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 2023, Mental Health Week in WA will be held over 7-14 October with the theme:
'Mind. Body. Environment.'
About the theme:
Now more than ever we know its important to look after ourselves and are focusing on our body, mind and environment.
In the face of the ongoing cost of living crisis, it is crucial to recognize and prioritize the importance of taking care of our mental health. As financial pressures, rising expenses, and economic uncertainties weigh heavily on individuals and communities, the toll on mental well-being becomes increasingly significant. Investing time and effort in maintaining our mental health equips us with the resilience, clarity, and emotional stability needed to navigate these challenging times. It allows us to effectively manage stress, anxiety, and overwhelm, enabling us to make sound decisions, seek support, and explore potential solutions. By prioritizing our mental well-being, we foster a sense of self-care and self-compassion, enabling us to face the cost of living crisis with a stronger and more resilient mindset.
Ultimately, recognizing the importance of mental health in times of financial strain is a powerful step towards cultivating resilience, maintaining well-being, and navigating the cost of living crisis with strength and determination.
How the mind, body 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 our mental health. The nutrition we consume, movement of our bodies, the health of the planet and the quality of housing and neighbourhoods all have a part to play in building healthy communities and people. Our bodies keep score of the trauma we’ve experienced, it’s important to be able to recognise our trauma bonds and responses, move forward to processing and healing to live our best lives possible.
Mental Health Week Opening Event - Esperance
Mental Health Week Busselton
The Jungle Body MEGA Class - Music, Movement, Mental Health
Breakfast by the Bay at the UWA Club
Mental Health Week Colour Run - Geraldton
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!
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