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9 - 17 October 2021
QMHW eNews #8

We've reached the halfway mark for Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW), but there's still plenty of time to take time for mental health.

Light up helps raise awareness


How great did the Story Bridge look on Sunday? We were excited to see it glowing our colours💚💜! If you spot a light up and take a photo, we'd love for you to share it with us.


Photo credit: Bris_City.


How will you take time for mental health?

Taking time to engage in activities that boost our mental wellbeing is important for us all! To celebrate this year's theme, we are inviting Queenslanders to share on social media what it looks or feels like when they ‘Take time - for their mental health'.


This week is all about connecting with the people in our lives and creating space for conversations about mental health and wellbeing. Whether it's catching up with a friend, checking in with a colleague or saying hello to a stranger, a little chat can go a long way.


It’s equally important we check in with ourselves, reflect on our own mental health, and that we reach out for help if we’re feeling vulnerable. 


Share a photo on Instagram using #QMHWTakeTime and tag @qldmentalhealthweek before 11pm on Sunday 17 October and you'll go in the draw to win a prize pack consisting of a WellBeing Be.Box and bookzines. Plus, there will be a People's Choice winner with a FitBit as a prize, thanks to sponsorship from the Mental Awareness Foundation! Photos entered into the Instagram challenge will be uploaded to a Facebook album and the photo with the most reactions will win. Learn more here.

Thousands walk for awareness

The Mental Awareness Foundation held the 2021 Walk for Awareness, presented by Tessa Group, on Sunday. There were close to 2,500 walkers and $255,000 was raised (final numbers TBC), all for mental health awareness and to support organisations on the front line.

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Wellbeing blossoms

Have you added to the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition blossom tree? So many visitors have taken time to write down what they’re working on to improve their wellbeing. Add yours when you stop by the Exhibition, which is organised by Richmond Fellowship Queensland.

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About the artist

Did you know this year's visual idenity has been informed by the artwork 'Take time - for mental health' by Townsville artist Jesse James? Artistically known as ‘JUMBO’, Jesse has been painting for the last eight years, describing his artworks as representing traditional Aboriginal painting combined with his own colourful pieces and take on new techniques.

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Help create mentally healthy workplaces

During your career, it is highly likely you will work with, or manage someone with a mental health condition. This QMHW take time to download the free Mentally healthy workplaces toolkit from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland for help on taking positive steps towards a mentally healthy workplace.

Download now
Mental health week events

With your support, we've reached the highest ever recorded amount of events for QMHW! There are more than 345 registered activities happening and many of these are public. 


Below is a list of some of the upcoming events. Please keep in mind that each event may have a different registration process, so please get in touch with the organiser directly if you have any questions.


>>> Search for events near you <<<


October 13

October 14

October 15

October 16

October 17

Acknowledgent of Traditional Owners

CheckUP acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands from across Queensland. We pay our respect to the Elders, past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the state.


This site is a joint initiative by Queensland Mental Health Week partners, coordinated by CheckUP.

Phone: 1300 640 709
PO Box 3205, South Brisbane Queensland 4101

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