World Mental Health Month - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

World Mental Health Month

World Mental Health Day is on Saturday 10 October, and the whole of October is Mental Health Month. That means you can plan 31 days of activities to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, prioritising mental health and wellbeing has been more important than ever. This World Mental Health Day – October 10 – the message is simple: “Look after your mental health, Australia.”

Don’t delay to talk about how you’re feeling.  We are encouraging folks to reach out to look after their mental health, but more importantly, we are asking our communities to “reach in” and check in on each other. We all need connection, make a call.

Check-in on each other - even if it’s only possible virtually.

Also, despite COVID-19, it’s important to continue with your regular health check-up and medication.

Make a promise to look after your mental health. Check in on your friends, look after yourself and please see your GP when necessary.

Webinar: We can all respond to suicide - implementing training specifically within LGBTIQA+ communities 


Mental Health Month is a great time to highlight the specific experiences and needs of LGBTIQA+ people. This webinar will explore the importance and benefits of creating LGBTIQA+ specific learning environments to build suicide awareness and response skills  for, with and within our own communities. Our aim is to explore this work through reflective dialogue, asking ourselves why this work is important, and what it means to be doing it. 

WHEN October 13, 2020 at 2pm - 3pm


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To find out more, and to share your own tips on how to look after your wellbeing and mental health, follow #LookAfterYourMentalHealthAustralia and #InThisTogether on social media.

Mental Health Month Calendar Link

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