Mental Health Month NSW is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held throughout October each year. The campaign aims to increase awareness and promote mental health and wellbeing for all people living in NSW. Mental Health Month is coordinated by WayAhead – Mental Health Association NSW.
For information about Transcultural Mental Health Centre Activities during Mental Health Month contact Mr Michele Sapucci, Program Leader, Mental Health Promotion, Prevention & Early Intervention at Michele.Sapucci@health.nsw.gov.au
Living Library 2020 - Save the date and Expression of Interest
In 2020, the Living Library will return for Mental Health Month. This year, the event will be streamed entirely online. The Living Library is an opportunity to listen to community members and a clinician sharing their personal stories of mental health, wellbeing and recovery. If you would like to be a Living Library speaker in 2020 or to learn more, go to: https://mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/adults. The organisers encourage speakers who are young people, older people, LGBTIQA+, refugee, and from migrant communities
Click here to download a flyer about the Living Library PDF 221 KB
Mental Health Month Small Grants Now Open
Each year Way Ahead offers a number of small grants to assist the staging of mental health promotion activities or events during October’s Mental Health Month. There are five categories of grants available including the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) grants. CALD grants are for projects focusing specifically on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities. In this category the judges are looking for projects which are especially creative or innovative; applications from small, community-led organisations or groups; projects which respond to the needs of their local/target community; projects which have a clear mental health focus and projects with a strong link to the Mental Health Month theme (“Tune In”).
For more information and to apply for a Small Grant click here.
Nominations for Mental Health Matters Awards 2020 Now Open!
The Mental Health Matters Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals, groups and organisations that have worked to improve understanding, awareness, service provision and the general mental health of communities in NSW over the past year (2019 — 2020). Do you know someone doing excellent work in mental health? You can nominate yourself, a program you work for/with, or a program or person you know. Nominations are open in a range of categories including the Community Initiative Award, which recognises small, grass-roots, community-run groups, particularly Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community groups.
For more information and to make a nomination for an award visit the Way Ahead website.
Resources for Mental Health Month
TMHC distributes a wide range of our multilingual resources during Mental Health Month. To download our multilingual mental health resources yourself or to find out how to order hard copies visit the Multilingual Resources section of our website.