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  • Mental illness affects one in five Australians and this World Mental Health Day – Monday 10 October – Mental Health Australia is encouraging all Australians to make a personal promise to improve their own mental health. It doesn’t have to be New Year to…
  • World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all…
  • One in five Australians will experience a mental illness in the next 12 months, almost 50% of us in our lifetimes. Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. On this day Australians are asked to make a personal mental health promise to themselves and share it on social media. So far, over 11,000 promises have been made on the campaign website. “Mental illness impacts so many in our community. But if we can recognise the signs and do something about it early, we can significantly reduce the impact it can have on our lives,” Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan said today.
  • Exclusive research commissioned by Mental Health Australia has asked Australians what they’re doing to improve their mental health and wellbeing against ten key activities.“Generally, Australians are doing better than expected regarding their participation in activities that assist with improving mental health and wellbeing,” Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan said. “However, we found when we looked at these and other activities in young adults between 18 and 29, the results were not as strong,” Mr Quinlan said.
  • Mental Health Australia is running a campaign to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2015, and highlight the role we all play in our own good mental health and wellbeing.
  • One in five Australians will experience mental illness this year, but did you know that 70% of us will do nothing about it? Encouraging help seeking behaviour is one of this year’s key messages for our ‘Mental Health begins with Me’ campaign. In a new video Mental Health Australia’s Director of Communications, Chris Wagner, introduces the campaign ‘Mental Health Begins with Me’ for World Mental Health Day in 2015, and encourages all of us to seek help when we need it. He also encourages us to make a mental health promise at https://1010.org.au/ to help think about and improve our own mental health and wellbeing.
  • Mental Health Australia is looking for events about mental health and wellbeing. Is your organisation running an event? If you are holding an event this year, to mark National Mental Health Week or World Mental Health Day, or any mental health related…