our positive body and self esteem campaign which fits in perfectly with Mental Health Week, clubs and schools can sign up for a free event pack, full of ideas to run an event, from splat walls to cupcakes and even a ‘Reframe you thinking’ activity which we can post out to you
Online Shop Resources – we have a number of fantastic resources which can be purchased for distribution. We have a 50% extra offer at the moment.
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