In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week this week, RACMA acknowledges the complex and demanding environment our medical leaders work within and hence the importance of protecting the mental health and wellbeing of the whole medical workforce. Staff wellbeing is essential for patient safety and quality of care and it is critical we continue to raise awareness and understanding about mental illness, and how it impacts on the lives of people in our community.
Mental Health Week is an annual, national event that aims to improve community awareness and interest in mental health and wellbeing. World Mental Health Day is marked every year on 10 October. This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), is 'Making Mental Health a Global Priority: Scaling Up Services Through Citizen Advocacy and Action’.
Mental Health Week / Day / Month is celebrated all around Australia, with each state adopting their own theme and holding their own events each year. For more information or to participate in activities in your State visit the following links:
VICTORIA - http://www.mentalhealthvic.org.au
WEST AUSTRALIA - https://mhw.waamh.org.au/
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - http://www.mhcsa.org.au/mhcsa-events/mental-health-week-2019/
QUEENSLAND - https://www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au/
NEW SOUTH WALES - http://mentalhealthmonth.wayahead.org.au/
TASMANIA - https://mhct.org/mentalhealthweek/