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7 - 15 October 2023
November eNews

Hi friend,


Welcome to our final Queensland Mental Health Week newsletter for the year. In this issue we'll share some QMHW updates, wellbeing tips for the holidays, and ways to help shape QMHW 2024.

Thank you for your support of QMHW. Let's persist in our collaborative efforts to promote mental health awareness and emphasise the importance of belonging and connection.

Social media challenge winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Queensland Mental Health Week social media challenge. Each of the winners received a $100 Visa gift card for showcasing their awesome events. You can see the album of entries here. This competition was made possible with the generous support of our prize sponsor, HESTA.

Recovered Futures

Thank you on behalf of RFQ to everyone who visited the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition this year. The exhibition showcases art by artists with mental health lived experience. More than 50% of the artwork was sold and over 13,000 people visited the exhibition! You can read some of the artists' stories on the Recovered Futures website.

View artist stories
Out From The Mist

The Out From The Mist exhibition and competition was held at the Judith Wright Centre this year. The competition received entries from all over the world in photography, short film, and music categories. If you missed the awards night ceremony, it's available to watch on YouTube.

Watch awards night
Submit an affirmation

If you've got a great affirmation, a mantra you live by, or a wellbeing tip that never fails to turn your day around, we'd love to hear it!


Share your knowledge with the community by submitting an affirmation or wellbeing tip below for the chance to be featured in next year's affirmation deck!

Submit here
Share your story

We are looking for stories that will help raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing, increase understanding of mental illness and recovery, and highlight the positive impact QMHW events can have on Queensland communities. Do you have a story you want to share?

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Nurture mental wellbeing during the holidays

Be kind to yourself this holiday season. Christmas can be a time of joy and celebration for some, but for others, it can be stressful and isolating, even amplifying mental health challenges. It’s important to acknowledge how you feel at this time of year and prioritise your own mental wellbeing and that of others you may be caring for. We’ve put together some tips and strategies to help support your mental wellbeing during the holidays. See the full article on our website.

SANE Forums

It can be difficult engaging in face to face supports when you’re living with mental health issues. The SANE Forums are an online space where you can connect with others without the pressure some people experience with in-person support.

Visit Forums
Mental Health resources

The 'Find help' page on our website links to helpful websites covering 24/7 help lines, gambling assistance, relationships, eating disorders, parenting and more.


If you'd like to have your organisation's mental health resources added to the page, please get in touch.

Find help
Queensland Mental Health Week and CheckUP logos side by side

Funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Mental Health Commission, Queensland Mental Health Week is coordinated by CheckUP and delivered through strong cross-sector collaboration. We would like to thank all our partners and supporters including our sponsors, reference group, working group, and everyone else who helped make the week a success.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live and recognise their continuing connection to the land, water, and community. We pay respect to Elders past and present and future leaders.

We also acknowledge people living with mental health challenges, problematic alcohol and other drugs use, as well as those impacted by suicide, their families, carers and support people.

24/7 Crisis Helplines

If you need immediate support, Lifeline (13 11 14) and the Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467) are available 24/7. In an emergency, call 000.

Contact CheckUP

PO Box 3205, South Brisbane Queensland 4101

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