WA Mental health week
Mental Health Week is celebrated each year in October around World Mental Health Day on October 10.
Coordinated by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, with support from the WA Mental Health Commission, Mental Health Week 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.
Given how critical the early years are for lifelong brain development and functioning, learning, and wellbeing, the theme for Mental Health Week 2021 in Western Australia will be: Mental health starts with our children.
The theme recognises how a person’s mental health reflects the interaction of a lifetime of individual and lifestyle factors with a range of environmental, community and family risk factors.
For both children and adults, taking care of basic needs for shelter, food, warmth and rest are essential to mental wellbeing.
Mental Health Week will run 9-16 October 2021 and foster the creation, curation, and organisation of a range of resources, activities, events, factsheets, tips, and strategies in the lead up to, and during, the week.
We will garner positive, helpful interactions, self-care tips, and behavioural strategies while incorporating fun, creative expression and light-hearted elements along the way, which will promote dancing, playing, talking, reading, journaling and drawing.
Support, strategies and self–care
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