WA Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week is a national week celebrated each year in October scheduled around World Mental Health Day on 10 October.
Coordinated by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, with support from the WA Mental Health Commission, Mental Health Week (MHW) provides a prime opportunity to address and highlight the important connection between social determinants and mental health; and promote effective prevention strategies to keep people mentally healthy.
In 2022, Mental Health Week in WA will be held over 8-15 October with the theme: 'Where we live. How we live. What we've lived.'
Understanding how the body, mind and environment intersect is essential to overall wellbeing. Physical health – both inside of us and in the world around us – has a major impact on mental health. The nutrition we consume, movement of our bodies, the health of the planet and quality of our housing and neighbourhoods all play a part in building health communities and individuals.
Our bodies keep physical score of what we experience – it's important to encourage a trauma-informed lens in trying to understand challenging behaviours, intrusive thoughts and reactions. Learning how to process, heal and grow from negative experiences shapes our resilience, access to new opportunities, coping skills, strong connections and relationships, and quality of life.
Spread the word
Download promotional resources, reports and factsheets to promote the MHW theme. View more here
Apply for a grant
This year, we have grants for every occasion – get social and bring people together by organising an event; grow your mind or learn a new skill; soothe your soul with some relaxation and self-care; or help your organisation promote physical activity – we are here to help you make it happen! Applications have now closed - but see where they were spent here.
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