Julie Martin, Queensland Mental Health Week Coordinator

Celebrate good mental health and wellbeing by getting involved in 2017 Queensland Mental Health Week.

The week is an opportunity to promote good mental health and wellbeing, create understanding of mental illness, and celebrate the lives of people living with mental illness.

This year Queensland Mental Health Week takes place from Sunday 8 to Saturday 14 October 2017 with the theme value mental health.

About half of all Queenslanders will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime. Around one in five will experience a mental health issue in any one year.

We can all do something to actively value mental health. Let’s focus on the things we can do to support ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.

Together, we can all show how much we value mental health and help break down the stigma of mental illness.

We encourage all Queenslanders to get involved in Queensland Mental Health Week by:

  • hosting an event
  • attending one of the many free events on offer
  • posting a message of support on the website
  • sharing stories, videos, photos and articles on social media

There are events happening right across the state in a display of solidarity, ranging from expos, walks, art exhibitions, fairs, morning teas, workshops and much more. Find an event in your area.

This year for the first time, Brisbane City will ‘light up’ in purple and yellow on World Mental Health Day (10 October) in a dazzling display of support for mental health and wellbeing. Take a photo in front of the Story Bridge, Brisbane City Hall, King George Square or Reddacliffe Place on the evening and share them with our QMHW community on FacebookTwitter and Instagram using the hashtags #QMHW and #valuementalhealth.

Visit for more information, the 100 ways in 100 days campaign, lived experience and carer forums, QMHW merchandise, downloadable resources such as posters and logos, and much more.  

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