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March 2020

Mental Health Week 2020 in WA

This year, Mental Health Week in Western Australia will run from 10 - 17 October. 

With the current uncertainty in the world that is changing daily, it's even more important than ever that we take care of mental health and celebrate recovery within our community.

In 2020, we will continue to aim to boost mental wellbeing in WA communities by:
•  Encouraging each of us to support and look out for one another
•  Promoting mental health literacy and self-care tips
• Raising awareness of mental health issues and reducing stigma associated with seeking support

Some of our approaches might be a little different this year, in light of the public health and safety guidelines surrounding COVID-2019, in relation to events and crowds, and we may adopt more digital strategies to share with you.

The situation is changing daily as you are aware, with events currently banned and physical social distancing in place, we understand more measures could soon be applied, and we're not sure when the situation will be under control enough for the restrictions to be lifted.

We all hope WA, and the rest of the world has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic by October, and that Mental Health Week might be a time for us to all come together in person again and embrace our loved ones, to rejoice, recover, reflect and re-connect, but we will know for sure closer to the time.


2020 Theme

This year’s Mental Health Week theme is Strengthening Our Community – Live, Learn, Work Play.

The theme has been carried over from the WA Mental Health Conference last year which resonated with a large number of people and also ties in with the social determinants message of the Mental Health Week theme of 2019.

The events of recent times have brought the social determinants of mental health into sharp focus across all of our communities and we think it’s important we take this opportunity of community awareness to bring attention to the need to safeguard people’s social determinants of mental health during and after the COVID-19 crisis has passed.

To build supportive communities, we must take a holistic look at mental health, sharing ideas, and learning from each other through every day activities.

We understand how your community, how you interact and 'live, learn, work and play' might look and feel a little different right now -whether you're facing a job loss, employment uncertainty, your play locations of choice are off limits or your learning and work environments have transformed into your home lives in order to best adapt to the situation around us. 

There's many factors throughout our lives which impact on our overall sense of mental wellbeing.

Follow @MentalHealthWeek on Facebook and Instagram for tips, supports, strategies and advice over the coming months as we lead up to October.

Community Grant applications coming soon

Every year, WAAMH provides grants to not-for-profit organisations to host their own events and activities to ensure mental health messages are spread far and wide to regional and remote areas. 

Following event and crowd restrictions from the Western Australian Government, WAAMH is still committed to providing community grants for activities and events to be executed later in the year. Please note, this may be subject to change should public health and safety conditions, and event restrictions extend beyond October in response to the coronavirus pandemic's impact locally.

Digital and/or online activities and messaging will also be encouraged.

More details to come soon!

Corporate Sponsorship

Sponsorship is a great way to generate brand awareness and raise your profile within the community whilst supporting mental health and is more than just a donation.

Our tailored sponsorships deliver key marketing, volunteering and corporate social responsibility activities.

Want to know more or interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact Shendelle Oliver at

Mental Health Awareness Ribbons for Sale

Green is the colour of mental health representing hope, strength and support.

Celebrate your recovery, help us reduce stigma, and start a life-saving conversation by purchasing a green Mental Health Awareness ribbon.

When we all wear our ribbons, we display a unified community and let others around us know we support better mental health and wellbeing outcomes in our State.

To buy ribbons visit

WA Association for Mental Health
1 Nash Street, Perth WA, 6000
(08) 6246 3000
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