7th - 13th October 2012
Raising awareness of mental health
and well-being in the wider community
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Mental Health Week is all about raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing in the wider community. A critical part of reducing stigma to support those with a mental illness (and their carers); is public awareness and an understanding that mental illness, like mental health, is part of the human condition.
This awareness and understanding can come from many sources. Throughout Mental Health Week local and regional events are organised by many different communities, not-for-profit organisations, schools, individuals and workplaces. These events, coupled with the information available on the website, generate discussion about mental health and get people sharing their own stories. The Queensland theme for Mental Health Week 2012 is “Working Toward Wellbeing”. This theme was chosen to emphasise the impact that work, paid and unpaid, can have on an individual’s wellbeing and recovery.
1 in 5 Australians are affected by a mental health condition in some way which in the workplace means a loss of productivity and profits due to absenteeism and reduced hours etc.
MENTAL HEALTH WEEK EVENTS
10 October, 2012
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
15 October, 2011
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12 October, 2012
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM