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Queensland Mental Health Week

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QMHW eNews June 2024

View the June edition of the Queensland Mental Health Week eNews online.

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QMHW eNews May 2024

View the May edition of the Queensland Mental Health Week eNews online.

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QMHW eNews April 2024

View the April edition of the Queensland Mental Health Week eNews online.

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Queensland Mental Health Week grants open now!

 

We are excited to announce that the Queensland Mental Health Week Community Events Grant Program is now open for applications!

In 2024, $100,000 worth of grants are being made available to help organisations across the state host Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) events.

The theme for Queensland Mental Health Week 2024 is “Connect for mental health”. This QMHW, we want Queenslanders to consider and connect with the people and communities that help them be mentally healthy.

The grant funding will support innovative events that provide a focal point for awareness, education, and understanding of mental health and wellbeing, help foster community connection, and enhance inclusivity for those living with mental health challenges.

 

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About the grants

Funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Mental Health Commission and administered by CheckUP, the Queensland Mental Health Week Community Events Grant Program provides the opportunity for eligible organisations to apply for up to $2,000 to assist with event costs.

Community organisations, charities, local councils, sports clubs, school P&Cs, workplaces, and more are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to make a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing in your community.

To understand eligibility requirements, please read the 2024 Grant Guidelines before applying. You can also find a grant FAQ on the Queensland Mental Health Week website.

Apply for funding before the deadline on Friday 17 May 2024.

To apply for a grant, please use SmartyGrants. You can sign up for a free account or use an existing account.

We encourage you to share this opportunity with your networks. If you have any questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@qldmentalhealthweek.org.au.

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Queensland Mental Health Week 2024 theme announced

 

We are excited to announce the theme for Queensland Mental Health Week 2024 is “Connect for mental health”, emphasising the proactive measures we can adopt to nurture and support positive mental health and wellbeing for ourselves and our communities.

Queensland Mental Health Week provides an opportunity for all Queenslanders to consider and connect with the people and communities that they rely on to help them be mentally healthy, through a range of events and activities.

Connect for mental health focuses on four areas:

  • Connect with self: Take care of yourself, do something you enjoy, make healthy choices, and seek help when needed.
  • Connect with community: Create supportive and inclusive environments, look after one another, and connect with culture. Show kindness and initiate connection with those who are struggling.
  • Connect with others: Foster relationships with loved ones, friends, family, and mob. Spend time with others and make meaningful connections.
  • Connect with nature: Take a break from technology, spend time outdoors, embrace mindfulness, and take care of the world around you.

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QMHW eNews March 2024

View the March edition of the Queensland Mental Health Week eNews online.

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QMHW 2024 dates announced!

We are very excited to announce the dates for Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) 2024! The week will take place from Saturday 5 October to Sunday 13 October, inclusive of World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October. Read more in our dates announcement here.

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QMHW eNews November 2023

View the November edition of the Queensland Mental Health Week eNews online.

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QMHW eNews October 2023

View the October edition of the Queensland Mental Health Week eNews online.

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The CheckUP team celebrates Queensland Mental Health Week 2023

This is the sixth year that CheckUP have coordinated Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) on behalf of the Queensland Mental Health Commission and with the support of a strong cross-sector collaboration. Taking place last week from 7-15 October in 2023, Queensland Mental Health Week is an awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on individual and community mental health and wellbeing. The theme, ‘Awareness, Belonging, Connection’, reflects the important factors that help people maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.

We’re thrilled to share that this year there was a record breaking number of events, with over 500 events officially registered on the QMHW website. As the coordinators of QMHW it was incredible to see all the creative and varied events happening across the state. Last week the CheckUP team had the pleasure of attending just a few of the fantastic QMHW events.

Here’s a snapshot of what the CheckUP team got up to during Queensland Mental Health Week 2023.

During the week the CheckUP and Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council teams in Brisbane and Cairns held their own QMHW events, taking some time out for cupcakes, colouring and connection.

CheckUP’s Brisbane team members were lucky enough to check out a few of the local exhibitions happening around the city. We visited Out from the Mist, an international photography, music, and short film competition and exhibition. We also visited the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition in King George Square, which featured 270 amazing artworks. Both exhibitions celebrate the work of artists with lived experience of mental ill-health.

The marketing and communications team headed to Parliament House Brisbane for their QMHW event. The event was a hit, with addresses from Shannon Fentiman, Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women, and Ivan Frkovic, Queensland Mental Health Commissioner. It was fantastic to see the support for Queensland Mental Health Week from Parliament, not to mention the adorable therapy dogs!

We also had the pleasure of celebrating the remarkable achievements of organisations in the sector at this year’s Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees and the finalists!

 

We would like to thank the Queensland Mental Health Commission and all the members of our Reference Group and Working Group — particularly our lived experience consumer representatives — for their guidance, collaboration, and support to make QMHW what it is. We would also like to acknowledge people living with mental illness or mental health challenges, problematic alcohol and other drugs use, and those affected by suicide, their families, carers and support people. We commend their resilience, courage and generosity of time and spirit in sharing their personal stories, experiences and views.