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'Awareness, Belonging, Connection'

Mental Health Week is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held in October each year, and incorporates World Mental Health Day, held globally on 10 October. The purpose of this awareness week is to engage communities in activities that promote mental health and wellbeing and also increase understanding and reduce stigma about mental illness, and how it impacts on the lives of people in our community.

Mental Health Week in Tasmania this year will be from 7 – 15 October. The theme for Mental Health Week is ‘Awareness, Belonging, Connection’:

Awareness is about understanding the things we need to maintain and boost our mental wellbeing, and knowing when we need to reach out for help and where to get it.

Belonging is about looking out for each other, ensuring we feel safe and supported, and understanding that however we feel, we’re not alone, and that there are others going through the same thing.

Connection is about our relationships with our friends, families and those that we care about, as well as the groups, clubs, and networks around us that we rely on to help keep us happy and healthy, wherever we live, work, or play.

Get behind Mental Health Week, and show support by Turning Tasmania Orange! Orange is the official colour for Mental Health Week in Tasmania, chosen because it's warm, and inviting, and has a positive and uplifting influence. Why not have a 'Wear Orange' day at your school or workplace, host a morning or afternoon tea with delicious orange themed food, or pop an orange light globe in the window of your home, office or business to start a conversation, and show that mental health and wellbeing is important to you.

Mental Health Week Events

To help celebrate Mental Health Week in Tasmania, there are events happening right across the state. From King Island to the Huon Valley, there will be a range of art, music, storytelling, educational workshops, exhibitions, films, dog walking, gardening, comedy shows and everything in between.

Official Program: Find events happening near you
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Mental Health Week Launch

To launch Mental Health Week in Tasmania this year, we will be travelling around the state to hear from the community about the little things they do to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

Get involved
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Mental Health Week Small Grants

The Mental Health Council of Tasmania are excited to be facilitating a small grants program again this year, to help organisations and schools run Mental Health Week events. If your organisation or school is thinking of hosting an event this year, why not apply for a small grant to help cover some of the costs?

2023 grant applications are now closed
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Resources for Event Holders

To help you plan and promote a great Mental Health Week event , we’ve created a range of resources, including logos, posters, social media tiles, banners, an Event Planning Guide and a Promotion and Media Kit.

Mental Health Week Resources
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MHW 2023 Event Planning Guide

Download MHW 2023 Event Planning Guide file
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MHW 2023 Event Promotion and Media Kit

Download MHW 2023 Event Promotion and Media Kit file