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Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held in October each year.

Join us this year from 9th – 16th October in a range of activities across our campuses to mark this week.

Mental Health Week aims to:

  • Promote mental health and wellbeing
  • Increase understanding about mental illness and the impact it has on people in our community
  • Reduce stigma around mental illness

The theme for 2021 is ‘Awareness, Belonging, Connection and the Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) share some great insights on what this might mean to us.

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.

Check out the Program of activities to find something that you or your team can yet involved in:

Program events
(PDF 198.1 KB)
Conversation Cafe Starter Kit PDF 575.3 KB Colour version
(PDF 238.6 KB)
Big Sing Program
(PDF 194.7 KB)

Visit  Mental Health Week Tasmania to find out more about Mental Health Week and other community events.

For support in caring for your and others mental health:

Mental Health Council of Tas Check-In

If you currently struggling with your mental health contact:


Mental Health Week 2021 Tasmania Poster (PDF)