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October 2022

That’s a wrap for 2022!

Mental Health Week WA 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 2022!

Our theme really appeared to strike a cord with the majority of the WA community this year and we hope that you learnt something about impacts on mental health from where we live, how we live and what we live.

There was also a surge in online resource and tile sharing this year with growing momentum and buzzing awareness across social media.

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

Thank you for celebrating how far you or someone close to you has made it along their recovery journey.

Thank you for hosting an event or activity in your local area to bring people together and feel connected.

Thank you for buying green awarenes ribbons, sharing content and downloading the mind, body, environment resources. 

So.. to prove this was the biggest Mental Health Week yet, here are some stats that may surprise you...

The stats!

Sell-out Opening Ceremony Perth premiere of Pieces at Luna Cinemas

A star-studded crowd of 500 people descended on a sold-out opening ceremony screening the Perth-based film premiere of Pieces, directed by Martin Wilson. You can still catch the film by checking for screening times at:

Pieces has since been nominated for two AACTA Awards and the The West Australian social pages captured all the buzz of the film premiere Mental Health Week opening. 

See all the pics from the Opening here via: via our Facebook photo album.

Rotto workout in the bay

A solid day of sunshine led to an impressive turn out just shy of 100 on WA's island retreat to get fit and funky with The Jungle Body for all ages by the sea, to raise awareness for mental health. 

See all the fun pics in our Facebook photo album.

Sell-out UWA Breakfast by the Bay

Thanks to these expert panel members who joined us at another sell-out event of 220 people at Breakfast by the Bay at The University Club of Western Australia, examining the intersection of our mind, body and environment on our mental health and wellbeing.

We received overwhelmingly positive feedback and numerous requests for a “longer” day at the Bay with these inspirational thought leaders: Associate Professor Claus Christophersen, Dr Lies Notebaert, Belinda McCawley, Dr Tiffany Calvert, and Adam Przytula.

See all the photos from the event in our Facebook album here.

Community events snapshot from around WA - grants provided by WAAMH

Shire of Esperance

South West Women's Health

The Nintirri Centre - Dads and their Lads

Shire of Collie

Mental Health Week Pop Up Cafe Escare Esperance

Kids craft table fun

Kinross Community Garden

New table tennis set-up in Newman Neighbourhood

Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

All community pics here!

Snippet of the 2000 shout-outs from organisations across WA

Keeping it 'reel'

Watch and read all the MIND, BODY, ENVIRONMENT TIPS on Instagram @MentalHealthWeekWA

Our team produced some epic reels to share across the socials. They've already been viewed more than 4000 times!

Read all the mind, body, environment tips in more detail on our website.

WAAMH's Community Mental Health Week Grants Program

Find out exactly where the funding was distributed around the State and what it supported at 

Love what we do?

And want to help us do more?

Become a member of the peak body for community mental health and organisers of Mental Health Week WA, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health - we have a category for everyone:

  • Community-managed mental health services
  • Individuals with lived or living experience as a consumer, carer or family member
  • Organisations with an interest in mental health and wellbeing in the community
  • Professionals whose work relates to mental health

Complete the 5-minute MHW survey

Now you know how we think Mental Health Week went, it would be great to hear your take. Please complete this 5-minute survey and tell us what you enjoyed about WA Mental Health Week and how it can be improved.

Complete the survey here:

Make a donation and help us do more!

Make a donation so we can continue to strive and build a thriving mentally healthy community!

If you want the Western Australian Association for Mental Health to continue to facilitate ways to bring the sector and community together, and improve mental health awareness and community education, please consider a tax-deductible donation.

Donate here:

The Body Keeps Score flyer

Download our latest flyer about trauma responses in relation to the intersection of our mind, body and environment, and the impact they have on our mental health and wellbeing.

You can also still purchase green ribbons, pens, and download the free Mind, Body, Environment and Life Experience resources on the Mental Health Week website for many more months to come at 

Thanks to our Mental Health Week event partners

A HUGE thank you to our Mental Health Week partners for 2022! Without you, we simply could not have delivered this meaningful campaign to the extent we did, and we are forever grateful!

Thank you and see you in 2023!

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