Mental Health Week 2015

In 2015, Mental Health Week will run from Sunday 4th to Saturday 10th 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 2015 Poster

Mental Health Week Education Seminars



Ice: What Is It All About?

Mr Jose Hernandez (Operations Manager of Health and Community Care at Chisholm Institute)

Tuesday 6 October 2015 7:30 pm to 9 pm

The Melbourne Clinic: 130 Church Street Richmond (Enter via Tweedie Place)

email admin(at) to book a seat! Limited seats available.


Practical Self-Help Strategies for Managing Anxiety

Dr Chris Mogan (The Anxiety Clinic)

Thursday 8 October 2015 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

MHFV: Suite J, 450 Chapel Street South Yarra (Enter via Wilson St) 

email admin(at) to book a seat! Limited seats available.

Mental Health Week Advisory Committee Meeting

The Mental Health Week Advisory Committee is open to those interested in planning for the 2015 Mental Health Week. Meetings occur on the 1st wednesday of the month, 4:30 pm at our office (Suite J, 450 Chapel Street South Yarra). Contact admin(at) or 98261422 for more information.

The next meeting will occur on Wednesday 7 October 4:30 pm

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 4th  -  10th October 2015.

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 16th July. Artworks will remain on display between 2.00pm - 4.00pm daily until Friday 31st July 2015.

It is free to view the exhibition

Mental Health Week 2015 - 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.

Mental Health Week 2015 (5 - 10 October)

A Listing of events around Victoria for Mental Health Week 2015. Find an event to attend, or if you have organised an event add it to our list.