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Australian Mental Health Problems organises and is involved in a number of mental health promotion and mental health related activities and events.
Check this page regularly for the latest information on what's hapenning in the world of Mental Health.

Mental Health Week
is a feature of the Association's calendar of activities. See below for details.

Mental Health Week 2019
(Sunday 5th-11th October 2019)

Mental Health Week October 5 -11 2019

Mental Health Week aims to activate, educate and engage Victorians around mental health and related issues through the organisation of a huge variety of events by individuals and organisations across the state.

The theme for Mental Health Week 2019 in Victoria is Mental Health: What do you know? We are asking Victorians what do they know about mental health. 

We also support World Mental Health Day on October 10th.  The theme for WMHDay, as set by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is 'Making Mental Health a Global Priority: Scaling Up Services Through Citizen Advocacy and Action'. For further information on World Mental Health Day contact the World Federation for Mental Health at or visit

All Victorian Mental Health Week activities will be promoted directly on this website. For details and information about entering your Mental Health Week Event on this site, click

Program of Events

The program of events for Mental Health Week 2019 is available on this site. To view click
here. In recent years there have been over 200 events organised.

Event Registration

To become involved in Mental Health Week as an event organiser you need to register your organisation. You will choose a username and password that lets you access the forms for submitting your Mental Health Week events. To register click
here. You may register events on the website until October 1st. Alterations to event details may also be made up until this date.


Mental Health Week 2019
Mental Health Association of Australia - Annual Conference
Resilience for Young and Old

" Resilience for Young and Old

Mental Health Association of Australia - National Conference

9-10 October 2019

Harrison Room, Melbourne Cricket Ground


Resilience – Mental Health Insurance for the Future


Leaders, researchers, practitioners and government discuss strategies, tools and techniques to build resilience for young and old

Enquiries -

" Resilience for Young and Old"

Mental Health Association of Australia - Annual Conference
Mood Disorders Support Group 2019

Information and support for people experiencing mood disorders, their families and friends; for professionals and service providers, and all people interested in mental health promotion and illness prevention. These meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7.30 - 9.00 pm. at 270 Church St. Richmond 3121.Ph: 9427 0406, fax: 9427 1294 Email: Prior registration essential by phone, fax or email. Entry fee for speaker evening on first Thursday of each month: Concession - $5.00; Mental Health Writings Member - $15.00; Non-Members - $20.00. Support meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month are free.

 Thursday 2nd October, 2019

'Impact of Relationships on Men's Mental Health'


Presented by  Dr Nicholas Foster, B.A. (Hons.), Ph.D. (Psych.)

Psychologist, Mensline Australia


Dr. Nick Foster completed a doctoral thesis in psychology at the University of London at in 1998.  He has since worked across a variety of industries in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Russia and Europe, and has led personal and professional development, and leadership programmes for several corporate and charitable organisations.


Nick started work at Crisis Support Services in 2006 on the telephone lines.  In addition to regular Mensline Australia calls he was responsible for providing specialised counselling for Australians in acute crisis. In his current position with the Crisis Support Unit, he promotes services offered by the Unit, such as Mensline Australia, SuicideLine and Staying Connected training


Nick is passionate about empowering Australians to overcome crises, develop resilience and build strong sustainable relationships.



Registration is essential. 


Don't forget to register by phone: (03) 9427 0406 or email:

Mood Disorders Support Group 2019
Mood Disorders Support Group Seminars and Meetings
Scheduled on the First and Third Thursday of each month in 2019



Topic – Speaker

  7 Feb

Eating Disorders and Mental Health

Dr Peter BosonacPsychiatrist, University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Director North Eastern Area Mental Health Service

 21 Feb

Support Meeting

6 March

When Depression Fails to Respond to Treatment

Professor Isaac Schweitzer—University of Melbourne: Chair of Psychiatry, Healthscope: Director, Mood Disorders Unit, The Melbourne Clinic

20 March

Support Meeting

3 April

Inside & Outside Depression: A Longitudinal View of its Lifetime Effects

Ms. Anne Sedgley - Manager, Information Services, Heritage Victoria

17 April

Support Meeting

1 May

The Psychology of Depression

Dr Keong Yap - Psychologist, Anxiety Programs, The Melbourne Clinic

15 May

Support Meeting

5 June

Early Attachment in OCD and Depression

Mr Chris Mogan—Head of Psychology, The Melbourne Clinic

19 June

Support Meeting

3 July

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Mal Hopwood—Director, Veteran Psychiatry Unit, Austin Health

17 July

Support Meeting

7 Aug

Depression; Diagnostic Formulations & Therapy Approaches

Professor Graham D. Burrows, AO, KCSJ BSc, MB, DPM, MD— Professor/Director of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Mental Health Clinical Service Unit, Austin Health, Chairman: Mental Health Association of Australia, President: The Royal Society of Victoria

21 Aug

Support Meeting

4 Sept

Nutrition and Mental Health

Ms. Felice Jacka—University of Melbourne, Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, Barwon Health

18 Sept

Support Meeting

2 Oct

Impact of Relationships on Men's Mental Health

Dr. Nick Foster-  Psychologist, Mensline Australia


16 Oct

Support Meeting

6 Nov

Getting Back & Surviving in the Workplace With a Mood Disorder

Ms. Carolyn Gately BBus MPA CPA

20 Nov

Support Meeting

4 Dec

Anxiety and Mental Health

Dr. Kate Moore

15 Dec

Support Meeting

Mood Disorders Support Group Seminars and Meetings
Schools’ Mental Health Week 2019 Creative Writing Competition

This annual Creative Writing Competition for Victorian schools, organised by Australian Mental Health Problems, is again being held in the lead up to Mental Health Week 5 - 11th October 2019.

Schools’ Mental Health Week 2019 Creative Writing Competition
Mental Health Week Consumer Art Competition 2019

Each year the Association invites artists across Victoria to create an innovative piece of artwork that portrays an optimistic and positive image of mental health. The artwork is judged on its suitability to be reproduced to become the poster promoting Mental Health Week throughout Victoria. The winning piece will represent Mental Health Week for 2019.

Mental Health Week Consumer Art Competition 2019
Cruden Farm Fun Day For Young & Old 2019

Please join us for a wonderful day of music, wine and song on the magnificent gardens of Cruden Farm, the home of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC, DBE.

Take a tranquil walk around the lake, explore the hidden courtyard and stone stables or wander through Dame Elisabeth's renowned rose garden.

There will be a classic car display, bands, singers, acrobats, a baby animal farm and other entertainment to enjoy on the day. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a sausage sizzle, devonshire tea, wine and drink sales.

Date: Sunday 12th October 2019

Time: 11am - 4pm

Venue: Cruden Farm, Langwarrin Cranbourne - Frankston Road (enter from Cranhaven Road)

Melway Ref: 103 F6

Cost: $15 per adult, children under 15 free admission

Enquiries: Sue Evans, Alzheimer's Australia Vic, 03 9815 7800

Cruden Farm Fun Day For Young & Old 2019

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Mental Health Week Calendar of EventsCalendar of Events
View upcoming Mental Health Week events click here.
Mental Health Week LaunchMental Health Week Launch
Want to find out about attending the Mental Health Week launch? Click here.
Event Organiser RegistrationEvent Organiser Registration
Interested in organising an event for Mental Health Week? Register with us online.
Event Organiser LoginEvent Organiser Login
Login page for Mental Health Week Event Organisers. Click here.
Mood Disorder Support GroupMood Disorders Support Group
For more information on the Mood Disorders Support Group click here.



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