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Mental Health Week 2017

By: Naomi Engelke

Category: Health & Safety

  11.10 AM 9 October, 2017


Location: General

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Yesterday (Sunday 8 October) marked the first day of Mental Health Week 2017. 

Mental Health Week is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held in October each year. The aims are to activate, educate and promote wellbeing whilst eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The week has grown in the past 20 years to encompass hundreds of events Australia wide, organised by a multitude of individuals, community groups and service providers throughout the states.

CFA recently supported R U OK Day by holding events around the state to encourage individuals to support one another. R U OK Day and Mental Health Week have similar goals and serve as great reminders to regularly reach out to one another. 

This week, each day we will be sharing with you a Mental Health Safety Share to encourage stress management, self-care, promote CFA supports and other tips to increase mental health awareness and wellbeing.

Please visit the following link http://www.mentalhealthvic.org.au/ to find out more about events occurring around Victoria during Mental Health week which anyone can attend free of charge.

Last Updated: 09 October 2017