Mental Health Week 4 – 10 October 2015

News from the Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Week 2015

In 2015, Mental Health Week will run from Sunday 4th to Saturday 10th October. World Mental Health Day is marked every year on the same date: 10th of October.

Mental Health Week aims to activate, educate and engage Victorians about mental health through a week of interactive events across the state including an official launch, community festivals, art exhibitions, music, theatre and seminars.

From its beginnings in 1985, the week has grown to encompass hundreds of events and a multitude of individuals, community groups and service providers throughout the state.

Much of the effort of running Mental Health Week comes from dedicated volunteers committed  to promoting mental wellbeing, furthering knowledge about mental health and eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness.

As co-ordinator of Mental Health Week in Victoria, the Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Vic) is delighted to have the active involvement and participation of state and federal governments, as well as non-government organisations and communty-based health and social impact agencies. We are pleased to be sharing the Week with the Victorian Government, along with many other mental health, health, education, recreation and support agencies.

Mental Health Week 2015 Official Launch Monday 5th October 4.00 pm
We are delighted to invite you to the official launch with keynote addresses by The Hon Martin Foley , the Minister for Mental Health and Prof. Graham Burrows AO CJSJ DSc MD, President of the Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria). The launch will comprise an enjoyable program of music, artworks, prize-giving and more!

Mental Health Week 2015 Official Launch
Monday 5th October, 4.00pm – 6.30pm
The Edge Theatre, Federation Square
We all look forward to a great week of education, stimulation and encouragement for all and particularly a week of celebration for mental health consumers, carers, clinicians and service agencies.

 For information about the above event, please email us at admin(at) or phone 03 9826 1422.

We encourage you to post information about your Mental Health Week event and to view the list of current events. 

We look forward to seeing you at the launch and wish you all the best for Mental Health Week.

Mental Health Week 2015 Poster

Mental Health Week Education Seminars
Ice: What Is It All About?
Mr Jose Hernandez (Operations Manager of Health and Community Care at Chisholm Institute)
Tuesday 6 October 2015 7:30 pm to 9 pm
The Melbourne Clinic: 130 Church Street Richmond (Enter via Tweedie Place)
email admin(at) to book a seat! Limited seats available.