Mental Health Week 2014
In 2014, Mental Health Week will run from Sunday 5th to Saturday 11th October. World Mental Health Day is marked every year on the same date: 10th of October.
Mental Health Week aims to activate, educate and engage Victorians about mental health through a week of interactive events across the state including an official launch, community festivals, art exhibitions, music, theatre and seminars.
From its beginnings in 1985, the week has grown to encompass hundreds of events and a multitude of individuals, community groups and service providers throughout the state.
Much of the effort of running Mental Health Week comes from dedicated volunteers committed to promoting mental wellbeing, furthering knowledge about mental health and eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness.
As co-ordinator of Mental Health Week in Victoria, the Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Vic) is delighted to have the active involvement and participation of state and federal governments, as well as non-government organisations and communty-based health and social impact agencies. We are pleased to be sharing the Week with the Victorian Government, along with many other mental health, health, education, recreation and support agencies.
Mental Health Week 2014 Promotional and Display packs
Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) can provide a free Mental Health Week promo pack to community organisation, Schools, Clinics, Hospitals, Libraries, etc.
Available for order now - We will begin distribution on 19 September
Mental Health Week 2014 - Advertise Your Event
Every organisation participating in Mental Health Week adds to the ongoing process of enlightenment about the nature of mental illness and the achievability of good mental health.
Whatever you are planning, whether it's a small information stall, a morning tea, outdoor activity or other event, you can post information about it on this website. Just click on the 'Event Organisers' link on the sidebar and follow the instructions to become an event organiser and add your events.
Offical events run by MHFA(Vic) for Mental Health Week 2014
Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) Events will include
- Monday 6 October: The Official Launch of Mental Health Week 2014 in Victoria, with The Hon. Mary Wooldridge MP. Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square 4 pm
- Tuesday 7 October: Charity Luncheon with Prof. Alan Fels, National Mental Health Commission. Union Dining Richmond, 272 Swan Street 12 Midday
- Tuesday 7 October: Education Seminar with Dr Keong Yap. The Melbourne Clinic, Richmond 7:30 pm
- Friday 10 October: World Mental Health Day Seminar
Mental Health Week 2014 (6 - 11 October)
Consumer Art Exhibition
The annual Art Competition, organised by the Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria), is again being held in the lead up to Mental Health Week 5th - 11th October 2014.
The art competition supports community involvement of people living with mental illness.
An exhibition for public viewing will take place at:
Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra, VIC 3141
from Thursday 17th July. Artworks will remain on display between 2.00pm - 4.00pm daily until Friday 1st August 2014.
There is no admission cost