Mental Health Week is celebrated each year in October around World Mental Health Day on October 10.
Coordinated by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, with support from the WA Mental Health Commission, Mental Health Week provides a prime opportunity to address and highlight the important connection between social determinants and mental health; and promote effective prevention strategies to keep people mentally healthy.
Given how critical the early years are for lifelong brain development and functioning, learning, and wellbeing, the theme for Mental Health Week 2021 in Western Australia will be: Mental health starts with our children.
WACOSS encourages all members to get involved in Mental Health Week and to promote the key messages. You can keep track of what’s happening on the events page of the WA Mental Health Week website.