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.