Mental Health Week 2013
In 2013, Mental Health Week will run from Sunday 6th to Saturday 12th 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 2013 - Advisory Committee Meeting
Join us this year for Mental Health Week! Bring along ideas for making this yet another successful Mental Health Week with a network of linked events to promote mental health and wellbeing.
Mental Health Week activates, educates and encourages understanding about mental health by and for Victorians. This Foundation coordinates activities across the state and organises a range of local community activities. We are happy to advise on your events if needed.
Tell us what you are planning - a community festival, an art exhibition, music event, theatre production, information booths, seminars or other activities. Your contribution to the planning process will make a difference!
Mental Health Week 2013 - Events List
The 2013 events list will be available soon.
Mental Health Week 2013 - 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 2013 - Resources
The 2013 resources will be available soon.