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8 - 16 October 2022
August eNews: Events, merchandise and more!

It's exciting to see so many events starting to take shape for Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) with over 140 activities already registered. We expect to see more events added over the coming weeks as we get closer to QMHW, so we encourage you to see which ones you may like to attend.


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If you're planning an event of your own, we encourage you to make your support official and register it on the QMHW website. Plus, if you register before the end of tomorrow, Wedneday 31 August, you will automatically enter our early bird registration draw and go in the running to win a $100 visa card to use to help cover event costs.


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If you require any assistance in registering your event, or have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us by emailing


We hope you enjoy reading this edition the QMHW eNews! Please feel free to forward it to your contacts or encourage them to subscibe here.

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Resources available

There are a range of resources available for download from the QMHW website to help you celebrate the week! There are posters, social media tiles and even bunting. Plus, there will be a more school resources released in the coming week, so keep an eye out if you want ideas for classrooom activities.

Purchase merchandise

Wear our merchandise to help raise awareness! There are lapel ribbons available from the QMHW website. These are sold in packs of 10, 25, 50, or 100. We have already sold 1000 ribbons (thank you to everyone who has purchased packs), so we are getting more stock soon with 2000 units set to arrive in the coming week. You can also buy t-shirts and homewares from our store with The Tshirt Mill.

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World Mental Health Day breakfast event

Join Workplace Health and Safety Queensland on World Mental Health Day for a breakfast event to hear from their new Queensland Mental Health Ambassador Hayley Lewis.There will also be a panel discussion, led by facilitator Mark Oostergo, General Manager and Principal Psychologist of Communicorp, on the role of different regulators and legislation for mental health at work.

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Wellbeing Day Festival

You can attend a fun-filled community festival to uplift wellbeing and celebrate QMHW, featuring yoga, meditation, mindfulness, ayurveda and more. The Wellbeing Day Festival will be held on Sunday 16 October in West End.

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A Night to Remember: a concert by Upbeat Arts

Brisbane’s arts precinct will burst into song and prose when Upbeat Arts choruses the importance of Awareness, Belonging and Connection at its “A Night to Remember” concert on Thursday 13 October.

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Together Sing

Together Sing is an opportunity for groups of people to sing together. During Queensland Mental Health Week, schools and community groups across Australia opt in to sing a song specifically composed for the occasion. The lyrics of this commissioned work focus on singing together for mental health and wellbeing. A digital package including lyrics, audio files, scores and other support material will be available to schools and community groups free of charge.

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Yeppoon event: Register or volunteer now

Walk for Wellbeing is an event being held on Sunday 16 October by The Hub Capricorn Coast to mark QMHW. Attendees will walk from Farnborough Beach with a drink stop at Ross Creek and morning tea at Lioness Park Lammermoor Beach then finishing at Kemp Hill. The walk will be approximately 8km. Registrations are now open and organisers are also seeking volunteers to help out on the day.

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Podcast: Minding Your Mind

Mental health expert Prof Ian Hickie and author & broadcaster James O’Loghlin explore all aspects of mental health; the different types of mental health issues we can experience, their causes, how they affect us, and what we can do to get help and find solutions.

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You don't need to be an expert to ask R U OK?

The conversation guide contains tips to help you ask “are you OK?” and lend support to the people in your world every day of the year. Because when we genuinely ask, “are you OK?", and are prepared to talk to them about how they’re feeling and what’s going on in their life, we can help someone who might be struggling feel connected and supported, long before they’re in crisis.

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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.

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National Head to Health phone service goes live

Every Australian, no matter where they live, can now make a free phone call to the national Head to Health support line where they will receive advice, assessment, and referral to mental health services that best suit their needs. Read more.

QPHCN event tomorrow on mental health

CheckUP are hosting a Queensland Primary Health Care Network (QPHCN) event tommorow on mental health and wellbeing.

  • Topic: Creating mentally healthy communities
  • Date: Wednesday 31 August from 10am - 12pm AEST
  • Location: Online or in-person at the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) training rooms, Level 1/36 Russell Street, South Brisbane

There will be updates on initiatives occuring in the sector with presentations from the Queensland Mental Health Commission, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Accoras, Richmond Fellowship Queensland and SANE. Learn more and get your ticket.

Present at the 2023 Frontline Mental Health Conference

Applications to present at the 2023 Frontline Mental Health Conference close this week on Friday 2 September. Become a presenter and share:

  • Research findings that could inspire changes in service delivery
  • Real-world insights that open doors to future innovations in prevention and treatment
  • Successful projects and programs that deliver long term success journeys.

In-person and virtual presentation options available. Learn more here.

Veterans Affairs Interim Report released

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide has made 13 urgent recommendations in its interim report, which was handed to the Governor-General, David Hurley, and tabled in Parliament in Canberra earlier this month. Download the report here.

Suicide prevention for seniors

Work with older people and would like to learn how to help prevent suicide? The free Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program can provide the training you need. The program is funded by the Australian and NSW governments. To learn more, contact Anglicare at or click here to visit their website.

Cross-sector collaboration

Funded by the Queensland Mental Health Commission, Queensland Mental Health Week is coordinated by CheckUP and delivered by a strong cross-sector collaboration.


Each edition of this eNews will feature information on our different cross-sector partners.

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Department of Education

The Department of Education is committed to ensuring Queenslanders have the education and skills they need to contribute to the economic and social development of Queensland. The department delivers world-class education and training services for people at every stage of their personal and professional development.

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Mental Illness Fellowship Australia (MIFA)

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA) works in partnership with its member organisations to understand the needs and issues for people affected by severe mental illness. MIFA aims to cause positive change and enhance the quality of life for everyone affected by severe mental illness in Australia.

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Open Minds

Open Minds delivers mental health, disability and employment supports and is a registered NDIS provider. The Open Minds team works to enhance mental health and wellbeing by delivering a range of tailored options focused on people’s individual needs. They have a strong commitment to working alongside people and focusing on their strengths to enable personal achievement and recovery.

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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.



Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge 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.

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Phone: 07 3105 8300
PO Box 3205, South Brisbane Queensland 4101

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