VIC MENTAL HEALTH MONTH 2018

VICTORIA

MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

7 OCT - 6 NOV 2018

2018’s Mental Health Month focusses on the youth of our society, particularly in the age group of 16-25. One in seven young Australians experience a mental health condition. The young adult period is characterized by rapid physiological, sexual, cognitive, and emotional changes. Many young adults also move into new adult roles and responsibilities: They may begin higher education studies, enter the workforce, move away from home, or start a family. They may be expected to accept responsibility for themselves legally, make decisions for themselves, and—in many cases—are often encouraged to begin supporting themselves financially. Because of these major life changes, 1 in 7 young people experience a Mental Health condition.

Mental illness can have a wide range of social and physical consequences and can lead to problems with alcohol and other drugs, low self-esteem, risky and anti-social behaviour, school-drop-out and unemployment, and even an increased risk of suicide. The aim of the Mental Health Foundation Australia’s Mental Health month is to raise awareness of youth mental health prevalence and to help reduce these statistics.

During this month, various activities will be organised to promote youth mental health and wellbeing. These include a Mental Health walk, a youth conference on Mental Health, a Mental Health gala dinner, sessions at schools and universities to promote Mental Health, youth musical programs, bringing together various multicultural communities and other organisations in the Mental Health field to raise awareness.

 

  

MENTAL HEALTH MONTH EVENTS

 

 

 

Event Description Link
Multicultural Gala Dinner First ever ‘Multicultural Gala Dinner’ in Melbourne on Sunday 14th October 2018. The dinner will be held at ‘The Atlantic’, Central Pier, 161, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands with cocktails at 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. BOOK NOW
Youth Mental Wellbeing Conference Calling students from Universities, TAFE and Secondary Schools to tell us what mental health means to you and what needs to be done.  BOOK NOW 
Local Government MH Symposium  The coming together of Councillors across Victoria discussing the current mental health services they provide as well as discussing how to improve them.  BOOK NOW 
 Mental Health Wellbeing Walk  Join us for Mental Health Wellbeing Walk on 4 November 2018 at Albert Park Lake, Melbourne.  BOOK NOW