National Mental Health Month 2020

Thursday, 1 October 2020 (All day) to Saturday, 31 October 2020 (All day)

“National Mental Health Month: an important reminder to all Australians that we need to pay due attention to raising much-needed awareness about mental health, to advocating for mental health, to educating ourselves about mental health, and to promoting mental wellbeing in our communities.

The Mental Health Foundation Australia is very excited to launch the National Mental Health Month Awareness Campaign 2020, occurring between the 1st and 31st of October. With 2020 being particularly hard on the mental health of Australians with the Bushfires and Covid-19, we believe National Mental Health Month can be an effective step towards getting Australians back on track with their mental health.

This year, the Foundation has organised numerous events across Australia, focussing on many different aspects in the area of mental health. To facilitate this task, the Foundation has implemented Australian Multicultural Ambassadors and Australian Youth Ambassadors programs, comprising of a dedicated network of volunteers across the country, with the aim to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues within culturally and linguistically diverse communities and generally within the Australian community. We are thankful to Mr Huss Mustafa and Commonwealth Bank for sponsoring this program and allowing for many multicultural communities to be reached all throughout Australia in our mission to provide ‘better mental health for all.’

During the National Mental Health Month Awareness Campaign in 2020, the MHFA has organised Mental Health Wellbeing Walks across all states and territories on the same day and at the same time. We anticipate this to be the most successful event during National Mental Health Month, providing the opportunity to reach out to many Australians of many cultural backgrounds.

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