Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October in NSW. Mental Health Month reminds us of the importance of looking after our mental health and wellbeing. The Month also provides us the opportunity to understand the importance of good mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed. Mental Health Month NSW is coordinated by WayAhead – Mental Health Association NSW.

The Mental Health Month theme for 2024 is  'Let’s Talk About It'. This theme emphasises the significance of open dialogue and communication regarding mental health across various platforms and settings. The theme’s 'Talk' aspect highlights the importance of inclusive discussions, considering diverse needs and utilising different mediums for conversation. Meanwhile, the 'It' component, is open-ended, allowing individuals to choose the topics they want to discuss. This could encompass conversations of lived experience stories, navigating mental health systems, or seeking resources and support. 

Applications for Mental Health Month Grants and Mental Health Matters Awards Now Open!


Mental health month grants now open 2024Way Ahead has announced that applications for the Mental Health Month Grants and the Mental Health Matters Awards 2024 are now officially open. 

The Mental Health Month Grants range from $500 to $1000 to support community groups and organisations in implementing Mental Health Month projects or events aligned with this year's theme, 'Let's Talk About It'.  These grants aim to facilitate conversations surrounding mental health, ultimately breaking down stigma and empowering individuals to seek help when needed. Community groups targeting culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply for the CALD grants. The deadline for grant applications is Friday 7 June 2024. Click here for more information and to apply for a grant

The Mental Health Matters Awards aim to celebrate individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to promoting mental health awareness and support. The deadline for award nominations is Friday 7 July 2024. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination for the Awards.

Mental Health Month at the Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC) 


This Mental Health Month the Transcultural Mental Health Centre is involved in a wide range of activities to promote mental health and wellbeing among culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

If you would like TMHC to be involved in your event or would like us to make a presentation during Mental Health Month please download and complete our Presentation Request Form (Word 643KB) and email to [email protected].

Download our multilingual resources for Mental Health Month here or contact us to order hard copies at [email protected] 

For further information about TMHC Mental Health Month activities please contact Michele Sapucci, Program Leader, Mental Health Promotion, Prevention & Early Intervention on (02) 8838 2189 or email: [email protected].