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November 2021

Thanks for being involved in WA Mental Health Week 2021!

Mental Health Week is all done and dusted for another year! And what a week it was.
Every year Mental Health Week grows but we didn’t predict it to be SO BIG in 2021! So we need to say...

Thank you!

Thank you for helping us break down stigma in the community and encourage those who are experiencing challenges to talk about their mental health.

Thank you for celebrating the recovery of your journey or someone close to you.

Thank you for hosting an event or activity in your community bringing people together to feel connected and access support.

Thank you for distributing our green awareness ribbons through your networks, sharing our content on the socials, or downloading and using our online resources to promote mental health tips and messages.

Thank you for walking this journey with us as we continue to tackle an ever-important community challenge.

We'll continue to share photos from around the State over the next few weeks via our Facebook page. 

The Stats!

To prove this was the biggest Mental Health Week yet, here are some stats that will knock your socks off: 

• The Mental Health Week website was viewed 90,000 times in October alone.
• We had 27,000 engagements across our social media channels in the week – let's not forget the rest of the community doing their own promotion across their own socials
• 400 community events and activities were held across WA during the week, including 70 of which WAAMH helped support through a Lotterywest grant.
• 500 participants took part in the Mental Health Week Dance Challenge which was specially choreographed by our friends at The Jungle Body for Mental Health Week
• The official Hashtag #MHW2021 was featured more than 2000 times
• We distributed more than 10,000 Mental Health Awareness ribbons

Your peak body for community mental health, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) also hosted some pretty awesome events including a family fun day and bike ride, a professional FONDO bike ride in Bunbury in partnership with West Cycle, a workplace mental health panel  breakfast in the Perth CBD with Page Personnel and spectacular Closing Ceremony at ANZAC House overlooking the Swan River.

Watch our video

WAAMH produced a four-minute short documentary on the importance of children’s mental health, thanks to funding from Lotterywest and the participation of Telethon Kids Institute; Thrive By Five at Minderoo Foundation; and Amy Coombe. It’s already been viewed nearly 4000 times and reached around 20,000 people, including a share from the child development legend herself, Maggie Dent!

See and share it for yourself at:

Landmark videos and reports were released in MHW 2021

The University of Western Australia's Mental Health Week music video

The National Mental Health Commission's Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Sportwest's Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Sport Framework

WAAMH and West Cycle Event Teams at Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Pump up the Jam Dance Challenge Highlights

Members of Parliament were involved far and wide


All of the Mental Health Week resources, information and fact sheets will still be available online for you to download, share and use at your leisure.

To view these visit:

Plus, Mental Health Awareness Pens and Ribbons can still be purchased all year round. For more details click here.

Get your tickets now the 2021 WA Mental Health Awards

Our next big event is the WA Mental Health Awards on the evening of 25th November at Beaumonde on the Point in central Perth on the river.

Tickets are selling fast, and we can guarantee this event will sell out!
To secure yours now visit

Thanks to our Mental Health Week partners

A HUGE thank you to our Mental Health Week partners for 2021!

Without which, we simply could not have delivered this amazing health campaign and we are forever grateful! 

To learn more about these awesome organisations head to our partners page here.

Thank you and see you again in 2022!

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